08 September 2014
More than 100 local residents and conservation volunteers joined with Te Kopua Iwi at Kakepuku Mountain Historic Reserve on Saturday (6 September) to celebrate the opening of a new track and visitor facilities.
03 September 2014
New Zealand fur seals being sighted on Coromandel beaches over the past couple of weeks are merely resting up and don’t need any human assistance, the Department of Conservation says.
21 August 2014
The final stage of the 2014 pest control operation on Pirongia Forest Park and Te Kauri Park Scenic Reserve is expected to be completed by this weekend on Saturday 23 August, weather permitting.
13 July 2014
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
New Zealand's largest-ever pest control programme has been given the go ahead to protect native wildlife like kiwi from a confirmed plague of rats and stoats, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today in Maruia.
15 May 2014
Source: Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith
The Government is investing $15.8 million of operating funding and $10.7 million of capital funding over the next four years to ramp up measures to protect New Zealand’s magnificent kauri forests from the dieback disease.
31 March 2014
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Conservation which will see increased work by offenders to improve and maintain the Central Region’s natural environment.
28 February 2014
The Pureora Timber Trail and Ruakuri Walk at Waitomo were celebrated recently for receiving the internationally-recognised Green Flag award, which marks good quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.