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Date: 24 March 2017Process starts to consider off-road options for walkers and bikers.
Date: 24 March 2017Safety must be deer hunters' first consideration in the upcoming roar.
Date: 24 March 2017Volunteers around Taupo gather to celebrate predator trapping.
Date: 24 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDOC is eradicating spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay.
Date: 22 March 2017The Living Water partnership is looking at juvenile eels in Northland.
Date: 22 March 2017DOC and Goodnature have deployed a network of self-resetting stoat traps on Great Island in Fiordland.
Date: 21 March 2017Three Stewart Island groups will receive $140,000 from DOC’s Community Fund.
Date: 20 March 2017DOC is working with fundraisers on a plan to safely walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Date: 18 March 2017Kākāpō superstar, Sirocco, will celebrate his 20th birthday ‘off the grid’ on his island retreat this week.
Date: 16 March 2017The local whio population received a boost when nine captive bred whio were released this week.
Date: 16 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDunedin has accelerated its commitment to the Government’s Predator Free 2050.
Date: 16 March 2017The Taranaki community is pitching in to bring North Island robin/toutouwai back to Mt Taranaki.
Date: 15 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new predator-free initiative includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.
Date: 10 March 2017All of the tracks, campgrounds and huts in the Kauaeranga Valley are closed until further notice.
Date: 10 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister for the EnvironmentA new Great Walk through the Paparoa National Park to be built as a memorial to the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike Mine tragedy can now proceed.
Date: 08 March 2017DOC is working with campground managers and volunteers to target wasp populations in 10 high-use areas of public conservation land, including around Lakes Tikitapu, Okataina and Tarawera.
Date: 08 March 2017Dog owners in Hawke's Bay can sign up for workshops to train their dogs to avoid kiwi.
Date: 07 March 2017There is one month left to provide feedback on a new draft Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for the Wellington, Kāpiti, Manawatū-Rangitīkei and Wairarapa Regions.
Date: 06 March 2017The inaugural Massive Marlborough Clean Up has been deemed a success in terms of support from the Marlborough community, but not with the large amount of rubbish collected.
Date: 06 March 2017Almost 300 km of Tasman Bay beaches are cleaner after 4.77 tonnes of rubbish were removed on Saturday.
Date: 06 March 2017South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest since pest control started just over a decade ago, recent study results show.
Date: 03 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry today praised a new eradication campaign, ‘Wasp Wipeout’, which is removing pest wasps from the Nelson-Tasman region this summer.
Date: 01 March 2017Enter a whio 'duckface' selfie competition for Whio Awareness Month.
Date: 28 February 2017The full Rees-Dart circuit will open on 1 March after a three-year closure caused by a major landslide.
Date: 27 February 2017Kids Greening Taupō aims to teach children about conservation through fun easy activities.
Date: 28 February 2017DOC has been working closely with Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and all interested parties to improve the visitor experience on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Date: 28 February 2017Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by conservation dogs and given a clean bill of health by DOC after biosecurity scares over the summer.
Date: 22 February 2017DOC is condemning a series of thefts from the honesty box at the popular Anaura Bay campsite, north of Gisborne.
Date: 20 February 2017Three juvenile whio were returned home recently to the Pureora Forest after having been rescued as eggs and raised in captivity.
Date: 14 February 2017Due to extreme fire conditions in the Hawke's Bay district, DOC is closing some high-risk sites on public conservation land to mitigate risk to the public, staff and neighbours.
Date: 13 February 2017DOC is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land.
Date: 11 February 2017The whale rescue to refloat stranded whales at Farewell Spit continued on Saturday 11 February.
Date: 10 February 2017Around 416 pilot stranded near the base of Farewell Spit overnight, with around 250 to 300 already dead.
Date: 07 February 2017Along with the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others, we have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline. It's estimated that there are 260 breeding pairs.
Date: 01 February 2017At least five absolutely protected fluttering shearwaters may have been shot dead near Little Barrier Island over Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Date: 30 January 2017The first board meeting of Predator Free 2050 Ltd has marked an important milestone in the ambitious programme to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums.
Date: 30 January 2017The wait is over for fans of the DOC ‘Royal cam’ as the albatross nest at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is home to a new chick hatched over the weekend.
Date: 25 January 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationVolunteer work to protect the Wellington region’s special places from weeds, pests and predators has received a valuable boost through the DOC Community Fund.
Date: 25 January 20171,200 new stoat traps have been installed in Rimutaka Forest Park.
Date: 24 January 2017A major slip blocking the Awatere Valley Road has been cleared.
Date: 24 January 2017Source: Royal Albatross CentreThe first chick of the breeding season was welcomed on Sunday, with a 'Happy Birthday' flag flying from the Dunedin City Council's Mayoral Flagpole to celebrate.
Date: 23 January 2017A colony of critically endangered gulls has been making life difficult for its neighbours on the shores of Lake Taupo.
Date: 17 January 2017Source: Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough HealthDOC and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the track appears to be over.
Date: 09 January 2017We are delighted by a first sign of mohua breeding on Blumine Island/Oruawairua indicating the endangered native birds are establishing a foothold on the Marlborough Sounds' island sanctuary.
Date: 06 January 2017DOC is urging people who have been on the Travers-Sabine Circuit to avoid other national parks if they're feeling unwell.
Date: 04 January 2017DOC is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine Circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak.
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