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.
Tararua pest control operation to begin
22 November 2013
Project Kaka's second aerial pest control operation, designed to boost native forest birds by reducing predators during the birds' breeding season, has began in the Tararua Forest Park.
Improvements to enhance Kapiti Island visitor experience
12 June 2013
Visitors to the Wellington region will soon be able to enjoy a wider range of walking experiences and other improvements on Kapiti Island.
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.
Restoration makes good sense
03 May 2013
‘Restoration makes good monetary sense, it’s not just a tree-hugging exercise’ conservation volunteers told.
Kapiti and Wellington's worst weeds
18 March 2013
Wanted! Kāpiti Coast’s and Wellington’s Worst Weeds
Matiu/Somes Island closed after midday
14 March 2013
From Saturday 16 March 2013 until further notice, Matiu/Somes Island will be closed daily from midday onwards. Visitors must depart the island by 12:50 pm daily.