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16 December 2016
Work to clean up the most highly arsenic contaminated site recorded in New Zealand, at Waiuta on the West Coast of the South Island is now complete and the site has been reopened to the public.
02 December 2016
Battle for our Birds pest control operations in South Westland are now complete, with the final two operations, in the Landsborough and Haast valleys receiving treatment this week.
03 October 2016
A pair of New Zealand’s rarest birds has been sighted on the West Coast and DOC staff are asking the public to report further sightings.
16 September 2016
DOC is seeking feedback on a decision to ‘approve in principle’ an application to construct and operate a hydro electric power scheme on the Waitaha River.
12 September 2016
DOC has completed the first stage of the Ōkārito Forest pest control operation in South Westland today.
31 August 2016
DOC has completed the Abbey Rocks and Haast Arawhata pest control operations - two of the five South Westland sites.
04 July 2016
DOC welcomes information about an incident on 2 July when a young seal pup was driven at high speeds on a quad bike on Hokitika Beach.
01 June 2016
Have your say on the draft Paparoa National Park Management Plan that details how the park will be managed.
16 May 2016
Office of the Minister for the Environment
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announces the finalised route and huts for a Great Walk in memory of the 29 men who died in the Pike River Mine disaster.
05 May 2016
A Danish national has been convicted and fined today in the Christchurch District Court for hunting and killing a protected species – whio/blue duck.
18 March 2016
Buller DOC staff and students from Karamea Area School celebrated Whio Awareness Month with the release of five juvenile whio onto the Oparara River.
15 March 2016
DOC is encouraging hunters and trampers to let us know how much they're using backcountry huts to ensure the huts are maintained and replaced.
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