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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.
Fonterra and DOC have held a community open day to mark a successful start to their 10-year Living Water programme.
17 October 2014
The Motuora Restoration Society caught some lovely kiwi chicks on camera having their first feed after being released on Motuora island.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.