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12 October 2015
Akaroa business Black Cat Cruises have signed up to a programme developed by DOC to increase the protection of marine mammals.
06 October 2015
One of Arthur’s Pass iconic backcountry huts was burnt to the ground sometime between Thursday and Friday last week.
13 September 2015
Office of the Associate Minister of Conservation
With the help of the Community Conservation Partnership Fund, whitebait will be making a comeback, and more will be done to protect river bird habitats in Canterbury.
12 August 2015
DOC is set to release nearly 100 young black stilt/kakī into the wild at sites in Canterbury’s Mackenzie basin after a record chick-rearing season.
24 June 2015
Heavy snow has damaged two of three aviaries used for captive rearing of black stilt or kakī near Twizel, but most of the birds are safe.
21 May 2015
Historic Hooker Hut has been removed from its precarious position above the crumbling moraine wall of the retreating Hooker Glacier, in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
11 May 2015
A new ‘Urban Living Wall’ launched in central Christchurch will showcase innovative technology that can be used to create green walls and city spaces.
16 April 2015
A Canterbury school group’s dream of halting the decline of kiwi in their local conservation area is a step closer to reality with the release of up to ten adult birds this autumn.
15 April 2015
DOC has completed the removal of Gardiner Hut which was deemed beyond repair after a significant rock avalanche in July 2014.
07 April 2015
DOC rangers have rediscovered a native herb that was believed extinct and another herb thought to be extinct in the wild.
12 March 2015
Rare native parakeets are today being released back into a Canterbury high country valley for the first time ever.
12 February 2015
A Canterbury man has been successfully prosecuted for breaking whitebaiting rules while fishing on the Ashley River/Rakahuri last spring.
29 January 2015
Once again temperatures increased this afternoon as fire crews continued to work to ‘black out’ around the edge of the fire area at Flock Hill and control flare ups in hot conditions today.
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