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Richard Henry’s conservation legacy lives on

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:07 pm | Department of Conservation

Pioneering conservationist Richard Henry’s crucial contribution to saving our endangered native birds is remembered today, 13 November 2019, the 90th Anniversary of his death. More >>

Fun Day to celebrate 20th anniversary of Marine Reserve

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:56 pm | Department of Conservation

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve Committee are holding a Family Fun Day at the reserve this Saturday 16 November. More >>

Hector’s and Māui dolphins are present in Taranaki region

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:18 am | Department of Conservation

New research using acoustic underwater monitoring devices has confirmed that Hector’s or Māui dolphins are often present in the Taranaki region. More >>

Caution urged over rat carcasses on beach

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 5:44 pm | Department of Conservation

Dog owners are being urged to keep their dogs off Westport beaches after hundreds of dead rats washed up there in the past 24 hours. More >>

Photo competition to celebrate marine reserve 20th birthday

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:14 am | Department of Conservation

Get snapping at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve and enter your best photos in a competition being run as part of the marine reserve’s 20th anniversary celebrations this month. The competition, on the theme ‘take only memories, leave only footprints’ ... More >>

Bad weather advisory for Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:37 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation, (DOC) is implementing an advisory system for ‘bad weather days’ on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing this summer walking season. More >>

Blackball and DOC gear up for Paparoa Track Opening

Friday, 11 October 2019, 10:09 am | Department of Conservation

With just under two months until the first walkers and mountain bikers experience the Paparoa Track, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Blackball residents are getting ready for the long-awaited opening of what will be New Zealand’s first ... More >>

Proposals sought for final design of Dolomite Point

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:44 pm | Department of Conservation

A new visitor experience centre and overhaul and upgrade of dated infrastructure at Punakaiki is one step closer with the call to market this week for proposals from suppliers to complete final designs for the project. More >>

Winter life of Auckland Island pests revealed

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:04 am | Department of Conservation

Return of the winter field team from Auckland Island brings new insights into the work needed to make the subantarctic island pest-free. More >>

Leopard seal provoked

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 5:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Owha, the leopard seal, has been seen at ferry terminals, marinas, boat ramps and beaches in Auckland and Northland for the last four years. More >>

Great Walks season opens

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12:26 pm | Department of Conservation

The Great Walks season gets underway this month and the Department of Conservation’s tips for those making trips include being well prepared to keep safe, and to help care for the beautiful natural areas they will experience. More >>

Reminder for whitebaiters to enjoy a ‘sleep-in’ this Sunday

Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:26 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding fishers they can ‘sleep-in’ on Sunday, when the hours people can legally whitebait change with the start of daylight savings. More >>

Elephant ivory coming into New Zealand decreasing

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 2:50 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s latest figures on the trade of elephant ivory across the border show imports have been decreasing, although seizures of ivory without permits have increased slightly in the last decade. More >>

Mountain going rowi kiwi Aroha on the move again

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 11:06 am | Department of Conservation

Aroha, the rowi kiwi that made headlines last month after she was rescued from a mountain by the local West Coast LandSAR Alpine Cliff Rescue team is on the move again. More >>

“I do”: DOC and Gisborne i-SITE – a natural match

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:56 am | Department of Conservation

The Gisborne i-SITE is now the public front desk for East Coast/Tairawhiti Department of Conservation (DOC) visitor enquiries. More >>

Public consulted about New Zealand's biodiversity strategy

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:06 pm | Department of Conservation

Public consultation closed yesterday (Sunday 22 Sept) on a proposal for New Zealand’s next biodiversity strategy. More >>

Upgrading Aotea/Great Barrier tracks to prevent dieback

Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Ten tracks on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are being upgraded to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. More >>

Nature needs us to take action in our backyards this week

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:55 pm | Department of Conservation

For this year’s Conservation Week, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is encouraging East Coasters to take action in their own backyards to be Predator Free by 2050. DOC, Tairawhiti Environment Centre and partners are working together to launch a ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge Illumination for Conservation Week

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has joined with Auckland Council and Vector Lights to showcase New Zealand’s unique wildlife with an Auckland Harbour Bridge lightshow between Saturday 14 September and Sunday 22 September. More >>

Search and rescue finds mountain climbing kiwi

Friday, 30 August 2019, 8:08 pm | Department of Conservation

A rare rowi kiwi who had strayed far from her lowland forest home to a cliff face at 1250m in the snowy mountains of South Westland is now safe after DOC organised a Search and Rescue (SAR) Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) Team from Land Search and Rescue ... More >>



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