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Fiordland takahē homeland full – no vacancies

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:32 am | Department of Conservation

The ‘no vacancy’ sign is going up at the takahē homeland in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains this summer as it becomes full with the Department of Conservation’s release of a record 41 takahē. More >>

Dogged determination delivers pest-free islands

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:39 am | Department of Conservation

A squadron of Conservation Dogs descended on the Bay of Islands last week. More >>

DOC disappointed at biker’s risky behaviour

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:16 pm | Department of Conservation

A mountain biker caught cycling through the construction site in the closed area on the Paparoa Track yesterday may be prosecuted. More >>

Waikanae Estuary Care Group’s efforts boosted

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

The Waikanae Estuary Care Group will be stocking up their plant nursery to help restore the Lower North Island’s second most valuable estuarine environment following a $20,000 grant from the Department of Conservation (DOC) Community Fund. More >>

Kaikōura man sentenced for killing red-billed gulls

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura and the Department of Conservation welcome the conviction of a Kaikōura man for killing nine red-billed gulls when he drove over them. More >>

Newest Great Walk, the Paparoa track opened

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:05 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, the Paparoa track opened – an asset for the West Coast PĀNUI PĀPĀHO More >>

Extraordinary rescue from ends of the earth

Friday, 29 November 2019, 3:35 pm | Department of Conservation

A Department of Conservation conservation dog has been rescued from Campbell Island in the New Zealand subantarctic after being charged at by a sea lion and running away. More >>

Life rafts to protect threatened black-billed gulls

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 2:03 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is hoping floating platforms will help to keep the chicks of a central Christchurch colony of critically endangered tarāpuka/black-billed gulls from drowning this breeding season. More >>

Testing shows no 1080 in rats

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 11:21 am | Department of Conservation

Results of toxicology testing of dead rats that washed up on North Beach near Westport recently show no presence of 1080. More >>

Wet weather slip causes issues on Paparoa Track

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 2:52 pm | Department of Conservation

The official opening of the new Paparoa Track will go ahead as planned with a special ceremony in Blackball on Saturday 30 November 2019 despite a slip closing the middle section of the track. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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