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17 April

A splash of colour for Huka Falls kiosk

A fresh colour and fresh coat of paint for the volunteer kiosk at the Huka Falls car park came about thanks to Dulux donated paint and painters, and locals volunteering their time.

17 April

Kākāpō nestcam streams live to the world

For the first time ever, the global public will be able to watch kakapo nesting activity live, thanks to a special partnership between Telecom NZ and Kākāpō Recovery.

17 April

Rare bittern rehabilitated

A nationally endangered wetland bittern found in a weak condition on a Taupō farm paddock late last month has undertaken a circuitous three-week journey back to more familiar surroundings.

17 April

Behind the Scenes: Conservation in Fiordland Autumn 2014

Read issue 10, Autumn 2014 edition of Behind the Scenes. Includes details about a major predator control response, kids activities in Fiordland and Southland, Conservation Dog ‘staff’ profile, whio and takahē updates, volunteering and training with DOC, and a feature article on how to become an urban naturalist.

17 April

Community contributes towards good news for Mokoia Island

The Department of Conservation and Mokoia Islannd Board of Trustees thank the community for their contribution towards the recent pest incursion response.

17 April

Blog: Takahē mission in the Murchison Mountains

What do an All Black and a DOC takahē ranger have in common? Tricky footwork and some good catching skills! DOC's Helen Dodson talks takahē on the Conservation Blog.

16 April

Sea snakes and kraits

Sea snakes and kraits are occasional visitors to New Zealand’s waters, arriving here naturally from time to time on ocean currents.

16 April

Blog: Tackling Pirongia’s Mangakara Walk

The Mangakara Walk, 30 minutes from Hamilton, is only 1.5 km and is the ideal place for a crash course in identifying our native trees.

14 April

Kawau Island pine forest management

The Department of Conservation is planning to harvest some of the pine forest on Kawau Island Historic Reserve. Find out how you can be involved in this project.

14 April

Public invitation to nominate Director of Queen Elizabeth the second National Trust Board

Interested agencies and organisations are invited to submit nominations for the position of Director of the Queen Elizabeth the second National Trust Board.

14 April

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks

Eighty five endangered grand and Otago skinks have been collected near Wanaka in an operation led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) aimed at increasing their numbers.

12 April

A new reserve in the Long Gully Terraces

Mata-au Scientific Reserve was part of Bendigo Station, but has been retired from farming after recent tenure review, and now is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) as a scientific reserve.

11 April

Kiwi release on farm a major step towards 10,000 hectare kiwi sanctuary

The Prime Minister John Key today joined Kaipara farmers Gill and Kevin Adshead in welcoming eight more Northland brown kiwi to the Gardner family farm, 65 km north of Auckland.

10 April

Funding available for Northland community conservation projects

The Northland Conservation Board welcomes the new Community Conservation Partnership Fund announced by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on 30 March 2014.

09 April

17 April 2014: CSP Technical Working Group

Get the agenda, minutes, reports and presentations for the Conservation Services Programme Technical Working Group meeting of 17 April 2014.

09 April

Blog: Scarfie Army conservation volunteers

Recently 40 Otago Polytechnic students from the Scarfie Army did something different during their first week back in Dunedin. As well as the usual toga parties and raves, these energetic scarfies spent two days volunteering.

07 April

Call to plant cover crops that don't attract pest butterflies

The Department of Conservation is asking Nelson gardeners to consider planting cover crops that don’t attract the great white butterfly to their garden.

07 April

New conservation fund to boost local projects

The new Community Conservation Partnership Fund is a much needed boost to on-the-ground projects. DOC is holding a funding workshop in Gisborne on Tuesday 15 April to assist community groups complete their applications.

07 April

Motutapu Island provides a second home for Coromandel brown kiwi

Eleven Coromandel brown kiwi have this week been relocated from the Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary on the Coromandel Peninsula to predator free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

 

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