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21 August

Virtual field trip back in time brings history alive

21 August 2014
A 21st century educational programme with an East Coast flavour was at the fingertips of teachers and students right across the country in June.

20 August

More funding to prevent kauri dieback disease

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the Kauri 2000 Trust has received $57,000 to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease on the Coromandel Peninsula.

20 August

Shark finning to be banned from 1 October

A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

20 August

Kaiapoi Recreation Reserve revocation proposal

Submissions close: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Under the provisions of Section 24 Reserves Act 1977 it is proposed to revoke the reserve status of part of the Kaiapoi Recreation Reserve to enable its disposal.

20 August

Battle for our Birds operation underway in Waikaia

The Department of Conservation’s Battle for our Birds pest control operation in the Waikaia Forest begins today.

20 August

Growing nature and conservation in a broken city

20 August 2014
How do you empower the population of a city turned to rubble to put conservation into its new heart? The DOC team in North Canterbury don’t have all the answers yet but are working their socks off to find them!

20 August

Blog: Outward Bound scholarships

5 conservation volunteers have been awarded DOC scholarships to attend a 21-day Outward Bound course.

19 August

Historic fire under Denniston Plateau

Reports of smoke rising from cracks in Denniston Plateau are due to an historic fire which poses little significant threat to the area, says Department of Conservation (DOC) Conservation Services Manager Bob Dickson.

15 August

First Battle for our Birds operation underway

The Department of Conservation’s Battle for our Birds pest control programme to protect native wildlife from rats and stoats this spring has started today with an operation in the Iris Burn valley in Fiordland National Park.

15 August

New Rotorua guide for visitors and locals

Explore Rotorua is a new publication which features maps and information on narly 40 different tracks and trails in the Rotorua area.

15 August

Aerial bait applications completed on Ahuahu - Great Mercury Island

The final of two aerial bait applications required to remove rats and feral cats from Ahuahu/ Great Mercury Island have been safely and successfully completed.

15 August

Our iconic whitebait

15 August 2014
Did you know that New Zealand’s whitebait fishery consists of the young of five migratory galaxiid species?

15 August

A' Deane's Bush Planting Day a Success

15 August 2014
Last Sunday saw the 5th annual community planting day at A’ Deane’s Bush in Central Hawke’s Bay.

15 August

Whitebait season begins

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding the public to be aware of the whitebait regulations with the commencement of the 2014 season.

14 August

New wharf opens on Rangitoto Island

A new wharf designed to accommodate growing visitor numbers on Rangitoto Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana was formally opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

14 August

New East Coast/Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board meet for first time

The new East Coast/Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board held their inaugural meeting and field trip in Napier last week.

14 August

Sirocco takes flight with Air New Zealand

5 August 2014
A cool little video showing Sirocco the kākāpō travelling to Maungatautari, as part of his 2014 tour.

13 August

Ford repairs will keep Fiordland road open

Repairs to a ford on the road to Doubtful Sound mean the road will no longer be closed during heavy rain.

13 August

Whitebait season starts Friday

People preparing for whitebaiting opening day this Friday, 15th August, should be aware of regulations which allow fishing but act as a conservation measure to protect whitebait.

13 August

Pest butterfly eradication team winning but needs your help

The Department of Conservation says it has driven Nelson Tasman’s pest great white butterfly population into a state of decline but it needs the public’s help to drive it to extinction.


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