14 December 2011
The Department of Conservation (DOC) biosecurity response plan implemented following the sighting of a rat on Mana Island in November has paid off, with confirmation that a lethal dose of poison has recently been consumed.
01 December 2011
Source: Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board.
Dedication, passion, persistence, innovation and leadership are attributes of the nine 2011 Encore Award winners, committed to making the Wellington region a better place in which to live.
22 November 2011
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has set out a network of new traps and monitoring systems after motion sensors detected a rat on Mana Island in the early hours of Saturday morning.
29 August 2011
Two endangered takahē, members of Mana Island's successful breeding population, said farewell to the region last week and headed north to help start a new population on Auckland's Motutapu Island.
19 August 2011
Source: Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board
Applications close on 5 September for the 2011 Encore Awards. They honour individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and landowners whose sustained commitment to environmental restoration, nature and conservation is making the region a better place to live.
05 August 2011
“Leave young seals alone to rest,” is the plea from the Department of Conservation in response to a seasonal spate of calls about “sick” seals on Wellington and Kapiti beaches to the DOC emergency hotline.
01 July 2011
Source: The Department of Conservation, Wellington Hawke's Bay, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board
Applications are now open for the Wellington region's 2011 Encore Awards, which honour individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and landowners for sustained commitment to environmental restoration, nature and conservation.
29 June 2011
An advisory group made of up representatives from the Department of Conservation (DOC), Wellington Zoo, Massey University and Te Papa met today to discuss plans for the future of the emperor penguin that was found on Peka Peka beach last week, and is currently being treated at The Nest – Te Kohanga at Wellington Zoo.
21 June 2011
Kapiti Coast residents have been treated to a rare visit by an emperor penguin. There is only one other recording of an emperor penguin in New Zealand, at Southland’s Oreti Beach in 1967.
20 April 2011
Walks, mountain biking, horse riding, picnicking and the chance to savour spectacular views are on offer at Whareroa Farm on the Kapiti coast. It opens to the public with a day of celebrations on Saturday 30 April.
01 March 2011
Source: Department of Conservation and Centre for Marine Environmental & Economic Research
As sizes of popular recreational fish increase at Wellington marine reserves we can also expect to see changes in behaviour and habitat for certain species.
10 February 2011
A Porirua man, with previous fisheries offences, was convicted in court this week after pleading guilty to illegally taking marine life from the Taputeranga Marine Reserve off Wellington’s south coast.