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10 December 2019
A squadron of Conservation Dogs descended on the Bay of Islands last week.
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.
29 August 2019
DOC has put in place new permit conditions to protect bottlenose dolphins in the Bay of Islands, Northland.
19 July 2019
A recent pest fish survey done by the DOC and Northland Regional Council has provided useful advice for planning the battle against two Northland pest fish, koi carp and rudd.
20 May 2019
DOC and Te Roroa
The Four Sisters walk has temporarily closed due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen in the area.
20 April 2019
DOC is closing off the unofficial walkway that leads from Matapouri Bay over Rangitapu Headland to Mermaid Pools.
17 April 2019
DOC and Northland Regional Council are working together in the battle against pest fish, koi carp and rudd, and need public assistance with surveillance.
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.
14 February 2019
DOC rangers and volunteers have been given a lovely Valentine’s Day gift with more than 100 whio ducklings sighted on a recent survey in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park in the central North Island.
05 February 2019
A long, dry summer has hardened the ground, making it difficult for kiwi in the Bay of Islands to probe for food, so kiwi are searching for food in the daytime which leaves them more vulnerable.
01 February 2019
A female bottlenose dolphin is currently carrying a dead calf in the Bay of Islands and DOC staff are asking for boats on the water to give them space.
18 January 2019
A red billed gull had to be euthanised after being caught on a fishing line and hook at Cathedral Cove today.
07 January 2019
The popular Kaiaraara/Duke’s Nose track in the Whangaroa Harbour, Bay of Islands, has been reopened the public after extensive work on the steep rocky track was completed.