Date: 23 December 2010Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board.
Date: 21 December 2010Extreme fire danger has triggered DOC to place a total fire ban over conservation lands in Mackenzie and Ashburton high country today.
Date: 20 December 2010A small spring-fed tributary of Fraser Stream near Twizel has had a large increase in two of New Zealand’s rarest native fish species, attributed to the introduction of a trout barrier.
Date: 17 December 2010DOC is encouraging holiday-makers to take advantage of a fantastic new addition to Hakatere Conservation Park.
Date: 25 November 2010Shireen and Francis Help’s natural affection for kororā/white flippered penguins have earned them the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Award for 2010.
Date: 19 November 2010Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson will officially open the St James Cycle Trail on Saturday 20 November, the first of the country’s ‘Great Rides’ to be fully completed.
Date: 20 October 2010Between 14 and 16 October, over 35 rural fire crews pit their skills against each other in a series of quirky and demanding exercises dotted around the South Canterbury beauty spot.
Date: 12 September 2010Just in time for Conservation Week (12 – 19 September), the world’s rarest kiwi hatches undamaged in the midst of Christchurch’s earthquakes.
Date: 10 September 2010DOC has been busy inspecting all facilities and reserves in Canterbury following the recent seismic activity. Many buildings and tracks have suffered damage as a result of the earthquakes and the Department asks that members of the public please comply with all safety signs at DOC sites.
Date: 09 September 2010In amongst all the recent seismic activity, Department of Conservation (DOC) staff were called to retrieve a dolphin that had washed up at Pōhatu/Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula.
Date: 10 September 2010Preliminary checks to tracks, huts and visitor facilities in Canterbury have so far revealed no major damage, but the Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking people to continue to stay away until inspections are fully completed.
Date: 07 September 2010In the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake DOC is checking the safety of tracks and huts in the Canterbury area and asks that the public stays away from these until the all clear is given.
Date: 07 September 2010The Department has made the decision to postpone its public Conservation Week events planned for Christchurch.
Date: 06 September 2010People are being asked to stay clear of tracks and huts in the Canterbury area until the Department of Conservation (DOC) has checked their safety.
Date: 26 July 2010Source: Department of ConservationA recreation plan has been released by the Department of Conservation which gives clear direction on recreational activities in Ashburton Lakes and the upper Rangitata River.
Date: 06 July 2010The Anne River Hut, a 14-bunk hut on the St James Walkway, has burnt down.
Date: 31 May 2010Lock up your doves - falcons are on the prowl. DOC has had calls of complaints from dove, pigeon and even free-range chicken owners that their birds are falling prey to New Zealand falcon/kārearea.
Date: 31 May 2010The Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board invites nominations of conservation projects that show the love for New Zealand for their 2010 Conservation Awards.
Date: 23 May 2010The winning shot in the Ō Tū Wharekai Wetland Restoration Project photo competition went beyond the usual ‘chocolate box cover’ announced the Department of Conservation today.
Date: 23 April 2010“My enduring memory of Don Bogie is his face as he crawled into ‘Middle Peak Hotel’ on the morning of 29 November 1982,” Mark Inglis recollects.
Date: 26 March 2010The Department of Conservation has been fielding calls this week from members of the public sighting weka in central Christchurch.
Date: 19 March 2010One of the South Island’s most popular day walks, with views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, has been given the green light for a major upgrade.
Date: 05 March 2010Canterbury’s great spotted kiwi/roroa will feature on Bush Telly 2010, when DOC ranger Malcolm Wylie is interviewed on day two of the Ellerslie International Flower Show.
Date: 25 February 2010The Department of Conservation has recently upgraded the Tripp Street picnic area in Talbot Forest, Geraldine, Canterbury, with a new road, parking, drainage and earthworks.
Date: 26 February 2010The Department of Conservation is running a photo competition that puts the focus on their Ō Tū Wharekai Wetland Restoration Project, in the Ashburton Lakes area.
Date: 26 February 2010Extreme fire danger has triggered the Department of Conservation to place a total fire ban over conservation lands (and within one kilometre of those lands) in the Mackenzie Basin and Ashburton Lakes today.
Date: 19 February 2010Making mini-mud pies, sieving glowing embers and grinding steel seem like hard ways to start a fire, but the results suggest otherwise, says Masters student Heather Wakelin.
Date: 19 February 2010Bush Telly is excited to welcome West Coast-based Conservation Officer Ian Gill to the 2010 Bush Telly crew as co-director and cameraman.
Date: 16 February 2010A German tourist, Manfred Bachmann was apprehended in Christchurch on Sunday with 16 endangered jewelled geckos in his possession.
Date: 26 January 2010Hans Kurt Kubus – who was was caught smuggling lizards by the New Zealand Customs Service at Christchurch Airport on Sunday 6 December 2009 – has been sentenced.
Date: 25 January 2010A report from DOC Marine Officer, Laura Allum, confirms that 35 whales were successfully re-floated yesterday.
Date: 18 January 2010DOC is currently surveying the Canterbury coast for basking sharks and seeks sightings from the public to help with the search.
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