Les Moran, DOC Technical Advisor (Ecology), with kiwiImage: Sabine Bernert ©
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Date: 15 June 2018Expertise and a little Kiwi ingenuity keep the lights on and the motors running on Codfish island/Whenua Hou.
Date: 15 May 2018Our Director-General Lou Sanson talks about the Minister of Conservation's pre-budget announcement; the Health, Safety and Wellbeing award won by DOC staff member Claire Wooldridge Way; Tūhoe; Ngāi Tahu; kākāpō; the Rakiura Māori Islands; and Project Janszoon.
Date: 14 May 2018Around 50 people watched with anticipation as ten small hihi flew into their new home at Bushy Park Sanctuary near Whanganui recently.
Date: 12 May 2018Today is World Migratory Bird Day and what better way to celebrate than to toast our very own silver medalist in this avian long distance event?
Date: 09 May 2018Roye Hammond was a great stalwart of track building in New Zealand.
Date: 03 May 2018Our Director-General Lou Sanson introduces DOC’s new DD-G Corporate Services/CFO, talks about the Ngāti Rangi Treaty Settlement and shares some of New Zealand’s biodiversity successes.
Date: 20 April 2018We all know about the albatross stars at Taiaroa Head, however we want to shine the light on the often overlooked shag during the Wild Dunedin NZ Festival of Nature.
Date: 22 April 2018Make your mark this Earth Day and help end plastic pollution. Reduce, refuse, reuse, recycle, remove.
Date: 04 April 2018Since 2008, a bunch of elite United States wild fire fighters have been helping to care for DOC visitor sites and to fight fires during our New Zealand summers.
Date: 04 April 2018Lou talks about Million Dollar Mouse, takahē, The Nature Conservancy, Uenuku, the new shore plover aviary at Cape Sanctuary, Lincoln's Parks and Outdoor Recreation major and pygmy blue whale research.
Date: 13 March 2018Lou talks about Christeen Mackenzie retiring, showing Treasury and SSC staff what we do, and conservation dogs.
Date: 06 March 2018It’s Seaweek and this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Seas, Healthy People’. Since albatross spend 85% of their lives at sea, it's a good opportunity to think about how we can help keep their home safe, tidy, and healthy.
Date: 06 March 2018View the winders of competitions to name and colour the backpacking Australasian bittern/matuku.
Date: 23 February 2018You might imagine the daily activities of a DOC Ranger as bush bound. But we have deliberately been spending time in the ‘big city’ – Tāmaki Makaurau.
Date: 22 February 2018DOC Motueka ranger Ian Cox had an amazing encounter with 20 or more kea on a trip into Kahurangi National Park.
Date: 02 February 2018The challenge of reconstructing a wetland and lake ecosystem and converting grazed land to forest is inspiring a group of ‘Hamiltonians’ to provide city dwellers with easy access to their natural heritage.
Date: 03 February 2018In their first breeding season at Taranaki one kōkako pair have laid a 4-egg clutch, the largest clutch ever recorded for this species.
Date: 29 January 2018We're refurbishing the building that houses our visitor centre in Arthur's Pass National Park. Get more information and come along to a public information meeting.
Date: 19 January 2018Lou talks about implementation of the new tourism funding, concessions compliance, Milford Road campsite rangers, the Routeburn Track, Rotomaninitua/Lake Angelus and the ‘Hotshots’.
Date: 16 January 2018An innovative project is offering private individuals and corporates the opportunity to get involved in Predator Free 2050, by ‘adopting’ a Fiordland Valley.
Date: 11 January 2018This bridge replacement project will renew and strengthen the partner relationships and iwi connection within Karangahake and Ohinemuri. A karakia was held on 8 January to bless the work.
Date: 11 January 2018Get social with Landmarks Whenua Tohunga for your chance to win.
Date: 09 January 2018Read an update on what's happening with the construction of New Zealand's 10th Great Walk.
Date: 09 January 2018The summer volunteer programme in the Coromandel got off to a great start and there are lots more actvities to come.
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