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21 October

DOC takes steps to make visitors more aware of winter hazards on southern Great Walks

The Department of Conservation says it is making changes on its website and on the tracks to make people more aware of the significant hazards visitors face in winter on the three southern Great Walks.

20 October

Fonterra-DOC Hikurangi catchment community open day

Fonterra and DOC have held a community open day to mark a successful start to their 10-year Living Water programme.

17 October

Feeding time at the kiwi crèche

17 October 2014
The Motuora Restoration Society caught some lovely kiwi chicks on camera having their first feed after being released on Motuora island.

15 October

Funding boost for Matukituki Valley

The Department of Conservation’s efforts to protect native species in the Mount Aspiring National Park’s West Matukituki Valley have received a funding boost from a local business.

13 October

Pampas control on Hauturu o Toi

13 October 2014
The dogged determination of a community group has come to the rescue of a weed control programme on Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island.

09 October

DOC welcomes food safety assessment on trout

The Department of Conservation welcomes an initial assessment by the Ministry for Primary Industry which indicates that trout caught from areas following 1080 pest control operations do not pose a food safety risk to anglers.

09 October

Rangihoua Heritage Park Grand Opening

Sunday 21 December 2014
Commemorate the bicentennial of the first pākehā settlement established in accord with, and under the protection of, Māori. The Governor-General will attend and formally open the Park.

08 October

Rodents knocked down in Waikaia Forest, Southland

The threat to native birds and bats from plague levels of rats, mice and stoats has been reduced in Waikaia Forest with a successful knock-down of rodents in a recent pest control operation in the area.

08 October

Kerikeri Basin visitor facilities upgrade

An upgrade of visitor facilities in the Kerikeri Basin is progressing well. The upgrade is the next stage of the Kerikeri Basin Sustainable Development Plan.


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