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22 November 2023
A Gisborne man who repeatedly poached crayfish from a marine reserve has been sentenced to two months jail for what a judge described as deliberate night-time offending.
20 November 2023
An air rifle has been used to shoot a protected bird found dead on a beach near Gisborne, prompting DOC staff to appeal to the public for information.
17 February 2023
People are being urged to check tracks, huts and campsites are open before attempting to visit conservation land in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.
12 February 2023
DOC facilities throughout Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and the Hawke’s Bay have been closed to the public as Cyclone Gabrielle heads toward the country.