01 February 2019
The nine orca that were stranded in the Kaipara Harbour have refloated with the rising tide.
18 December 2018
DOC is proactively releasing material related to the state sector inquiry into the use of external security consultants.
24 October 2018
We invite you to send us your tributes to Paul, Scott and Nick.
12 July 2018
DOC has condemned the actions of a contractor who dumped and buried biodegradable 1080 in a swamp on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
16 June 2018
The access application to develop and operate an opencast coal mine on Mt Te Kuha near Westport has been declined.
24 August 2018
DOC is currently running a process to identify potential new Great Walks.
02 June 2018
For the 2018/19 Great Walks season DOC is trialling the introduction of differential pricing for international visitors staying in huts and campsites on four of its most popular Great Walks.
17 May 2018
Backing nature: Budget 2018 delivers a significant funding boost for DOC, with an additional $181.62m over the next four years.
12 May 2018
The Government is investing more than $81.2 million over the next four years in predator control, which will result in the largest area ever protected against predators on an ongoing basis.
28 March 2018
An independent review is considering whether the remaining 61% of the territorial sea should be included in the Campbell Island/Moutere Ihupuku Marine Reserve.
14 March 2017
A new Great Walk through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park will be a memorial to the 29 men who died as a result of the Pike River Mine disaster on 19 November 2010.
14 September 2018
Shark cage diving allows tourists to view sharks underwater at close range from the safety of a submerged cage attached to a boat. In September 2018 the Court of Appeal made a ruling on the activity.
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