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22 November 2023
DOC is asking people to keep a lookout for a humpback whale, likely entangled in a cray pot line, seen off the Northland coast last week.
15 November 2023
DOC is gearing up to host approximately 60,000 campers over the upcoming summer at more than 300 campsites spread across New Zealand.
29 September 2023
Two critically threatened matuku-hūrepo/Australasian bittern were killed on a stretch of State Highway 12 between Rotu Forest and Maitahi, just outside Dargaville in recent weeks.
25 August 2023
Access to popular Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua will be limited over the coming weeks as important repair work gets underway, the Department of Conservation announced today.
04 August 2023
In a proactive step to prioritise the safety and well-being of visitors, DOC has announced the closure of a 60-metre section of the Hongi Hika track at Hongi Hika Recreation Reserve in Kerikeri.
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.