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CCPF helps knock predators in Rotoehu

24 April

The Community Conservation Partnership Fund together with dedicated volunteer contribution has helped control predators in the Rotoehu Area, Rotorua.

DOC closes Stony Batter tunnels because of safety issues

24 April

DOC is no longer confident the local organisation managing visits to the tunnels can ensure the safety of visitors.

Mapping our Nature 2015

23 April

Join us in Wellington for a two-day forum, to talk about how mapping tools can help us with conservation.

Marine mammal watching permit - Rakiura Charters Limited

23 April

Rakiura Charters Limited has applied to renew and amend their permit to view marine mammals. Submissions close: 22 May 2015.

Battle for our Birds programme protects native species

22 April

Field monitoring results indicate rats and stoats have succesfully been knocked back across large areas of South Island beech forest this summer.

New home for little spotted kiwi

22 April

Our smallest species of kiwi made a return to Fiordland over the weekend. Their arrival completing a century-long round trip.

Dogs raise concern at popular Hawke’s Bay campsite

21 April

Ongoing complaints about dogs at the Department of Conservation Kuripapango campsite are raising concern.

Takahē programme maintenance

21 April

Volunteers are needed to work with DOC rangers to help keep takahē safe and healthy at the Burwood Bush Takahē Rearing Unit.

New Pahautea Hut opens on Mt Pirongia

21 April

The new 20-bed Pahautea Hut is now open to the public.

On track at the iconic Cape Brett

21 April

Services Ranger David Heller and the Kerikeri crew spent three days last week doing track maintenance on the Cape Brett Track.

School group’s kiwi dream coming true

21 April

A Canterbury school group’s dream of halting the decline of kiwi in their local conservation area is a step closer to reality with the release of up to ten adult birds this autumn.

International Monuments and Sites Day

18 April

In the lead up to the centenary of the ANZAC Day landings, DOC looks back at the significance that WWI played in New Zealand’s cultural identity.

Ohau Stream/Point Keen seal volunteers

17 April

Become a volunteer at the Ohau Point waterfall and Point Keen, Kaikoura.

Wetland work earns surprise reward

17 April

Finding unusual plants, or hearing a strange new bird call, has been a regular occurrence for the Nukuhou Saltmarsh Care Group but an Easter Sunday surprise was something entirely different.

Wellington Restoration Day 2015

16 April

Join us for Restoration Day 2015 'Innovative Restoration' and take part in this year’s amazing line-up of workshops.

Tuatara find on Motuihe Island makes schoolgirl’s day

16 April

A highlight of volunteering on Motuihe Island was finding a new tuatara burrow.

Motuoapa Cliff Lookout Walk

16 April

An easy short walk to a lookout point with panoramic views over the southern end of Lake Taupo.

Removal of Gardiner Hut

16 April

DOC has completed the removal of Gardiner Hut which was deemed beyond repair after a significant rock avalanche in July 2014.

Flora Hut makeover

15 April

The much-loved Flora Hut in Kahurangi National Park is warmer and looking fresh after a spruce up by the Nelson Tramping Club.

Pohangina whio protection

15 April

A community-led initiative to protect whio (blue duck) from predators along the Pohangina River.

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