2010 media releases
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Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement
23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board.
Road through Molesworth Station opens next week
20 December 2010
Opportunity opens up from Tuesday next week (28 December) to drive through the spectacular high country landscape of Molesworth Station, New Zealand’s largest farm.
DOC condemns clubbing deaths of 23 seals on Kaikoura coast
06 December 2010
The Department of Conservation is condemning the brutal clubbing to death of 23 seals, including eight newborn pups, on the Kaikoura coast.
Former whalers join celebration of whaling station restoration
22 November 2010
Whale tales will abound when former whalers and others gather this Saturday (27 November) to celebrate restoration of the historic Perano Whaling Station in Tory Channel.
Minister praises protection of unique seabird
28 August 2010
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson today praised an outstanding community effort that has enabled predator-proof fencing protection for a new colony of Hutton’s shearwater - a seabird species unique to Kaikoura.
Whitebait season starts on Sunday 15 August
11 August 2010
As the whitebait fishing season gets underway this Sunday (15 August), DOC is calling on whitebaiters to only take what they need to help sustain the fishery and enable good runs in future years.
Ground-breaking fertility programme to save rowi
29 June 2010
The release of three pairs of the world’s rarest kiwi – the rowi – will make history on June 29 when they are transferred to Marlborough Sounds’ Blumine Island in an effort to encourage breeding.
Cook Strait Whale Survey to be a virtual field trip
08 June 2010
DOC scientists and former whalers on their annual watch for whales in Cook Strait this winter will themselves come under the gaze of thousands of schoolchildren.
Management of private land sections of Queen Charlotte Track
24 March 2010
The Department of Conservation is in discussions with owners of private land crossed by the Queen Charlotte Track about the landowners’ proposal to charge a user access fee.
Putting Mt Richmond Forest Park on the map
10 February 2010
A new map of Mt Richmond Forest Park is now available which the Department of Conservation hopes will help put the park more on the map as an outdoor destination.