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How NZ will become predator free by 2050

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

Achieving a predator free New Zealand will allow our native wildlife and forests the chance to survive and thrive once again. More >>

Record number of albatross eggs laid at Pukekura

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:11 pm | Department of Conservation

Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Centre is preparing for a possible influx of albatross chicks following a record number of eggs being laid this year. More >>

Web camera has Kāpiti Marine Reserve covered

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:58 pm | Department of Conservation

The reserve is now being monitored 24/7 by a high-tech web camera that provides a live feed of any illegal activities occurring within the reserve. More >>

No sign of kauri dieback disease detected at Tāne Mahuta

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

New test results have detected no sign of kauri dieback disease close to Tāne Mahuta, although a further two positive records have been confirmed in the wider area. One is near the site sampled in June 2018. More >>

Dog owners urged to Lead the Way to protect native wildlife

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:35 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is adopting new tactics to protect wildlife by encouraging dog owners to better control their dogs on beaches and coastlines. More >>

Kahurangi gets takahē tick with first eggs found

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The pitter patter of little takahē feet is on the cards at Kahurangi National Park after the first eggs of the new wild population have been found. Takahē trio Te Uatorikiriki, Rerehu and Pipper have successfully laid three eggs in one nest at ... More >>

DOC welcomes arrest over threats against staff

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:32 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) says it welcomes the arrest of a man over threats made against staff, saying this particular case has been harrowing. Police have arrested and charged a man with blackmail in relation to four threatening letters that were ... More >>

New tahr hunting opportunity offered this summer

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 2:01 pm | Department of Conservation

For the first time the Department of Conservation (DOC) will be providing opportunities for hunters to gain air-access to the Hooker/Landsborough Wilderness Area, Adams Wilderness area and nine sites in Westland Tai Poutini National Park early in 2019. More >>

DOC extends submission deadlines for park plan reviews

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has extended the public submission period for the draft Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park management plans. More >>

Funeral arrangements

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:56 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is working closely with the families of senior rangers Paul Hondelink and, Scott Theobald on the arrangements for their funerals. More >>

DOC supporting family and colleagues after helicopter crash

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka. More >>

DOC releases Tahr Control Operational Plan

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:20 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will begin tahr control this week following the release of its operational plan outlining how it will work with the hunting sector to reduce tahr numbers in the central South Island. More >>

DOC to restrict beehive movement on PCL

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is putting immediate restrictions on all beehive movements on Public Conservation Land (PCL) in a bid to contain the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust. More >>

Kākā intruders on the increase

Monday, 8 October 2018, 11:14 am | Department of Conservation

Flat hunting season in Wellington usually starts with the students in February. However, this year kākā breeding activity is bringing a wave of unwanted intruders into Wellington properties. More >>

Is Tongariro Alpine Crossing right hike for you

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 7:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The apparently preventable fatality of a hiker on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing yesterday was a deeply saddening tragedy says Department of Conservation Operations Manager, Bhrent Guy. More >>

No decision made on tahr control

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 7:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has made no decision on the detail of an operational control plan to reduce the tahr population over the next eight months, despite recent hunter commentary. More >>

Rāhui Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:35 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation & Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro Pānui - Rāhui Tongariro Alpine Crossing More >>

Manawatu rivers are breeding grounds for shorebirds

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:51 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking everyone to watch out for nesting shorebirds on our rivers this spring and summer. More >>

Rāhui Mt Ruapehu Summit Area

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:59 am | Department of Conservation

HE RĀHUI He aituā! He aituā! He takanga ki Te Wai ā-moe kua riro rā. Tēnei ngā uri te karanga atu ki ngā mana, ki tapu kia rāhuitia ngā pāpāringa o Te Wai ā-moe. It is with sadness that the iwi of Ruapehu: Uenuku, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ... More >>

Pest Feast on the menu this Conservation Week in Wellington

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:47 am | Department of Conservation

People can give our native species a helping hand in Wellington next week by answering the call to Conservation Week. Local food trucks at Harbourside Market will serve pest-themed dishes with prizes for the first to eat their way through the menu, including ... More >>

   

 

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