01 September 2011
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson will join local rugby legend Tane Norton to plant the first of 5000 native trees at a huge public planting event marking the reopening of Ötukaikino wetland reserve on Saturday 3 September.
28 June 2011
The Department of Conservation is asking the public to look out for a humpback whale with its tail fluke entangled in a craypot line and buoy, possibly heading north from Banks Peninsula.
23 March 2011
The Director-General of Conservation says a rare block of significant native forest will be secured under a land exchange agreement proposed with the company seeking to develop Porters Ski Area.
10 February 2011
Thanks to the efforts of some recreational hunters, the Department of Conservation (DOC) has successfully prosecuted a commercial helicopter operator for illegally heli-hunting in a recreational hunting area (RHA).