Read media releases from the Northland Conservation Board from 2013 - 2016.


Media releases from 2017 can be found published on the yearly update pages.


12 August 2016

Visit to Waitangi Museum
Northland Conservation Board visited Waitangi Museum and welcomed the establishment of the Te Hiku o Te Ika Conservation Board. 


11 June 2015

Northland Conservation Board proud to showcase achievements to Associate Conservation Minister
Northland Conservation Board chair Mita Harris welcomed the chance to present their achievements and the results of their hard work to Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner during a site visit to Kerikeri on 14 May 2015.

18 March 2015

Protect kūkupa, don't poach them - Kūkupa are the key to our forests' future
The Northland Conservation Board has just released an A3 colour poster highlighting the plight of kūkupa (New Zealand pigeon or kereru) as part of the Board's Save the Kūkupa campaign. The posters will be distributed around Northland through Board members and will be available to community groups/iwi/hapu.

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Board Support Officer
Jeannie Hogarth
Phone: +64 9 470 3352

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6 March 2015

Funding available for community conservation projects
The Northland Conservation Board is urging community conservation groups in Northland to apply for a slice of funding from the 2015 Community Conservation Partnerships Fund.

9 February 2015

Support from forest users and visitors is vital to the survival of kauri
The second national Kauri Dieback Symposium held on 14 and 15 February 2015 in Hokianga highlighted that containment of the disease is currently our best weapon.


29 September 2014

Conservation Management Strategy for Northland operational
The New Zealand Conservation Authority has approved the Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for Northland, which becomes operational on Monday, 29 September 2014. The CMS has been ten years in the making and the Northland Conservation Board welcomes the opportunity to monitor its implementation on behalf of the people of Te Taitokerau/Northland.

17 July 2014

Northland Conservation Board supports rahui to protect kauri
In a hui held 15 July 2014, Te Uri o Hau decided to place a rahui (temporary ban) over their maunga (mountain) Pukekaroro and Pukeareinga to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease (PTA).

24 June 2014

Planting trees for cleaner waterways
A team of 50 people including students and teachers from Taipa Area School planted around 1000 native trees and shrubs at Kate's Bush, near Taipa as part of Arbor Day celebrations on 5 June 2014.

29 May 2014

Northland Conservation Board welcomes its new Board members
The Northland Conservation Board briefed its new appointees on the Board's key projects and relationships in an induction day held at Mokonuiarangi Marae, Utakura, Hokianga on 23 May 2014. Includes a brief bio of each Board member.

9 April 2014

Funding available for Northland community conservation projects

The Northland Conservation Board welcomes the new Community Conservation Partnership Fund announced by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on 30 March 2014. The $26 million fund will provide a much-needed boost to conservation projects carried out by community organisations over the next four years.

5 March 2014

Northland Conservation Board wants better planning for future power boat races in the Bay of Islands
Following the Bay of Islands Power Boat Race held in Paihia on 1 March 2014, the Northland Conservation Board is seeking improvements to planning for next year's race to ensure better measures to protect marine mammals in the Bay area.

9 February 2014

Northland Conservation Board welcomes extension of Kauri Dieback Management Programme
Enjoy Northland's stunning natural areas, but please do your bit to protect our great kauri from the deadly kauri dieback disease and devastation by wildfires is a message from the Northland Conservation Board. 


18 November 2013

Northland conservation planning about to get stamp of approval
At its meeting on 8 November 2013, the Northland Conservation Board recommended the approval of the Department of Conservation's (DOC) new Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for Northland 2013 – 2023. Representatives from the Board and DOC will present the CMS to the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) on 11 December 2013 for consideration and approval.

18 September 2013

Northland Conservation Board supports greater protection for Māui dolphin
Another possible Māui dolphin death in Northland this month highlights the pressing need for greater protection. The Northland Conservation Board is urging Northlanders to have a say in ensuring the survival of this critically endangered species.

3 September 2013

Northland Conservation Board ready to celebrate Conservation Week 2013
With Conservation Week 2013 just around the corner, the Northland Conservation Board is encouraging Northlanders to grab their whānau and to get involved.

17 June 2013

Northland Conservation Board provides overview of discussion topics May 2013
In a meeting in Whangarei on 31 May 2013, the Northland Conservation Board discussed a range of topics and heard presentations from other organisations and members of the public, including:

  • Conservation planning approaches final phase
  • Kauri National Park Proposal needs further consideration
  • DOC about to implement new structure
  • Precautionary approach to GE/GMOs needs to be included in Northland Regional Policy Statement
  • 'Save the Kūkupa' campaign gears up for 2014
  • Enlarged Northern Rural Fire District shows signs of success
  • 'Te Ao Pakihi/The Business World' events generate interest
  • Community understanding and involvement
  • Public forum focuses on GE/GMOs and Mokohinui Cycleway
  • Public Board meetings in 2013 deferred
  • Farewell to retiring Board members

25 March 2013

Northland Conservation Board summarises discussion topics March 2013
Read an overview of key topics discussed at the last Board meeting Friday 15 March 2013 - Conservation planning takes a major step forward, 'Save the kukupa' campaign, and Ecological management.

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