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03 March

Cathedral Cove restoration, Hahei

Cathedral Cove is an iconic site with beautiful sandy beaches, rocky headlands and cliffs. Enjoy the impressive views while helping to restore, and encourage more birdlife to the area.

03 March

Otama Beach dune protection

Volunteers are needed to help remove weeds from the sand dunes at this beautiful white sandy beach. You'll get the chance to see native fauna, including the endangered NZ dotterel.

03 March

Think twice before buying wildlife products

Associate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner is reminding all travellers that wildlife crime is serious and they should think twice before purchasing any wildlife products or souvenirs overseas.

03 March

Celebrating World Wildlife Day

3 March 2015
To celebrate World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, DOC CITES rangers will be out and about at airports around the country.

26 February

Whakawhiti korero newsletter: 26 February 2015

Partnership news from the Department of Conservation Auckland Region for February 2015

26 February

Dairy industry with NEXT Foundation and DOC join forces to accelerate investment in predator control

The dairy industry today joins with NEXT Foundation and Department of Conservation to dramatically transform the way invasive predators are managed on mainland New Zealand.

26 February

Application for a new marine mammal watching permit - Tony Monk Films Limited

Submissions close: 27 March 2015
Tony Monk Films Limited, has applied for a permit to view marine mammals.

25 February

DOC warns against illegal fires

Staff and volunteers from 3 different agencies were called in to deal with reports of a potential illegal fire in the Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve this weekend.

24 February

Celebrate Children's Day with a Play Date with Nature

On Sunday 1 March, the biggest ever Play Date with Nature will take place in Te Anau’s Ivon Wilson Park.

24 February

Bumper whio breeding season boost population

It’s been a bumper whio/blue duck breeding season both on and off the rivers throughout New Zealand.

23 February

Community Conservation Partnerships Fund - Pūtea Tautiaki Hapori

The Community Conservation Partnerships Fund provides funding for natural heritage and recreation projects led by community conservation groups.

23 February

Minister announces conservation fund open

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has today announced the Department of Conservation’s 2015 Community Conservation Partnerships Fund is open for submissions.

18 February

Kawakawa Bay fire restrictions

New fire restrictions have been put in place at Kawakawa Bay following an increase in use of the popular bay west of Kinloch on Lake Taupō.

18 February

DOC asks for reports of dead whales in Nelson bays

The Department of Conservation says dead whales from last weekend’s mass pilot whale stranding on Farewell Spit have been secured but not all the whales have been accounted for and whale bodies could wash up in Golden and Tasman bays.

18 February

Celebrate Children's Day

Sunday 1 March 2015
This day is fun for all the family. Join us for the biggest play date with nature ever!

18 February

Sad outcome for Flipper the penguin

‘Flipper’, the paralysed little blue penguin who appeared in the media in early January has had to be euthanized despite weeks of care and rehabilitation.


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