Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 2]

Introducing the new Royal cam albatross family

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 3:47 pm | Department of Conservation

A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula. More >>

Myrtle rust found on public conservation land

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:46 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) today confirmed myrtle rust has been found on public conservation land. More >>

DOC ceases transporting staff in Robinson helicopters

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:32 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has decided to permanently cease the use of Robinson helicopters to transport DOC employees. More >>

Company convicted for illegal grazing

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:22 pm | Department of Conservation

Illegally grazing 380 cattle in a conservation area for two weeks in 2017 could cost a Southland farming company more than $100,000. More >>

New technology deployed to prevent sea lion pup deaths

Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:49 pm | Department of Conservation

Scientists from the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Deepwater Group (DWG) say GPS technology and remote cameras are helping them better understand how to prevent sea lion pups from dying on the subantarctic islands. More >>

DOC finds no sign of a cat on Rangitoto & Motutapu

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:05 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has found no sign of a cat on Rangitoto or Motutapu, in the Hauraki Gulf, after an extensive search on the islands. Two predator detection Conservation Dogs - Milo and Rio - and their handler began the search on Thursday ... More >>

Big horizons for little skink

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:50 am | Department of Conservation

Te Kakahu/Chalky Island skink have been introduced to a new island home in Dusky Sound, Fiordland to improve the species’ security. The project, sponsored by the Mohua Charitable Trust and undertaken in partnership with Te Runanga o Ōraka Aparima ... More >>

DOC supports fight to save unique bushland

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:28 pm | Department of Conservation

A group of Central Hawke’s Bay residents is fighting to save a rare type of native forest, the only one of its kind in the region. For almost two decades, the landowners, who have recently formed the Gwavas Charitable Trust for the Puahanui Bush, have ... More >>

Possible cat sightings in bay between Rangitoto & Motutapu

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 4:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responding to two possible sightings of a black cat, at Islington Bay, which connects Rangitoto and Motutapu islands, in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Manawatu Estuary spartina control yielding results

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:00 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers have been putting in the hard yards to free the Manawatū Estuary from the clutches of spartina, a nasty weed which takes over mudflats. More >>

NIWA and DOC to embark on blue whale research expedition

Friday, 26 January 2018, 3:26 pm | Department of Conservation

A two-week research expedition to gather data on the elusive, endangered blue whale within New Zealand’s shores is due to set sail on Sunday 28 January. More >>

DOC rangers trap and kill rat on Tiritiri Matangi island

Friday, 26 January 2018, 11:49 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation(DOC) rangers have trapped and killed a rat on Tiritiri Matangi, a pest free island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Tests find endangered dolphin killed by shark

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:56 pm | Department of Conservation

An endangered dolphin found washed up at Port Waikato at the weekend was the victim of a shark attack, a post mortem examination shows. The Māui or Hector’s dolphin was recovered by a Department of Conservation (DOC) ranger on Sunday and sent to ... More >>

Maungaharuru may roar once more

Friday, 12 January 2018, 4:46 pm | Department of Conservation

Maungaharuru may roar once more The Maungaharuru Range may soon roar again with the discovery of a tītī/Cook’s petrel having returned to its nesting site. More >>

Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:05 am | Department of Conservation

Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response 10 January 2018 A routine check of tracking tunnels on Tiritiri Matangi island on January 8 has launched a search for a rat on the inner Hauraki Gulf sanctuary. More >>

Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:34 pm | Department of Conservation

In a hidden valley, just a stone’s throw from the new Kapiti expressway, a lifestyle couple are restoring their 19-hectare block of bush for native lizards and insects. The Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration project, on private land in Valley Road, Paraparaumu ... More >>

Ūawanui project receive a boost from the DOC Community Fund

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:18 pm | Department of Conservation

Funding from the Department of Conservation (DOC) Community Fund is welcome news to Te Aitanga ā Hauiti and the community of Ūawa, Tolaga Bay, as it will go toward their 100-year vision for the Ūawanui Project. More >>

Enjoy a family holiday on the East Coast

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:54 pm | Department of Conservation

Enjoy a family holiday on the East Coast The East Coast is a popular holiday spot for families looking to get away from urban hustle and bustle. There’s lots to do and plenty of places to explore. The Department of Conservation (DOC) East Coast ... More >>

Widowed Takahē Paired up Again

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:47 am | Department of Conservation

Three new takahē arrived in Wellington this week and another is moving between pest-free islands. The movements will help provide companions for birds who have lost their elderly mates this year. Department of Conservation staff transferred a male bird, ... More >>

Share our beaches this summer

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:53 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Gisborne District Council are reminding the public to be careful near New Zealand dotterel and Banded dotterel nesting sites on the East Coast this summer. More >>

   

 

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