15 August 2011
The Department of Conservation is reminding Hawke's Bay whitebaiters to check, clean and dry their nets and other gear when moving between waterways. This will help slow the spread of freshwater pests and potentially didymo during the whitebait season.
29 June 2011
A rainbow skink was found by a school girl on Emerson St. central Napier last week. The Department of Conservation (DOC) wants members of the public to inform them of any further sightings.
01 June 2011
They came in their hundreds, each clutching a bag of weeds to exchange for a free native plant. “Hawke’s Bay’s inaugural Weed Swaps held at Greenmeadows New World and Hastings Countdown this weekend was an unparalleled success” said organizer Gabriela Gomez Fell from the Department of Conservation.
30 May 2011
This month the Department of Conservation staff and volunteers successfully surveyed two sites for the nationally endangered Powelliphanta 'maungaharuru' a native carnivorous snail in the Maungaharuru Ranges.
13 May 2011
Recent work that strengthened the piles is the first stage of a number of improvements planned for the Category 1 historic building. This includes work on the interior linings, rebuilding the Magistrate’s Bench and other prominent courthouse furnishings and reinstating some of the old original detail to the finishing timbers.
18 March 2011
It wasn't just rubbish that Gannet Beach Adventures collected this year on its annual Cape Kidnappers Seaweek beach clean up. It also gathered the $600 profit from the day’s tractor ride and donated it to the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.