01 March 2024
Preventing and responding to wildfires: what you can do.
More fires mean more chance of people being caught in them. If you are camping, tramping or biking over the summer period (especially in areas with high fire danger), it’s important to be aware of what to do in a wildfire and how to protect yourself.
Lighting fires on public conservation land
Find out when and where you can light fires at huts, campsites and in the backcountry on public conservation land.
Know before you go
Be prepared for all conditions on your trip as weather can change suddenly.
Pets on conservation land
You are not allowed to take a pet into conservation land without DOC permission. This includes national parks, wildlife areas and reserves.
West Coast Seaweek photo competition
Calling all West Coast residents! In support of Seaweek 2024, kaupapa moana, submit a photo showing how you celebrate sea creatures of Aotearoa.More
Work on Cathedral Cove a priority
Conservation Minister Tama Potaka has made the reinstatement of the walking access to Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove/Te Whanganui-a-Hei before next summer a priority.
Dates confirmed for annual Pureora Hunting Competition
DOC's annual Pureora Hunting Competition opens on 16 March and will run through until the prizegiving at the DOC Pureora Field Base on 28 April.
Conservationists shocked at theft of predator traps at Okura Bush
More than 25 predator traps have been stolen from the Okura Bush Scenic Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore, shocking conservation group Friends of Okura Bush, Te Kawerau ā Maki and DOC.
Native snails heading for extinction
New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the world, but they’re sliding to extinction – and climate change is a major factor.More