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21 November 2023
Two possible sightings of wallaby north of Haast are concerning says DOC.
17 November 2023
A waharoa (gateway) marking the entry to a viewpoint of the Ōparara Basin north of Karamea was unveiled yesterday signalling the completion of a major upgrade to visitor facilities.
16 November 2023
Results of a year-long study to test the use of a bird repellent to reduce risk to kea in predator control operations shows it was unfortunately not effective.
25 October 2023
The Pike29 Memorial Track is opening on 17 February 2024. The 11.6km dual mountain biking and walking track will connect the Paparoa Track Great Walk to the Pike River valley.
18 October 2023
The Heaphy Track Great Walk fully reopens as a through walk tomorrow with celebrations planned at the West Coast end.
31 August 2023
DOC has successfully completed the complex job of fixing a collapsed section of 140-year-old stone retaining walls at Denniston, north of Westport
17 August 2023
DOC and West Coast Regional Council are urging boaties, anglers and anyone who spends time on West Coast lakes to help protect against freshwater pests.
10 August 2023
The last of the new whitebaiting regulations will roll out for the South Island’s West Coast on 1 September, the first day of this year’s whitebaiting season.
14 April 2023
Twenty-one Kapitia skinks relocated from Auckland Zoo to their home habitat on the West Coast earlier this week.