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13 November 2023
Central Plateau visitors and communities are invited to explore, protect, and enjoy their local natural environments this summer.
03 October 2023
DOC is introducing a free booking system for the upcoming Tongariro Alpine Crossing season and encouraging all visitors to book in advance.
28 August 2023
DOC rangers and Taupō Police are increasing patrols at Whakaipo Bay, Taupō, following a spate of damaging off-road driving.
10 August 2023
Taumarunui and Ruapehu communities are invited to join DOC staff in taking action for nature at Whakahoro Campsite on the 15 August.
26 June 2023
Visitors to the central North Island’s protected conservation forests are urged to report suspicious activity after a spate of illegal tree felling incidents.
12 June 2023
Taupō Fishing District licence fees for the 2023-24 season have been confirmed by DOC.
02 June 2023
A photo of an angler holding a stunning brown trout caught at Lake Otamangakau is the overall winner of this year’s DOC Taupō fishery photo competition.