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DOC investigating deaths of native gulls

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information about the deaths of nine red-billed gulls in Kaikōura. More >>

DOC changing its service to exporters

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:12 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products. More >>

Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:43 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding people to leave seals alone to rest. DOC East Coast Operations Manager John Lucas says as Winter arrives rangers are already responding to phone calls about seals that have wandered on to sections ... More >>

Whio education resource in te reo for Taranaki schools

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:29 am | Department of Conservation

31 May 2018 A new resource in te reo Māori has been released by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in Taranaki. It looks closely at whio, the very special ducks that live on the rivers and streams of Mounga Taranaki. More >>

Help name the latest online sensation

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:53 am | Department of Conservation

Millions of people have spent the last three years watching her neighbours grow up. Now for the third year running the Department of Conservation is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on Otago ... More >>

Whale wows Napier crowd

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:31 pm | Department of Conservation

A humpback whale stopped in Hawke’s Bay today for lunch and a show just off Napier’s Marine Parade beach. More >>

Rare birds and rockets

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Monitoring shows a critically endangered native shore bird continues to nest and breed near the Rocket Lab launch site on Mahia Peninsula. More >>

Kekeno (seals) need rest not rescue

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

Kekeno (seals) need rest not rescue With seal season approaching, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding people to leave kekeno/seal pups alone if they see them on shore. Kekeno have already been spotted by DOC rangers this year, at ... More >>

DOC disappointed by senseless shooting of protected falcon

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:21 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC disappointed by senseless shooting of protected falcon A Department of Conservation (DOC) Hawke’s Bay ranger was called out to pick up a shot karearea/New Zealand falcon from a farm in Maraekakaho. The threatened and endemic bird was taken to a ... More >>

Okura Bush Walkway temporarily closed

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:12 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is temporarily closing the walkway through Okura Bush Scenic Reserve, on Auckland’s North Shore. More >>

Earthmoving contractor working on Motutapu

Monday, 7 May 2018, 2:37 pm | Department of Conservation

An earthmoving contractor will be working on Motutapu island for the next four weeks, starting tomorrow (Tuesday May 8), repairing slip damage caused by Cyclone Debbie, just over a year ago. More >>

Argentine ants threaten Kāpiti Island

Friday, 4 May 2018, 12:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is responding to the discovery of Argentine ants at the mainland visitor departure point for the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve. More >>

Kidnapped snail shipped home

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2:41 pm | Department of Conservation

An endangered giant land snail mistakenly kidnapped by trampers from Kahurangi National Park is being returned home by the Department of Conservation. More >>

170 wild horses re-homed

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:29 pm | Department of Conservation

One-hundred-and-seventy Kaimanawa wild horses have been successfully re-homed following the weekend’s muster from the Waiouru Military Training Area (WMTA). More >>

99 new kōrure welcomed to Poutiri Ao ō Tāne whanau

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:54 am | Department of Conservation

The local collaborative ecological restoration project Poutiri Ao ō Tāne welcomed almost 100 new members to its whanau. After months of preparation, 99 kōrure/mottled petrel chicks were translocated from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, near Rakiura/Stewart ... More >>

Whitebaiter nets fine for regulations breach

Monday, 16 April 2018, 5:09 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation prosecuted a Porangahau man last Friday, for two breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations. More >>

Fines for fishing in Canterbury marine reserve

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging fishers to check the location of marine reserves before they go fishing after a string of offending in Canterbury’s two marine reserves this summer. More >>

No way to save Okuru pilot whales

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:28 pm | Department of Conservation

A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast. More >>

Investigation into dead shellfish at marine reserve

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The discovery of a large number of dead shellfish, in the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore, has sparked a multi-agency investigation led by the Department of Conservation(DOC). More >>

Illegal fishing offenders plead guilty

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:20 pm | Department of Conservation

Two Havelock North men have pleaded guilty to fishing in the Te Angiangi marine reserve. They have each paid $750 in restitution. More >>

 

 

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