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See regional Conservation Week media releases
17 December 2019
A Mana Cruising Club crew is sailing across Cook Strait from Wellington to help rid a Marlborough Sounds island of rats and keep it rat-free so its native wildlife can thrive.
09 December 2019
A DOC Community Fund grant is assisting Forest & Birds’ efforts to protect pekapeka/long-tailed bats in the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve from high rat numbers.
06 December 2019
Office of the Minister of Conservation
Restoration of the Te Hoiere/Pelorus River catchment is getting a significant boost thanks to new government funding support.
04 December 2019
Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura and DOC welcome the conviction of a Kaikōura man for killing nine red-billed gulls when he drove over them.
01 May 2019
DOC says that the high number of dead native trees being seen across the top of the South Island is likely caused by drought stress.
28 February 2019
Thirteen common dolphins were found dead yesterday after stranding near the entrance to Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds and another two dolphins stranded there this morning.
15 February 2019
DOC is closely monitoring conditions and will keep areas open wherever it is safe to do so but will be closing some tracks as fire risks increase.
05 February 2019
The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station will close on Sunday 10 February due to extreme fire risk. No public access through the Acheron Road will be permitted from this date.