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24 October

Fears for New Zealand fairy terns

The Department of Conservation holds fears for the safety of New Zealand’s most endangered indigenous breeding bird, the New Zealand fairy tern (tara-iti). Locals and visitors are asked to be mindful of laws protecting these birds.

24 October

Maruia Battle for our Birds pest control completed

The Department of Conservation has this week completed its Battle for our Birds pest control in the Maruia valley and adjoining areas to protect native wildlife from rat and stoat plagues.

24 October

Kia ora from Kāpiti Island

24 October 2014
Our Kāpiti Island rangers check in with an update on how one of New Zealand’s rarest birds are doing out on the island.

24 October

New SMART course benefits marine mammals

A new Department of Conservation course aims at minimising impacts of vessel activity on whales, dolphins and seals.

23 October

Whio eggs in the Southern Alps

23 October 2014
27 whio/blue duck eggs have been collected from the the Central Southern Alps Whio Security Site.

23 October

Taupō conservation kids meet kiwi

Seeing a kiwi was a reward for a class of Hilltop School Weedbusters in Taupō during Save Kiwi Month.

23 October

Statement of Intent 2014–2018

The Statement of Intent sets out the longer term directions for the Department of Conservation, as well as the management actions that will be undertaken in 2014.

23 October

Trident High School students join the Halo challenge

23 October 2014
Year 11 technology students from Trident High School have been busy putting together DOC 200 stoat traps for the Whakatane Kiwi Trust.

23 October

Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2014

View the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2014. Pursuant to section 44 of the Public Finance Act 1989, this is a report on the operations of the Department of Conservation.

22 October

Clinton valley pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation’s Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Clinton valley in Fiordland National Park was successfully completed yesterday.

22 October

New Zealand sea lion - ground survey 2013

This report describes the results of continued ground survey population monitoring of New Zealand sea lions at the Auckland Islands, undertaken in early 2014.

21 October

Find a Whio competition

Join Genesis Energy and DOC this November for a virtual treasure hunt to find a whio. You would win an amazing whio adventure.

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.


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