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11 January 2021
Learn about the December 2020 volcanic alert level increase for Mt Ruapehu.
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.
18 December 2018
DOC is proactively releasing material related to the state sector inquiry into the use of external security consultants.
16 June 2018
The access application to develop and operate an opencast coal mine on Mt Te Kuha near Westport has been declined.
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.
05 July 2016
DOC has reviewed how statutory planning documents are interpreted and applied to concession applications, and developed guidance for staff and decision makers.
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.
05 October 2015
An application by the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company to exchange land required for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme has been approved.
17 May 2013
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced his approval under the Crown Minerals Act for an access agreement for Bathurst Resources for its escarpment mining project on the Denniston Plateau, near Westport.
07 August 2012
Learn about the 2012 volcanic eruptions of Te Maari craters on the northern slopes of Mt Tongariro.
05 September 2006
On 28 April 1995, 14 young people lost their lives when a viewing platform above Cave Creek collapsed and fell. Find out more about what has happened within DOC as a result of the tragedy.