Families are invited to gather for a free whio-themed fun day at the Tongariro National Trout Centre on Sunday 8 March from 10 am - 2 pm, to celebrate and support the whio or blue duck, one of our native taonga.
Work on the upgrade of dated visitor infrastructure at Punakaiki is set to begin with Christchurch-based architecture firm Sheppard & Rout being engaged to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop a final design for the project.
The Paparoa Track, New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, will fully open on 1 March. This is being marked with tomorrow's unveiling of three hand-carved waharoa, or entranceways at the three entry points to the track.
Patrick Crowe isn’t quite on first-name basis with Ohinau Island’s flesh-footed shearwater birds – but he does know which ones will give him a peck.
Seaweek is a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better. Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me.
Funding to give nature a helping hand and support community conservation projects opens this week, with $5.6m available for community-led projects.
Have your say on the proposed name of Wairarapa Moana for Lakes Wairarapa and Onoke and the wetland area around them. Submissions close 26 March 2020.
Thousands of Cantabrians and visitors have the chance to learn about Christchurch’s World War II history with the reopening of the historic Awaroa/Godley Head gun emplacements.
A call is being made for nominations for the Nature Heritage Fund Committee. Nominations close on Monday 30 March 2020 at 5 pm.
Some of New Zealand’s unique alpine plant communities have a chance to recover and regenerate, following DOC and hunters’ ongoing efforts to control Himalayan tahr in the South Island.
The endangered toroa/Antipodean albatross has new international protection for its 100,000 km annual migration, thanks to collaborative efforts led by New Zealand, Australia and Chile.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has extended the date for people to have their say on proposed changes to improve management of whitebait across New Zealand.
A drone has been seized after it was flown above the Tongariro Alpine Crossing illegally.
Have your say on a concession application by The Gisborne Anglers Club Incorporated to lease a club hut. Submissions close 25 March 2020.
After being considered functionally extinct from the South Island since the 1990s, the rarest waterfowl on mainland New Zealand, the pāteke/brown teal, is doing well in the Arthur Valley of Fiordland.
DOC Hawke’s Bay is concerned after local biodiversity champions discovered several invasive mangrove seedlings deliberately planted in the Ahuriri Estuary.
The Milford Track partially reopens as a three-day Southern Milford-Mackinnon Experience on 26 February 2020 as the north section of the track has suffered storm damage and is unsafe to access.
Heroic rescues of frightened dogs from the sub-Antarctic islands will become an even rarer event with the introduction of tracking collars under a new Conservation Dogs Programme (CDP) policy
Hunt in Pureora Forest Park with a current permit and be in to win! Competition runs from 13 March to 19 April 2020.
The Minister of Conservation has announced that the Milford Track will be partially reopened from 26 February.