2013 media releases
IntroductionView DOC media releases from 2013.
23 December 2013
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Ninety community groups are to receive $3.6 million in Government funding to support conservation projects throughout the country, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
14 October 2013
"Save Kiwi" week (14-20 October) starts today, raising awareness of the national treasure on the East Coast and efforts to protect and keep kiwi like "Matawai", injured near Gisborne last week, alive.
06 August 2013
The Department of Conservation are reminding the public that the Whitebait Season does not start until 15 August. Some individuals have already started as early as 20 days before season opening in breach of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations.
29 April 2013
DOC divers were concerned to find a koura (freshwater crayfish) trap in the water while they were working on eradicating lagarosiphon (oxygen weed) at Lake Waikaremoana. The potential for such devices to introduce the weed to the area is alarming.
18 March 2013
A winning statement from 8 year old Imogen Wood of Tolaga Bay Area School, in line with this year's theme "Healthy Seas - Healthy People", one of 245 entries in the annual East Coast and Eastern Bay of Plenty Seaweek Kids Pictures and Stories Competition.
15 March 2013
The Eastern Bay of Plenty is now an extreme fire risk. For public safety the Department of Conservation, in conjunction with the Whakatane District Council, have closed the Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway tracks through Ohope Scenic Reserve until further notice.