2010 media releases
IntroductionView DOC media releases of 2010.
23 November 2010
North Island Māui dolphin and South Island Hector's dolphins were once thought to occupy completely separate stretches of New Zealand's coastline, but new research has shown that two female Hector's dolphins have been visiting their North Island relatives.
27 September 2010
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
A new 400 hectare marine reserve is to be established in the Rodney district after a successful application by the Auckland Regional Council.
11 September 2010
At a jury trial at the Auckland District Court, a Kawau Island resident was found guilty of being the owner of a dog that killed 14 endangered weka at the Kawau Island Historic Reserve.
07 September 2010
Auckland Zoo and the Department of Conservation are launching Auckland’s Conservation Week celebrations at the Zoo on Sunday 12 September with a family fun day from 11am to 2pm.
05 August 2010
A Northcote resident has pleaded guilty to taking kina from Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve in January 2010, and to giving false personal details to a warranted Department of Conservation ranger.
15 July 2010
Darkstar, a young kiwi accidentally hit by a car in Northland in early May, leaves Auckland Zoo for her forest home on the Tutukaka Coast today, following two months of successful treatment in a cast for a badly fractured foot.
25 February 2010
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
New parks and private land are to be added to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to mark its 10th anniversary, Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson announced today.