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Talented students win conservation jobs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:53 am | Department of Conservation

A group of talented Kiwi students will trade the classroom for working with Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers and conservators this summer after winning sought-after Blake DOC Ambassador Awards. More >>

DOC and Delta to help keep NZ falcon safe near power lines

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:21 am | Department of Conservation

Delta and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are working together to reduce the risk of New Zealand falcon/kārearea being electrocuted when they perch on overhead power equipment. More >>

Rahui lifted from Te Maari crater on Tongariro Maunga

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:52 am | Department of Conservation

The last Rahui placed around the Te Maari eruption centre in August-October 2012 has been lifted by Ngāti Tūwharetoa. It has been three years since the August 6th 2012 eruption of Te Maari on the northern flanks of Mt Tongariro. After the eruption, ... More >>

Man convicted of shooting protected gull

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:52 am | Department of Conservation

The conviction over the shooting of a black-billed gull/tarāpuka highlights some people don’t realise the birds are rare and protected, the Department of Conservation’s operations manager in Invercargill, Ros Cole, said. Darren Leslie Baucke, 33, employed ... More >>

DOC and Toyota announce five-year partnership

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand have agreed to work together to support a new conservation programme for Kiwi kids. More >>

Hōiho nest numbers hit rock bottom

Monday, 16 November 2015, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

The yellow-eyed penguin/hōiho breeding season is looking bleak again this year, with nest numbers reaching their lowest since 1990. Department of Conservation (DOC), the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust (YEPT) and key groups involved with penguin monitoring ... More >>

Whales strand on Stewart Island

Friday, 6 November 2015, 1:57 pm | Department of Conservation

Several pilot whales/ūpokohue which stranded at Doughboy Bay on Stewart Island/Rakiura this week had to be euthanised by Department of Conservation (DOC) staff to minimise their suffering. More >>

Ulva Island rat may be dead

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 11:33 am | Department of Conservation

Ulva Island rat may be dead Department of Conservation (DOC) staff on Stewart Island/Rakiura hope Ulva Island’s elusive rat is dead. The rat arrived on Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara, off the coast of Stewart Island, early in September. It has been filmed eating poison ... More >>

New Zealanders urged to get outdoors

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 2:55 pm | Department of Conservation

We’re halfway through Conservation Week (1-8 November) and the events are just picking up in the Wellington Region! There is no shortage of activities and opportunities to get involved in Conservation. More >>

Successful breeding season predicted for penguins

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 9:06 am | Department of Conservation

When it comes to exploration and endurance swimming, tawaki/Fiordland crested penguins at Milford Sound would rather stay at home. More >>

Find a whio and win an adventure

Monday, 2 November 2015, 4:36 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC and Genesis Energy are working to raise awareness of the plight of the whio/blue duck through a national competition being run in conjunction with Conservation Week. More >>

Mōhua population gets a boost in the Eglinton valley

Friday, 16 October 2015, 11:08 am | Department of Conservation

Mōhua/yellow head in the Eglinton valley, Fiordland received a top up yesterday with the release of 80 birds transferred from Anchor Island in Dusky Sound. More >>

Largest ever homecoming for rare rowi kiwi

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 3:06 pm | Department of Conservation

The rare rowi kiwi is reclaiming more valuable territory in Ōkārito forest with the return of 50 young birds by the Department of Conservation and Kiwis for kiwi. More >>

Rat sign detected on Ulva Island

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 12:15 pm | Department of Conservation

Trapping a rat that has invaded predator free Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara, off the coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura, is a high priority for Department of Conservation (DOC) staff. More >>

Community conservation gets $8.4 million boost from DOC

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 10:19 am | Department of Conservation

More than $8 million has been granted to support 120 community-based groups working alongside the Department of Conservation on conservation projects this year. The support comes from DOC’s Community Conservation Partnerships Fund (CCPF) – DOC’s ... More >>

Air NZ & DOC partnership wins Tourism Industry Award

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 2:24 pm | Department of Conservation

Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have won the Industry Alignment Award at the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards in Auckland. DOC and Air New Zealand were recognised for conservation and marketing work centred on DOC’s Great Walks. As ... More >>

Ruataniwha land exchange approved

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:34 am | Department of Conservation

An application by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company to exchange land required for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme has been approved by DOC Director General Lou Sanson. More >>

Dead whale washes up on Oreti beach

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:25 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is working with local Rūnanga to ensure tikanga is followed in management of the whale on the beach. More >>

DOC and Air New Zealand to extend partnership

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:09 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is warmly welcoming the extension of its partnership with Air New Zealand through to 2020. More >>

Celebrating 25 years of NZAS’ support for Kākāpō Recovery

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 2:31 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is today celebrating a quarter of a century of support from New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) and Forest and Bird to Kākāpō Recovery at Zealandia in Wellington. More >>



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