26 June 2019
DOC is coordinating the clean-up of the riverbed and coast downstream of the Fox Glacier landfill. We see an end in sight of mid-August for the operation and we are no longer signing up volunteers.
30 May 2019
Budget 2019 provides an additional $10.699 million over the next four years to improve the Department of Conservation's security, and health and safety systems.
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.
24 August 2018
Work is underway to progress Hump Ridge Track in Southland and Te Paki Coastal Track in Northland as potential new Great Walks.
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.
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