Green GeckoPHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©
Date: 19 May 2017Mountains of rubbish, including about 100 vacuum cleaners, have been dumped illegally on conservation land near Tiwai.
Date: 19 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Arts, Culture and HeritageOur unique natural heritage is set to inspire artists through the Wild Creations programme, a collaboration between DOC and Creative New Zealand.
Date: 18 May 2017Kids Greening Taupō hosted a successful conservatgion event at the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens for young families.
Date: 17 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThe Consortium will be granted $350,000 a year for the next two years from the DOC Community Fund.
Date: 17 May 2017Conservation Volunteers and DOC want to inspire more volunteers to help our threatened species.
Date: 16 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThis multi-million-dollar fund to support community conservation projects is now open for applications.
Date: 16 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThe Budget will provide DOC with $21.3 million to fight rats and stoats in this year’s beech forest mast.
Date: 11 May 2017The once presumed extinct takahē are on the road to recovery, moving down two places along the threat classification system.
Date: 11 May 2017The Government will invest $76 million on new and upgraded tourism infrastructure for DOC.
Date: 10 May 2017Source: Offices of the Minister for Primary Industries and Minister of ConservationThe Government is to invest $2.8 million over the next four years on a new strategy to manage threats to New Zealand sea lions.
Date: 10 May 2017DOC and Botanic Gardens are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as myrtle rust.
Date: 10 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry has issued a call to action for the nation to get behind efforts to protect our threatened species.
Date: 06 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationWilding pines control work has nearly reached its first year target of a million hectares.
Date: 05 May 2017We are delighted to be recognised as the most attractive employer in the public sector by the Randstad Awards.
Date: 05 May 2017We are seeking information on the ownership of the remaining whitebait structures along the banks of the Waiau River in Southland.
Date: 04 May 2017Local community members met at Matahiwi Marae in Hawke's Bay to discuss kaitiakitanga or guardianship as part of the Cape to City project.
Date: 04 May 2017Source: Offices of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Primary IndustriesThe fungal disease myrtle rust has been found on mainland New Zealand and a response is underway.
Date: 03 May 2017If things go quickly fans could be hitting the much-loved Hakarimata Summit Track in a month.
Date: 03 May 2017DOC is introducing seasonal pricing and increasing fees for some Great Walks hut and campsite fees.
Date: 02 May 2017After three weeks recuperating, an injured falcon has returned to the Central Otago skies.
Date: 28 April 2017A new population of little spotted kiwi is being created at an Auckland sanctuary.
Date: 28 April 2017Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf is closed due to slips and washouts caused by heavy rain.
Date: 27 April 2017Going for a winter stroll or bike ride around the Bay? Keep an eye out for seals – and give them space.
Date: 27 April 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationNew traps are protecting the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet in Canterbury.
Date: 24 April 2017DOC seeks help on a New Zealand falcon/kārearea found shot dead in Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu.
Date: 24 April 2017DOC East Coast encourages entries into Green Ribbon Awards for outstanding contributions to the environment.
Date: 21 April 2017DOC seeks information about a sea lion discovered with gunshot wounds on a beach in the Catlins.
Date: 12 April 2017Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation11 of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi have been returned to the Haast Kiwi Sanctuary.
Date: 21 April 2017Kiwi Guardians is part of the Wild Dunedin festival.
Date: 21 April 2017Mountain biking on the Heaphy Track is now extended by two months and will run from 1 May to 30 November.
Date: 20 April 2017A rarely-seen bird is returning to Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve in Porirua.
Date: 20 April 2017Two recent storm events in the Waikato region have caused significant damage to the Hakarimata Summit Track at Ngaruawahia, resulting in its closure until repairs can be completed.
Date: 13 April 2017A young kea was released back into the wild in Fiordland after vets treated his severely injured leg.
Date: 12 April 2017The Mount Allen buttercup was found by DOC botanists on a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Date: 11 April 2017Source: Poutiri Ao ō Tāne Kōrure (mottled petrels) have been translocated from Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) to their new home at Maungaharuru.
Date: 07 April 2017This very popular track at Ngaruawahia might be closed for several weeks following damage to the track after heavy rainfall.
Date: 05 April 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationSuccessful breeding results for several of our vulnerable native birds is a result of using 1080 to kill predators.
Date: 05 April 2017Two men have been trespassed from Kaweka Forest Park for hunting illegally. Hunters must adhere to hunting permit conditions.
Date: 04 April 2017DOC says a recent conviction for breaching the Whitebait Regulations 1994 should deter other people from breaking the rules.
Date: 04 April 2017The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found on Kermadec pohutukawa trees on Raoul Island.
Date: 04 April 2017Malcolm Smith, a community ranger based in Wairoa, reflects on three decades at DOC.
Date: 03 April 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationTāne Mahuta Walk is temporarily closed so a footwear cleaning station can be installed.
Date: 02 April 2017Source: Offices of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for the EnvironmentNominate your environmental champions for this year's Green Ribbons Awards. Nominations close 10 May 2017.
Date: 01 April 2017DOC's Kapiti Wellington office will celebrate its shared history and achievements from 30 years of active conservation in the region.
Date: 31 March 2017Students from schools across the central North Island have been on a conservation leadership journey.
Date: 31 March 201730 years ago, on 1 April 1987, DOC was born from the merger of the conservation aspects of the Forest Service, the Department of Lands and Survey and the Wildlife Service.
Date: 30 March 2017A mother Gray’s beaked whale and her calf have died on Moutohora/Whale Island in the Bay of Plenty.
Date: 25 March 2017Eight native lizards were transferred to Mana Island near Wellington from Belmont Quarry.
Date: 25 March 2017Source: Minister for the Office of ConservationThe Takahē Recovery Programme celebrates the best ever breeding season for takahē.
Date: 24 March 2017DOC has started a process to consider off-road options for walkers and bikers.
Date: 24 March 2017Safety must be deer hunters' first consideration in the upcoming roar.
Date: 24 March 2017Volunteers around Taupo gather to celebrate predator trapping.
Date: 24 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDOC is eradicating spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay.
Date: 23 March 2017A fun, free, whio day, full of family activities was enjoyed by visitors to Tongariro National Trout Centre on Sunday March 19.
Date: 22 March 2017The Living Water partnership is looking at juvenile eels in Northland.
Date: 22 March 2017DOC and Goodnature have deployed a network of self-resetting stoat traps on Great Island in Fiordland.
Date: 21 March 2017Three Stewart Island groups will receive $140,000 from DOC’s Community Fund.
Date: 20 March 2017DOC is working with fundraisers on a plan to safely walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Date: 18 March 2017Kākāpō superstar, Sirocco, will celebrate his 20th birthday ‘off the grid’ on his island retreat this week.
Date: 16 March 2017The local whio population received a boost when nine captive bred whio were released this week.
Date: 16 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDunedin has accelerated its commitment to the Government’s Predator Free 2050.
Date: 16 March 2017The Taranaki community is pitching in to bring North Island robin/toutouwai back to Mt Taranaki.
Date: 15 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new predator-free initiative includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.
Date: 15 March 2017Keeping whio cool while undergoing health checks is now easier thanks to a generous donation by Taupō business Stevens Electrical Ltd.
Date: 10 March 2017All of the tracks, campgrounds and huts in the Kauaeranga Valley are closed until further notice.
Date: 10 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister for the EnvironmentA new Great Walk through the Paparoa National Park to be built as a memorial to the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike Mine tragedy can now proceed.
Date: 08 March 2017DOC is working with campground managers and volunteers to target wasp populations in 10 high-use areas of public conservation land, including around Lakes Tikitapu, Okataina and Tarawera.
Date: 08 March 2017Dog owners in Hawke's Bay can sign up for workshops to train their dogs to avoid kiwi.
Date: 07 March 2017There is one month left to provide feedback on a new draft Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for the Wellington, Kāpiti, Manawatū-Rangitīkei and Wairarapa Regions.
Date: 06 March 2017The inaugural Massive Marlborough Clean Up has been deemed a success in terms of support from the Marlborough community, but not with the large amount of rubbish collected.
Date: 06 March 2017Almost 300 km of Tasman Bay beaches are cleaner after 4.77 tonnes of rubbish were removed on Saturday.
Date: 06 March 2017South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest since pest control started just over a decade ago, recent study results show.
Date: 03 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry today praised a new eradication campaign, ‘Wasp Wipeout’, which is removing pest wasps from the Nelson-Tasman region this summer.
Date: 01 March 2017Enter a whio 'duckface' selfie competition for Whio Awareness Month.
Date: 28 February 2017The full Rees-Dart circuit will open on 1 March after a three-year closure caused by a major landslide.
Date: 27 February 2017Kids Greening Taupō aims to teach children about conservation through fun easy activities.
Date: 28 February 2017DOC has been working closely with Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and all interested parties to improve the visitor experience on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Date: 28 February 2017Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by conservation dogs and given a clean bill of health by DOC after biosecurity scares over the summer.
Date: 22 February 2017DOC is condemning a series of thefts from the honesty box at the popular Anaura Bay campsite, north of Gisborne.
Date: 20 February 2017Three juvenile whio were returned home recently to the Pureora Forest after having been rescued as eggs and raised in captivity.
Date: 14 February 2017Due to extreme fire conditions in the Hawke's Bay district, DOC is closing some high-risk sites on public conservation land to mitigate risk to the public, staff and neighbours.
Date: 13 February 2017DOC is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land.
Date: 11 February 2017The whale rescue to refloat stranded whales at Farewell Spit continued on Saturday 11 February.
Date: 10 February 2017Around 416 pilot stranded near the base of Farewell Spit overnight, with around 250 to 300 already dead.
Date: 07 February 2017Along with the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others, we have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline. It's estimated that there are 260 breeding pairs.
Date: 01 February 2017At least five absolutely protected fluttering shearwaters may have been shot dead near Little Barrier Island over Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Date: 30 January 2017The first board meeting of Predator Free 2050 Ltd has marked an important milestone in the ambitious programme to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums.
Date: 30 January 2017The wait is over for fans of the DOC ‘Royal cam’ as the albatross nest at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is home to a new chick hatched over the weekend.
Date: 25 January 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationVolunteer work to protect the Wellington region’s special places from weeds, pests and predators has received a valuable boost through the DOC Community Fund.
Date: 25 January 20171,200 new stoat traps have been installed in Rimutaka Forest Park.
Date: 24 January 2017A major slip blocking the Awatere Valley Road has been cleared.
Date: 24 January 2017Source: Royal Albatross CentreThe first chick of the breeding season was welcomed on Sunday, with a 'Happy Birthday' flag flying from the Dunedin City Council's Mayoral Flagpole to celebrate.
Date: 23 January 2017A colony of critically endangered gulls has been making life difficult for its neighbours on the shores of Lake Taupo.
Date: 17 January 2017Source: Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough HealthDOC and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the track appears to be over.
Date: 09 January 2017We are delighted by a first sign of mohua breeding on Blumine Island/Oruawairua indicating the endangered native birds are establishing a foothold on the Marlborough Sounds' island sanctuary.
Date: 06 January 2017DOC is urging people who have been on the Travers-Sabine Circuit to avoid other national parks if they're feeling unwell.
Date: 04 January 2017DOC is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine Circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak.
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