14 December 2020
New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. DOC facilities are open - including visitor centres, huts, campgrounds and toilets.
31 August 2020
The Campbell Island/Moutere Ihupuku Marine Reserve will not be extended to the remaining 61% of the island group’s territorial sea under the Subantarctic Islands Marine Reserves Act.
22 May 2020
An overview of the Budget 2020 funding to the Department of Conservation.
20 May 2020
Investment to support Te Papa Atawhai to give better effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in response to the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Supreme Court judgment.
17 May 2020
Budget 2020 sets aside $13.73 m as a contingency towards rebuilding vital conservation and visitor infrastructure destroyed by the severe floods in Fiordland in February 2020.
14 May 2020
As part of the Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package, Budget 2020 will provide $501.7 million over four years to DOC to create job opportunities for approximately 6,000 people over four years.
04 March 2020
A storm on 3 February 2020 caused damage to over 78 tracks on public conservation land in the southern South Island.
24 August 2019
$3.9 million will be invested to boost South Westland’s stunning visitor attractions as Fox Glacier/Te Moeka o Tuawe valley access road will remain closed indefinitely.
16 December 2019
Shark cage diving is where tourists view sharks underwater at close range from the safety of a submerged cage attached to a boat.
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