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North Head Historic Reserve Conservation Management Plan

30 March

View the conservation management plan for the North Head Historic Reserve.

Upper Clutha Track Network Strategy

30 March

Have your say on the Upper Clutha Track Network Strategy. This strategy will guide the development and maintenance of the Upper Clutha track network for the next 10 years.

Waikato hosts Wetland Symposium

27 March

Nearly 100 wetland management specialists assembled in Hamilton on 17-19 March 2015 for a symposium focussing on the Ramsar Convention, relating to wetlands of international importance.

Call to help get pest great white butterfly to zero

27 March

DOC says great white butterfly activity around Nelson could pick up in the coming months.

Whio Creche volunteers

27 March

Volunteer with the blue duck/whio at the Tongariro National Trout Centre and take advantage of the unique experiences and learning opportunities on offer.

Q-Quest Ahuriri

26 March

Saturday 4 April 2015 to Sunday 12 April 2015 - Take part in a modern day game of Hide and Seek using your Smartphone and GR-Codes to become fit and smart.

Self-setting traps controlling island rats

26 March

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has learned a lot about using self-setting traps to rid islands of rats from a trial just completed on Native Island, off Stewart Island/ Rakiura.

Pilot ecological risk assessment for protected corals

25 March

This report describes the results of a preliminary assessment of the relative risk to protected coral species from deepwater bottom trawling.

Protected coral distribution modelling 2014

25 March

This report describes the results of the refined habitat suitability modelling for protected coral species in the New Zealand EEZ

Hamurana Springs Recreation Reserve

25 March

Discover beautiful, crystal-clear, freshwater springs on a short walk in this reserve.

The Great Fiordland Whio Race

24 March

To celebrate Whio Awareness Month in Fiordland, DOC got its ducks in a row for a quacking good day at the races.

Whio Discovery Day

24 March

Somewhat ironically, the star attraction of Whio Discovery Day, held in Palmerston North on Sunday, was not our critically endangered whio/blue duck, but Fern the conservation dog.

Māui Dolphin Day

24 March

Māui Dolphin Day, on Sunday 8 March, was a great opportunity for Raglan to celebrate their local taonga.

Friends of Flora documentary

23 March

Friends of Flora has been working hard since 2001 to restore a healthy ecosystem to the Flora Stream catchment of Kahurangi National Park. This film showcases their work and captures some stunning imagery of the park and its inhabitants.

Chinese Ambassador farewells godwits on flight from NZ to China

23 March

The Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames recently to farewell bar-tailed godwits and red knots.

East Coast/Hawke’s Bay CMS consultation

20 March

Read about the East Coast/Hawke’s Bay Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) consultation process, and find out how to get involved.

Wellington CMS consultation

20 March

Read about the Wellington Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) consultation process, and find out how to get involved.

Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2015/16

20 March

Comment on the CSP Annual Plan plan for 2015/16. It contains the research proposals that will be subject to cost recovery from the commercial fishing industry. Submissions close 17 April 2015 at 5 pm.

Picton business a SMART operator

19 March

Picton business Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours have become the first SMART Operator in the country in an initiative developed by DOC to increase the protection of marine mammals.

Youth paddle plastic bottle kayaks in Abel Tasman

19 March

A passionate group of young people will be paddling kayaks made from plastic bottles along the Abel Tasman coastline this weekend to counter plastic pollution and encourage sustainability.

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