That we are now considering a predator free mainland is thanks to nearly six decades of dedicated research effort and sheer hard slog ridding our offshore islands of mammalian predators.
We're looking for summer hut wardens in our busiest huts in Arthur's Pass National Park, St James Conservation Area and Banks Peninsula.
This campsite on the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail is near the historic Dancing Camp kauri driving dam.
Have your say on the proposal to name a recreation reserve on the Kapiti Coast in the North Island. Submissions close 17 December 2018.
Following the successful eradication of mice from Antipodes Island, DOC is currently investigating the feasibility of eradicating pigs, cats and mice from Auckland Island.
This campsite is on the popular Billygoat Circuit.
The pitter patter of little takahē feet is on the cards at Kahurangi National Park after the first eggs of the new wild population have been found.
Find out about Christchurch area walks and attractions.
Ongoing improvements of pest control efforts led to Sanctuary and New Zealand-firsts.
Catlins campers once again have a dedicated responsible camping ranger helping educate them on appropriate places to camp this summer.
Have your say on a permit application from Grant Abel to hold, import and export a carved jaw bone of a sperm whale. Submissions close 10 December 2018.
Lead the Way encourages Dunedin dog owners to become wildlife certified so they can be better prepared when interacting with coastal wildlife.
DOC says it welcomes the arrest of a man over threats made against staff, saying this particular case has been harrowing.
Have your say on the application for a concession by NZSki Ltd for a replacement passenger lift system within the Sugar Basin locality at the Remarkables ski area in Rastus Burn Recreation Reserve, Queenstown. Submissions close 5 December 2018.
Iwi and DOC are saddened, that despite hours of efforts to save a stranded southern bottlenose whale at Port Waikato, the whale has died.
DOC Biodiversity Ranger Scott Theobald, who was one of three men killed in a tragic helicopter crash on 18 October, has been honoured at the Public Service Day Awards.
Have your say on an allocation process for a grazing concession on Motutapu island.
DOC is cancelling its balloted tahr hunting opportunities for recreational hunters in Wilderness areas and Westland Tai Poutini National Park this summer.
3 December – 7 December 2018: Volunteers will be working alongside the DOC Barberry Team to control weeds around the Oban township.
Five talented young New Zealanders will be packing their bags and heading into the environment this summer after each winning a Blake DOC Ambassador Award.