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17 October 2023
The trial kākāpō population in the heart of the Waikato continues to give insights after a determined parrot found a way to leave the fenced sanctuary.
14 September 2023
A further six Ngāi Tahu kākāpō have been released at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari in Waikato following the successful settling in of four kākāpō earlier this year.
07 September 2023
A new survey has revealed continued growth in the population of kōkako in Pureora Forest, eastern Maniapoto.
19 July 2023
For the first time in nearly four decades, kākāpō will be living on mainland New Zealand.
29 June 2023
DOC is calling for information from the public after a rare matuku-hūrepo/Australasian bittern had to be euthanised after it was shot.
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.
03 May 2023
Hunters and their supporters from around the North Island converged on DOC’s Pureora field base at the weekend for the culmination of the annual Pureora Hunting Competition, which was dominated by one local hunter.
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.