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.
05 December 2013
More than 400 bags, filled with goodies for boaties and campers, are among the latest weapons being used by Project Island Song to keep the islands of the eastern Bay of Islands pest-free.
18 November 2013
At its meeting on 8 November 2013, the Northland Conservation Board recommended the approval of the Department of Conservation's new Conservation Management Strategy for Northland 2013–2023.
18 September 2013
Another possible Māui dolphin death in Northland this month highlights the pressing need for greater protection. The Northland Conservation Board is urging Northlanders to have a say in ensuring the survival of this critically endangered species.
27 August 2013
Interested in kiwi, kauri, or kai? Want to walk, weed, plant or trap? Then the Department of Conservation's 2013 Conservation Week (8 to 15 September) activities and events are for you.
31 July 2013
There has been no sign of rodents on Taranga Island, off the Whangarei coastline, since a large-scale eradication took place there in May 2011. Monitoring has just been completed. No rodent sign was recorded, which confirms they have been eradicated.
05 June 2013
Rodent-indicating dogs and their trainer/handler have had a busy season. Miriam Ritchie travels all over the country with her trained dogs. She urges boaties to be extra vigilant at this time of year to ensure they are not taking unwelcome guests out with them.
23 May 2013
Kiwi listeners throughout the Northland region are gearing up for the annual kiwi call count survey, with some stations about to receive their 20th year of data collection. The survey starts 28 May 2013, and continues through to 17 June 2013.
16 May 2013
Puketi Weedbusters, DOC, and the Puketi Forest Trust (PFT) are looking for volunteers to help with several upcoming and ongoing projects in Puketi Forest. Volunteers are needed to help control weeds, possums, and stoats, listen for kiwi, and take part in regular planting days.
05 April 2013
DOC is entering a new direction with a strong focus on community, business and iwi/hapu/whanau relationships. Bringing together these three elements is a new DOC Northland initiative, Te Ao Pakihi (The Business World).
25 March 2013
Read a media release from the Northland Conservation Board that provides an overview of key topics discussed at the last Board meeting Friday 15 March 2013 - Conservation planning takes a major step forward, ‘Save the kukupa’ campaign, and Ecological management.
06 March 2013
Source: New Zealand Conservation Authority
The New Zealand Conservation Authority invites you to a public meeting to hear views on the proposal to establish a national park centred on the Waipoua Forest.
18 January 2013
Any dog can kill kiwi - This is the message on large road signs in place at Ngunguru, Parua Bay and Hikurangi, letting communities know 'kiwi are here' so please control your dog at all times.