2010 media releases
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West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement
23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board.
Possums eat kea
19 November 2010
New evidence shows possums are eating New Zealand's native parrot the kea. Researchers using nest-cameras have for the first time witnessed the gruesome reality inside defenceless kea nests invaded by stoats and possums in South Westland.
Huge rowi return marks a reversal in fortunes of rare kiwi species
21 October 2010
The rare rowi kiwi reclaimed valuable territory in north Ōkārito forest in the largest ever release of the species by the Department of Conservation today.
1080 poses low risk to fernbird populations
19 August 2010
The Department of Conservation says a West Coast research project has confirmed that 1080 poses only a minimal risk to fernbird populations.
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.
Brunner Mine - an historic site renewed
25 May 2010
On Saturday 15th May the Brunner Mine site was opened celebrating the developments that have been completed over the last few years.
Road death huge blow to rare rowi kiwi
20 May 2010
Cee Cee, one of the best-known rowi kiwi, was found dead on the side of Ōkārito Road on May 13.
DOC to appeal Mokihinui decision
29 April 2010
The Department of Conservation has today lodged papers with the Environment Court appealing the decision to grant resource consent for the Mokihinui Hydro Proposal on the West Coast.
Hector's dolphin dies in likely set net entanglement
12 April 2010
A Massey University pathology report has identified that a Hector's dolphin found beachcast near Greymouth in February is likely to have died as a result of becoming entangled in a set net.
Passion and fond memories at anniversary celebrations
28 March 2010
The 150 attendees at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park 50th anniversary celebrations enjoyed this historic event immensely.
Rio Tinto land gifted at Punakaiki
11 March 2010
A block of land gifted by Rio Tinto at Punakaiki will help to protect the significant values of forest in the adjoining Nikau reserve.
Pup put through its paces to help save kiwi
05 March 2010
A new dog has joined DOC's rowi kiwi team to help save this critically endangered species.
Community unites to condemn Okarito fires
05 March 2010
A reward put up to catch those responsible for last month’s spate of deliberately lit fires in Okarito Kiwi Zone has reached $8600.
Otira - the world rata capital
25 February 2010
A cute little village on the West Coast side of the Southern Alps called Otira is now the rata capital of the world - next time you are going through slow down and take a look.
Registrations open for Westland Tai Poutini National Park Reunion
22 January 2010
Registrations have opened for the 50th Anniversary of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Register now for a fun weekend.