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Date: 14 December 2017Wellington has gained two new front-line Department of Conservation rangers – a Pest Detection dog called Flint and his handler, Richard Johnston.
Date: 05 December 2017A public tip-off has led to the conviction of a man who illegally fished in Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
Date: 30 November 2017A rare shorebird has been spotted at Waikanae estuary and may be breeding for the first time.
Date: 11 October 2017People of all ages are encouraged to look in their backyard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our amazing and unique wildlife.
Date: 29 September 2017It’s now even easier to get Wellington kids into nature with four new Toyota Kiwi Guardian adventure sites launching on the first day of the school holidays, 30 September.
Date: 14 September 2017Whitby will launch their the mission to become predator-free with discounted traps for sale on Saturday 16 September.
Date: 03 August 2017DOC has won the Supreme New Zealand Biosecurity Award for the world-leading eradication of the pest great white butterfly.
Date: 29 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the sixth Porirua suburb to join the predator free movement, boosting the number of city residents actively trapping rats to more than 500.
Date: 25 July 2017The latest Porirua suburb to join the predator-free movement will launch this Saturday 29 July, with free rat traps to give away.
Date: 21 July 2017The popular Jumbo Hut in the Tararua Forest Park near Masterton is closed until further notice for strengthening work.
Date: 03 July 2017A group of eager Lions fans will not be charged for an incomplete booking at Te Kopi Homestead.
Date: 29 June 2017Source: Office of the Minister for ConservationTwo historic Wellington buildings are being transferred from DOC into the care of Heritage New Zealand.
Date: 23 June 2017Runner Jean Beaumont will tackle an invasive weed on Colonial Knob during National Vounteer Week.
Date: 28 April 2017A new population of little spotted kiwi is being created at an Auckland sanctuary.
Date: 24 April 2017DOC seeks help on a New Zealand falcon/kārearea found shot dead in Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu.
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: 25 March 2017Eight native lizards were transferred to Mana Island near Wellington from Belmont Quarry.
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: 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: 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.
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