03 December 2009
They’ve been gone for more than 100 years, but last week, a family of red-crowned parakeets was spotted flying down from the trees in a peaceful gully on Motutapu.
26 November 2009
Three charges have been laid against a Kawau Island resident after 14 endangered weka were killed by dogs at Kawau Island Historic Reserve in May this year.
03 November 2009
The Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp was closed for 5 months while DOC undertook a pest-eradication programme to restore Motutapu and Rangitoto, and provide a sanctuary for native wildlife.
05 October 2009
Office of the Minister of Conservation
Associate Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson has announced this year's appointments to the Auckland Conservation Board.
30 September 2009
As part of research to discover exactly how penguins were exposed to brodifacoum, the Department of Conservation has commissioned further tests on penguin samples.
29 September 2009
The Department of Conservation is urging Waiheke Island environmental group Ocean Aware to have samples of marine birds, oysters and dog vomit independently tests by accredited laboratories.
24 September 2009
Independent laboratory tests on dolphins that died recently in the Hauraki Gulf have come back negative for demoic acid.
22 September 2009
Independent laboratory texts on dolphins that died recently in the Hauraki Gulf have come back negative for brodifacoum (rat poison).
02 September 2009
The Department of Conservation is concerned about recent dolphin deaths in the Hauraki Gulf, and has commissioned toxicology tests to try to determine how they died.
09 July 2009
Rangitoto and Motutapu islands are closed to the public for the second of three aerial rodent bait applications.
29 June 2009
Rangitoto and Motutapu islands are now open to the public again after the first successful phase of a three-stage rat baiting operation.
18 June 2009
The weather-window is finally right for DOC to begin the first stage of the ambitious plan to remove the remaining pests from Rangitoto and Motutapu islands over the coming months.
27 February 2009
It will be heads down, tails up at New Zealand's beaches next week, as thousands of people take part in Seaweek activities all around the country.
16 January 2009
Beach goers on the Hauraki Gulf island of Motuihe will soon be sharing the sand with some scaly companions, with the release of 70 shore skinks on Sunday.
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