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22 September 2023
DOC is expecting flood damage across conservation areas in Southland and Otago and is advising people to reconsider any backcountry travel.
08 September 2023
An elusive colony of Southern lesser short-tailed bats appears to be holding steady with the population estimated between 300 and 400 individuals.
17 August 2023
Accommodation facilities at Deep Cove, Fiordland, are closed to overnight visitors due to the ongoing risks posed by a recent landslide.
26 July 2023
DOC is planning to remove rats from Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara to return the sanctuary to its former pest-free status this winter.
19 July 2023
For the first time in nearly four decades, kākāpō will be living on mainland New Zealand.
17 July 2023
One of Rakiura/Stewart Island’s most popular viewing spots will be upgraded with a new platform and safety barrier.
14 June 2023
Midweek vehicle access to the Blue Mountains Recreational Hunting Area near Tapanui has reopened for approved recreational hunters.