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22 December 2017
For the first time in more than a century, kakaruai/South Island robin have produced chicks on Motupōhue/Bluff Hill.
12 December 2017
A Responsible Camping Ranger will be roaming the Catlins coast this summer to help educate visitors on appropriate places to camp.
11 December 2017
A series of New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka specialists will begin their journeys to subantarctic islands this week for the start of sea lion study season.
11 December 2017
DNA analysis has ruled out a Norway rat as the culprit for a dropping found on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island last week, news welcomed by DOC.
07 December 2017
A full-scale response has been launched after a potential rat dropping was found on the predator free island.
01 December 2017
The traditional method of preparing albatross bones for tattooing chisels is bringing together two iwi and Department of Conservation staff in a wānanga on Matiu/Somes Island today.
20 October 2017
The official yearly takahē population count is in, with 347 birds recorded throughout the country – a 13 percent increase in the last year.
13 October 2017
Southlanders of all ages are encouraged to take a look in their backyard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our unique wildlife.
22 September 2017
DOC has appointed Aaron Fleming to the role of Operations Director for Southern South Island.
14 September 2017
The past, present, future and journey of people on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island has been immortalised in the form of three tōtara pou.
21 July 2017
Office of the Minister of Conservation
DOC is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
19 June 2017
Dog owners are reminded to keep their dogs under control on conservation land.
30 May 2017
Invercargill’s Oreti Beach had an unexpected visitor when a tuckered-out and terminally ill turtle normally found in the tropics washed ashore.
19 May 2017
Mountains of rubbish, including about 100 vacuum cleaners, have been dumped illegally on conservation land near Tiwai.
05 May 2017
We are seeking information on the ownership of the remaining whitebait structures along the banks of the Waiau River in Southland.
21 March 2017
Three Stewart Island groups will receive $140,000 from DOC’s Community Fund.
07 February 2017
Along with the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others, we have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline. It's estimated that there are 260 breeding pairs.
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