2013 media releases
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Funding boost for community conservation efforts
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.
200th rowi kiwi returned to the wild
09 November 2013
The return of 12 juvenile rowi kiwi to the Ōkārito Kiwi Sanctuary today includes the 200th of this rare species to be raised through the successful BNZ Operation Nest Egg programme.
DOC condemns shooting of two Ohau Point seals
22 July 2013
The Department of Conservation is condemning the shooting of two seals on the Kaikoura coast and is asking for public help to find whoever is responsible for the killings.
Whale watching in Cook Strait
04 June 2013
Cook Strait will be a hub of whale watching activity over the next month as Department of Conservation researchers, former whalers and many other volunteers carry out a tenth annual whale survey.
Molesworth Station road to reopen
21 March 2013
The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is to reopen on Friday 22 March.
Molesworth road to close next week due to fire danger
05 March 2013
The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is to close from Tuesday 12 March due to extreme fire danger.
Call for pest butterfly sightings in Richmond, Tasman and Nelson
11 January 2013
Householders in Richmond and other parts of Tasman as well as in Nelson city are being asked to look for great white butterfly caterpillars and eggs in their gardens following first reports of the pest in Richmond last week.