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DOC Pursues Prosecution Against Dog Owner

Monday, 17 February 2020, 10:05 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has begun legal proceedings against a Coromandel dog owner after the discovery of a dead kiwi on private property adjacent to public conservation land. David Agnew, DOC’s Acting Operations Manager in Whitianga, says ... More >>

Sea Lion And Pup Hit By Vehicle In Coastal Otago

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:07 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing for information following the tragic death of a rāpoka/New Zealand sea lion mum and pup on a Coastal Otago road on Wednesday night. Eight-year-old Matariki and her one-month-old pup were struck ... More >>

Haast grazing licence granted, but with tight conditions

Monday, 10 February 2020, 1:21 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has approved an application to continue grazing an area of the Haast River, provided strict conditions are met. More >>

DOC call to use the loos in Abel Tasman National Park

Friday, 31 January 2020, 9:57 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is encouraging visitors to the Abel Tasman National Park this summer to ‘poo in a loo’ in a campaign aimed to reduce toileting in the bush to protect the environment and avoid unsightly human waste and toilet paper ... More >>

Juvenile kea playing on a log at Ross Beach

Monday, 27 January 2020, 1:38 pm | Department of Conservation

A pair of kea, a native parrot most often associated with alpine environments, have been spotted at Ross Beach, south of Hokitika on the West Coast. More >>

Hydro power scheme approved on West Coast

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:49 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC), has approved a small scale “run of river” hydro power scheme on public conservation land near Whataroa in South Westland. The power plant will generate 1.89 MW. More >>

Plastic bottle found in stomach of emaciated albatross

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:03 pm | Department of Conservation

A stomach full of plastic is a likely cause of death to a juvenile toroa/southern royal albatross, an autopsy has found. More >>

DOC monitoring rāpoka/NZ sea lions in the south

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is monitoring the wellbeing of a small number of rāpoka/New Zealand sea lions after they appear to have reacted to glue used during an external research programme. Three rāpoka have been spotted with mildly inflamed, ... More >>

Help protect Tāne Mahuta and our great kauri this summer

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:19 am | Department of Conservation

A new animation video from the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Roroa, kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest in the far North, is urging people to clean their shoes and stay on the open tracks when visiting kauri forests to help prevent the spread of kauri ... More >>

Give nesting birds a fighting chance this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:54 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding the public to be careful near shorebird nesting sites on the East Coast this summer. More >>

Hunt safely and responsibly this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:02 pm | Department of Conservation

Hunters making the most of the holidays by heading into the bush and mountain ranges are being reminded to keep safe by the Department of Conservation (DOC). “Summer sees a lot of different people out and about on conservation land throughout the ... More >>

Dead dolphin calf found entangled

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:10 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ngāti Manuhiri as mana whenua are urging all boaties to bring in broken lines and rubbish from their fishing trips after a dead baby dolphin was recovered from Tāwharanui beach in Auckland at the weekend. ... More >>

Hector’s dolphin found dead in Milford Sound

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 2:02 pm | Department of Conservation

In a rare event, a Hector’s dolphin has been found dead on the foreshore at the head of Piopiotahi/Milford Sound in Fiordland. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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