28 October 2011
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Phase II of the Department of Conservation’s trials of self-resetting possum traps has been launched in Northland’s Trounson Kauri Park, and in the northern Te Urewera National Park, following positive results from tests in Waikato.
14 July 2011
The storm whipping up high seas on the west coast of the North Island is having an effect on many species of seabirds, some of which have been found in an exhausted state as far inland as Hamilton.
17 May 2011
Three Hamilton men were each fined $2500 today in the Taupo District Court for hunting offences committed at the time of the fatal shooting of Rosemary Ives at a DOC campground near Turangi last October.
19 April 2011
The track to Cathedral Cove is now open to the public. Contractors completed the reinstatement and construction of the final flight of steps down to the beach last week. The Cathedral Cove arch remains closed as the arch is a known rock fall risk.
17 March 2011
The annual Pureora hunting competition is set to roar into life again with trophy stag hunting about to begin. Everyone who holds a valid DOC hunting permit for Pureora between the dates of March 21st and April 17th is automatically entered in the competition, where hunters vie for a range of prizes from our generous sponsors.