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22 November 2023
A new DOC patrol boat to protect Tasman Bay’s two marine reserves comes as a birthday present for Tonga Island Marine Reserve which this month marks its 30th anniversary.
06 November 2023
Breeding of critically endangered kākāriki karaka at Nelson’s Brook Waimārama Sanctuary has exceeded expectations, recent survey work suggests.
18 October 2023
The Heaphy Track Great Walk fully reopens as a through walk tomorrow with celebrations planned at the West Coast end.
27 September 2023
More kea are being seen in the Nelson Lakes area to the delight of visitors and DOC staff, and it’s an encouraging sign their numbers there are growing.
21 September 2023
A Department of Conservation survey shows a big increase in whio numbers in Kahurangi National Park over the past 23 years thanks to predator control and management measures to grow the native blue duck’s numbers.
05 April 2023
A kākāriki karaka/orange-fronted parakeet population has been re-established and is already breeding in Hawdon Valley, in Arthur’s Pass National Park, following four successful releases this summer.