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Unreal experience, real conservation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:46 am | Department of Conservation

Unreal experience, real conservation The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Real Journeys are looking for conservation minded people for a unique Discovery Expedition to take part in the Dusky Sound Conservation and Restoration Programme. This is the ... More >>

Whale survey counts record 137 humpback whales

Monday, 13 July 2015, 9:37 am | Department of Conservation

This year’s Cook Strait Whale Survey counted 137 humpback whales, its highest tally in its 12 years and an encouraging indication their numbers are increasing in New Zealand. The annual four-week Department of Conservation survey, which ended on Saturday ... More >>

Robins find new home on Coal Island

Friday, 10 July 2015, 9:40 am | Department of Conservation

On 2 July, 69 South Island robins (kakaruwai) were released onto pest-free Coal Island in Preservation Inlet. More >>

Humpback whale baby only second seen in New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 10:22 am | Department of Conservation

A baby humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by a Department of Conservation whale research team is only the second one reported in New Zealand waters. More >>

Ngahere gecko transferred from Belmont Quarry to Mana Island

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 4:20 pm | Department of Conservation

Winstone Aggregates tranferred 23 Ngahere geckos from an area marked for extension at Belmont Quarry to Mana Island over the weekend. More >>

Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:24 am | Department of Conservation

Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by Department of Conservation researchers is thought to be ‘Migaloo’, a white humpback usually seen off Australia. The white humpback whale was seen with ... More >>

Charges laid for taking protected wildlife

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today laid charges in the Invercargill District Court against a 61-year-old Northland man for the alleged hunting and possession of a protected species under the Wildlife Act. More >>

Volunteers keep Silver Peaks tracks in top condition

Monday, 29 June 2015, 2:42 pm | Department of Conservation

Dunedin’s Silver Peaks tracks are in top shape for trampers thanks to the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers. More >>

Taieri Blokes Shed volunteers for conservation

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:17 am | Department of Conservation

Taieri Blokes Shed volunteers for conservation The Taieri Blokes Shed president welcomes the opportunity for his shed’s members to volunteer for the Department of Conservation. Taieri Blokes Shed president Ian Miller approached DOC some months ... More >>

Success for wasp control pilot programme

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:00 am | Department of Conservation

A pilot programme to control wasps on conservation land during the summer season has led to a significant reduction in wasp activity at the pilot sites, the Department of Conservation says. More >>

Backcountry hut and track upgrade in full swing

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 2:12 pm | Department of Conservation

Trampers, hunters and mountain bikers are doing up dozens of huts and tracks they love and use around the country with the help of the government’s community conservation fund. More >>

Whale watching in Cook Strait

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 10:13 am | Department of Conservation

Whale watching in Cook Strait A Department of Conservation research team that includes former whalers will be scanning the Cook Strait sea with their sights set on whales as a 12th annual whale survey gets underway in the area this month. The Cook Strait ... More >>

DOC to update uniform

Monday, 8 June 2015, 11:51 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is moving to update the uniform worn by more than 1,200 field-based staff around New Zealand. More >>

DOC partners recognised at Green Ribbon awards

Friday, 5 June 2015, 10:35 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is delighted that three of its conservation partners have been recognised for their outstanding achievements, at this year’s Green Ribbon environmental awards. More >>

Rare native duck released on Motutapu

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:11 am | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s rarest duck, pāteke, has been released on pest-free Motutapu island in the heart of Auckland. The Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) yesterday released 20 captive-bred pāteke on Motutapu, which ... More >>

Historic Hooker Hut removed for safekeeping

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 11:55 am | Department of Conservation

The oldest hut in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is on the move again this week. More >>

CCPF and jet boat company improve trapping

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:24 pm | Department of Conservation

CCPF and jet boat company improve trapping The Community Conservation Partnership Fund and a jet boat company are helping control predators in Southland and Fiordland. Birdlife in the area is healthier thanks to new stoat traps being installed along ... More >>

Battle for Our Birds programme protects native species

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Department of Conservation

Latest field monitoring results indicate the Department of Conservation’s recent large-scale pest control programme has succesfully knocked back rats and stoats and helped protect vulnerable native species across large areas of South Island beech ... More >>

Removal of Gardiner Hut

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has completed the removal of Gardiner Hut which was deemed beyond repair after a significant rock avalanche in July 2014. More >>

Ginger is the New Black

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4:15 pm | Department of Conservation

With famous ginger pop star Ed Sheeran on stage in NZ, another ginger media star - Kindara– took front stage at the weekend. More >>



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