Kaki/black stilt release at Mailbox InletImage: Phillip Guilford | DOC
Date: 19 November 2014Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the Coastal Otago and Inland Otago Conservation Awards.
Date: 19 November 2014Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the Toroa Award in Coastal Otago.
Date: 18 December 2014The sighting of a southern petrel on a beach at Hicks Bay, East Cape set international co-operation into action.
Date: 19 December 2014Information National Lead Duane Wilkins describes his team’s recent mapping work with a community group – and provides tips on some free geospatial mapping tools.
Date: 19 December 2014Ohope Beach School children opened the release of a special CD, 'Bird Song' with a beautifully choreographed dance and song.
Date: 16 December 2014Sarah Barton has been a regular visitor to Whangaimanui Beach in Palliser Bay for over 19 years. However a recent morning stroll down the beach turned out to be particularly special and memorable occasion.
Date: 10 December 2014Check out photos of the beautiful little takahē chick that hatched recently on Tiritiri Matangi Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 10 December 2014Pest-free Rangitoto Island in Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf not only boasts a new, state of the art wharf, but also a waharoa – a customary gateway.
Date: 08 December 2014Two rodents were caught on camera inside one of the enclosures at Otorohanga Kiwi House. Read how conservation dog, Pai, and his handler came to the rescue.
Date: 25 November 2014The DOC great white butterfly eradication team has been up to all sorts lately—keeping up community awareness and support in the hope of ridding the Nelson region of these pests.
Date: 19 November 2014The new Taupō community conservation hub recently opened, showcasing sustainability and creating a great working space for staff.
Date: 18 November 2014Watch a 10-minute video Project Janszoon has made about the aerial 1080 pest control operation they undertook with DOC in Abel Tasman National Park.
Date: 17 November 2014In spite of blustery weather, Prime Minister John Key clearly enjoyed hosting Germany’s Chancellor Merkel at a kiwi release on pest-free Motutapu Island in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 13 November 2014Close to 100 people turned out on a beautiful spring day in Northland to help launch of the Living Water DOC-Fonterra programme.
Date: 11 November 2014A recent community action day at the Kakanui river mouth was a huge success for the DOC field crew in Oamaru.
Date: 06 November 2014To celebrate Conservation Week a group of Taupō locals visited the Rotokawa geothermal area.
Date: 05 November 2014Kea are thriving in areas where DOC has carried out 1080 predator control.
Date: 31 October 2014The Find a Whio competition uses Google Maps to raise awareness of whio, the places they live and the predators that affect them.
Date: 31 October 2014Volunteers with the Motuihe Trust have been busy making nest boxes for the endangered saddleback that live on Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 30 October 2014Geoff Hicks, DOC's Chief Scientist talks about the National Science Challenges. He explains how the New Zealand biological heritage challenge in particular, can help DOC's science.
Date: 24 October 2014Our Kāpiti Island rangers check in with an update on how one of New Zealand’s rarest birds are doing out on the island.
Date: 23 October 201427 whio/blue duck eggs have been collected from the the Central Southern Alps Whio Security Site.
Date: 23 October 2014Year 11 technology students from Trident High School have been busy putting together DOC 200 stoat traps for the Whakatane Kiwi Trust.
Date: 17 October 2014The Motuora Restoration Society caught some lovely kiwi chicks on camera having their first feed after being released on Motuora island.
Date: 13 October 2014The dogged determination of a community group has come to the rescue of a weed control programme on Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island.
Date: 14 September 2014Tighter regulations have come into effect governing the international trade in eight shark species and manta rays.
Date: 03 September 2014A group of students from Tauranga Waldorf School have put their baking skills to good use in an effort to raise money for DOC’s work with Māui dolphins.
Date: 03 September 2014Yesterday 52 birds from the Kakī Recovery Programme's captive breeding centre in Twizel were released at Mailbox Inlet near Tekapo.
Date: 01 September 2014There was an endangered southern right whale in Wellington's Houghton Bay today!
Date: 26 August 2014On 26 January 2007 a very special chick emerged from its shell. Named Toroa, Māori for albatross, this chick was the 500th royal albatross to hatch on the headland.
Date: 21 August 2014A 21st century educational programme with an East Coast flavour was at the fingertips of teachers and students right across the country in June.
Date: 20 August 2014Empowering the population of a city turned to rubble to put conservation into its new heart.
Date: 15 August 2014Did you know that New Zealand’s whitebait fishery consists of the young of five migratory galaxiid species?
Date: 15 August 2014Last Sunday saw the 5th annual community planting day at A’ Deane’s Bush in Central Hawke’s Bay.
Date: 12 August 2014At just 19 Leona Plaisier has achieved a lot in her career as a predator-dog handler. She has worked on many remote islands, including a 13-month stint in the subantarctics.
Date: 07 August 2014Fieldays, the huge four-day annual agricultural event held at Mystery Creek in Hamilton, was a wonderful success for DOC despite the mid-winter deluge and headline-hitting traffic jams!
Date: 06 August 2014Last week 43 Opua Primary School students from years 6 – 8 went to sea on the Project Island Song floating classroom.
Date: 05 August 2014A cool little video showing Sirocco the kākāpō travelling to Maungatautari, as part of his 2014 tour.
Date: 05 August 2014The West Coast took a hammering in Cyclone Ita and the clean-up is still underway to clear windblown trees.
Date: 31 July 2014Today is World Ranger Day. Discover what our rangers get up to on an average day at work.
Date: 25 July 2014Find out how DOC staff have been getting involved this week, and test your knowledge with our Māori myths and legends quiz!
Date: 24 July 2014Takahē lovebirds, He Maipi and Autahi, flew from Te Anau to their new home on Motutapu Island yesterday, with the help of Air New Zealand.
Date: 17 July 2014New Zealand Aluminium Smelter staff member, Allan Broomhall, has a rare encounter with a hand reared kākāpō chick prior to its release into the wild.
Date: 09 July 2014DOC's Geoff Woodhouse is on a mission to raise money for kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand.
Date: 03 July 201480 intermediate students have been awarded a $1,000 charity cheque from DOC Taupō and Weedbusters.
Date: 23 June 2014In the North West corner of the South Island, an ambitious project to revive an old gold miners’ track is being driven by a massive contribution from volunteers.
Date: 20 June 2014Take a look at the work of the Tamahunga Trappers, on the southeastern slopes of Mt Tamahunga, overlooking Omaha in North Auckland.
Date: 19 June 2014At Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre volunteers of all ages are essential to the smooth running of this successful wildlife conservation programme.
Date: 18 June 2014Today marks the end of a dynasty on Maud Island, a takahē dynasty that is.
Date: 18 June 2014Conservation volunteering is not just about getting outdoors (although this is great fun). Our amazing volunteer Jasmine Chin does her bit for hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin conservation from her own home!
Date: 17 June 2014Volunteers involved with the Ki Uta Ki Tai programme make a huge contribution to conservation on the Otago coast.
Date: 16 June 2014Volunteers on the Chatham Islands have the experience of a life-time, staying and working on isolated, entry-restricted nature reserves.
Date: 13 June 2014Each year godwits go on an epic journey from the Southern Hemisphere to the Yellow Sea, then Alaska, and then back again. Every September about 80,000 of them fly back to New Zealand.
Date: 12 June 2014Meet 'Harry the Hihi,' the mascot for DOC's Hihi Recovery Plan. He works hard to spread the word about his species.
Date: 10 June 2014The Otago Central Rail Trail Trust recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. DOC's relationship with the trust was the first nationally significant partnership we had with a community trust.
Date: 30 May 2014Recent planting days at the Athenree Wetlands have been a huge success thanks to the many volunteers who came along and planted native flaxes and plants around the developing wetland.
Date: 29 May 2014DOC volunteer Graeme Harford has recently completed his 21st year as a voluntary hut warden at Mt Aspiring Hut in the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park.
Date: 26 May 2014To celebrate World Fish Migration Day, a family fun day was held at the Nature Play Park in Christchurch on Saturday 24 May 2014. The public got the chance to participate and learn about the importance of open rivers and pathways, and the special native fish we have in New Zealand.
Date: 23 May 2014Students celebrated International Biological Diversity Day yesterday by making carrying boxes for the translocation of North Island robin/toutouwai.
Date: 21 May 2014Project Janszoon documented the journey of 12 kākāriki being transferred from Marlborough Sounds to the Abel Tasman National Park. They are the first captive raised kākāriki to ever be released onto the New Zealand mainland.
Date: 16 May 2014DOC is exhibiting at TRENZ 2014, New Zealand's largest tourism industry tradeshow next week.
Date: 29 April 2014More than 6,500 people visited Auckland Zoo for the whio family fun weekend during Whio Awareness Month in March.
Date: 05 May 2014The first ever Nina Valley Ecoblitz took place in March. With over 100 field activities and workshops, participants discovered and documented native species of Nina Valley.
Date: 16 April 2014Eastern Bay of Plenty welcomes two new Kiwi Ranger programmes in Te Urewera and Whakatane.
Date: 01 April 2014Joan Morris, the winner of the Mitre 10 Mega Takahē Picnic Experience, recently took her prize at Zealandia along with her daughter and grandchildren.
Date: 31 March 2014It's pretty tiring being a kākāpō, especially if you're a growing chick like Heather Two.
Date: 27 March 201413-year-old Edward Moody, who has only ever wanted to be in Hollywood, is now thinking a marine biologist or conservationist might be his calling…
Date: 19 March 2014Kākāpō Esperance laid infertile eggs but still has an important role to play.
Date: 18 March 2014The Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust have been in partnership with DOC for over ten years. Learn more about the two innovative education programmes they run.
Date: 03 March 2014Matawai School recently participated in a Seaweek Beach Day at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve in Gisborne.
Date: 20 February 2014Our natural environment is loved by New Zealanders and viewed with envy by many others around the world. We understand the intrinsic and recreational value of nature and what it means to us as a nation and a people. But do we understand its full value?
Date: 18 February 2014The Abel Tasman National Park ecology is transforming thanks to our 30-year, $25 million partnership with the private Janszoon Trust.
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