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Date: 13 April 2017Cyclone Cook is bringing severe weather over New Zealand during Easter. High winds and rainfall are expected. There is a risk of floods, landslides and falling branches on conservation areas.
Date: 07 March 2017One of New Zealand’s largest ever pilot whale strandings took place 10-12 February 2017 near Puponga, the most distant settlement on the Golden Bay side of Farewell Spit.
Date: 07 December 2016Information about DOC facilities following the Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.
Date: 05 July 2016DOC has reviewed how statutory planning documents are interpreted and applied to concession applications, and developed guidance for staff and decision makers.
Date: 16 November 2015A new Great Walk through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park will be a memorial to the 29 men who died as a result of the Pike River Mine disaster on 19 November 2010.
Date: 23 December 2016Shark cage diving offers tourists the opportunity to view sharks underwater at close range from the safety of a submerged cage attached to a boat.
Date: 21 October 2015Environment Aotearoa 2015 is a new landmark national environmental report, independently compiled by Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand.
Date: 05 October 2015An application by the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company to exchange land required for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme has been approved.
Date: 10 March 2015The New Zealand Police and wider Government agencies are dealing with an anonymous threat to deliberately contaminate food supplies with 1080 poison.
Date: 30 September 2014DOC commissioned research on the effects of aerial 1080 pest control operations on trout after concerns were raised by anglers about the possible risks from fish eating poisoned mice. There is significant public interest in the preliminary results but DOC says the risk to humans is low.
Date: 20 June 2014Learn more about the decision to allow recovery of high value native timber blown over in Cyclone Ita on West Coast public conservation land.
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