Date: 05 April 2018DOC staff are responding to whale stranding near Haast on the West Coast.
Date: 28 March 2018The aftermath of Cyclone Gita brought severe weather over much of New Zealand. Our staff are assessing damage to tracks and facilities.
Date: 02 February 2018The aftermath of Cyclone Fehi is bringing severe weather over much of New Zealand. The risk of floods, landslides and falling branches on conservation areas is high.
Date: 13 November 2017The stranded orca on Marfells Beach was refloated into deeper water at high tide today and is now swimming out to sea.
Date: 25 May 2017See how Budget 2017’s significant increase in funding for conservation relates to DOC’s overall budget.
Date: 13 April 2017Cyclone Cook is bringing severe weather over New Zealand during Easter. High winds and rainfall are expected. There is a risk of floods, landslides and falling branches on conservation areas.
Date: 07 March 2017One of New Zealand’s largest ever pilot whale strandings took place 10-12 February 2017 near Puponga, the most distant settlement on the Golden Bay side of Farewell Spit.
Date: 07 November 2017Information about DOC facilities following the Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.
Date: 05 July 2016DOC has reviewed how statutory planning documents are interpreted and applied to concession applications, and developed guidance for staff and decision makers.
Date: 21 October 2015Environment Aotearoa 2015 is a new landmark national environmental report, independently compiled by Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand.
Date: 05 October 2015An application by the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company to exchange land required for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme has been approved.
Date: 10 March 2015The New Zealand Police and wider Government agencies are dealing with an anonymous threat to deliberately contaminate food supplies with 1080 poison.
Date: 30 September 2014DOC commissioned research on the effects of aerial 1080 pest control operations on trout after concerns were raised by anglers about the possible risks from fish eating poisoned mice. There is significant public interest in the preliminary results but DOC says the risk to humans is low.
Date: 20 June 2014Learn more about the decision to allow recovery of high value native timber blown over in Cyclone Ita on West Coast public conservation land.
Date: 27 May 2014The Fiordland Link Experience monorail project has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Date: 17 September 2013The decision not to lodge an early draft submission on the wider environmental aspects of the Tukituki Catchment Proposal with the Environmental Protection Authority was made by the Department of Conservation.
Date: 21 August 2013Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the management and administration of stewardship land.
Date: 17 July 2013The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Date: 18 June 2014Conservation 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.
Date: 13 May 2013The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced its final decisions on changes to its organisation structure.
Date: 17 April 2013Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the status and management of longfin eel.
Date: 05 March 2013Read DOC's response to an inaccurate Sunday Star Times article in which DOC was accused of replacing its New Zealand made products with ones made overseas.
Date: 31 January 2013The well-known businessman and philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, recently launched a public campaign to reduce the impact of cats on native wildlife.
Date: 07 August 2012Learn about the 2012 volcanic eruptions of Te Maari craters on the northern slopes of Mt Tongariro.
Date: 10 June 2011DOC firmly rejects recent claims by some anti-1080 critics that 'DOC spends more than $100 million a year on 1080 operations'.
Date: 22 February 2011Learn about how DOC assisted in the response to the Canterbury earthquake of 22 February 2011.
Date: 13 February 2008Find out how DOC is meeting the challenge of becoming sustainable.
Date: 28 April 1995On 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.