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09 December 2019
Hobsonville Point Secondary School students are bringing native birds back to their community with DOC funding for a predator control programme.
02 December 2019
One of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the tara iti/New Zealand fairy tern has been boosted by two chicks successfully hatching last week – one at Pakiri, North of Auckland and the other at Mangawhai, near Whangarei.
01 November 2019
A brand-new bridge is now open on the popular Te Henga Walkway, a coastal trail in the Muriwai Te Henga area on Auckland’s wild west coast.
28 October 2019
Concern is growing for Auckland’s resident leopard seal, Owha, who was spotted early Saturday morning bleeding from a severe facial wound.
01 October 2019
Owha, the leopard seal, has been seen at ferry terminals, marinas, boat ramps and beaches in Auckland and Northland for the last four years.
20 September 2019
Ten tracks on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are being upgraded to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
10 September 2019
Auckland’s Harbour Bridge will light up to celebrate 50 years of Conservation Week.
19 August 2019
New Zealand’s most endangered birds, the tara iti /New Zealand fairy tern, received a boost to their upcoming breeding season with the creation of three new man-made shell nesting sites in Waipu, north of Auckland.
30 July 2019
Whale and dolphin watching tourist operators in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park (HGMP) have funded $100,000 of research into the marine mammals that provide their livelihood.
26 July 2019
DOC rangers have trapped a rat on pest-free Motutihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
24 July 2019
DOC rangers are working to catch a rat found on pest-free Motutihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
11 April 2019
Four-week old kūpapa is the 96th Coromandel brown kiwi to be released on pest-free Motutapu Island as part of a programme to secure the survival of this rare brown kiwi.
26 March 2019
DOC is upgrading four Auckland tracks to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
11 March 2019
Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust and DOC
A record number of hihi or stitchbird have fledged on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park during the latest breeding season.
16 January 2019
The administration and routine maintenance of Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve will transfer from DOC to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority on Friday 18 January 2019.
10 January 2019
Auckland City Council
A potential sighting of a stoat on Great Barrier Island/Aotea has set off alarm bells and sparked an immediate incursion response.
04 January 2019
A campfire lit in front of a total fire ban sign on pest-free Burgess/Pokohinu Island near Auckland could have endangered breeding seabirds, skinks and other native species.