Fur sealImage: Sabine Bernert ©
Date: 12 July 2018DOC has condemned the actions of a contractor who dumped and buried biodegradable 1080 in a swamp on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Date: 16 June 2018The access application to develop and operate an opencast coal mine on Mt Te Kuha near Westport has been declined.
Date: 07 June 2018DOC is currently running a process to identify potential new Great Walks.
Date: 02 June 2018For 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.
Date: 17 May 2018Backing nature: Budget 2018 delivers a significant funding boost for DOC, with an additional $181.62m over the next four years.
Date: 12 May 2018The 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.
Date: 28 March 2018An independent review is considering whether the remaining 61% of the territorial sea should be included in the Campbell Island/Moutere Ihupuku Marine Reserve.
Date: 14 March 2017A 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.
Date: 30 June 2017Shark cage diving offers tourists the opportunity to view sharks underwater at close range from the safety of a submerged cage attached to a boat.
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