06 September 2022
People in Northland and Auckland are being urged to report sightings of Hector’s dolphins after a solitary Hector’s dolphin was spotted north of its usual range.
12 August 2022
Seven common dolphins from a pod of 10 stranded at Waiheke Island’s Whakanewha Bay have been refloated late this afternoon and were seen heading out to sea, DOC says.
03 August 2022
DOC is reassuring Waiheke Island residents that upcoming improvement work on a busy wharf will not impact on native kororā/little penguin.
01 July 2022
A striped dolphin reported washed up on South Auckland’s Kariotahi Beach on Wednesday evening had been beheaded by Thursday morning.
09 May 2022
A dead possum recently found on Great Barrier Island is thought to have come from outside the island.
26 April 2022
Office of the Minister of Conservation
More than 50 jobs are being created across Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland with the launch of three new Government-backed initiatives, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.
30 March 2022
DOC has granted authority for Kennedy Point Marina Development Limited to capture, handle and relocate kororā/little blue penguin at the Kennedy Point site, with stringent conditions.
29 March 2022
Public consultation on the proposal to establish a marine reserve at Hākaimangō – Matiatia (Northwest Waiheke Island) under the Marine Reserves Act 1971, closed on 20 March 2022.
14 March 2022
DOC has received an application for a marine reserve at Hākaimangō – Matiatia (Northwest Waiheke Island) under the Marine Reserves Act 1971.
04 March 2022
With eight tara iti/New Zealand fairy tern expected to fledge (leave the nest), it’s been the best breeding season since 2013–2014 for one of Aotearoa New Zealand's rarest birds.
03 March 2022
DOC is calling for any sightings of a beaked whale in the Hauraki Gulf after receiving a report of a stranded beaked whale was pushed back out to sea by well-intentioned members of the public.
10 February 2022
DOC has received a report of what could be a Māui dolphin with a rope around its tail at White’s Beach near Piha and is urging the public to be on the lookout and to report any sightings to 0800 DOC HOT.