Friday, 14 September 2012
Air New Zealand's Green team volunteer for Conservation Week
Volunteers from Air New Zealand’s Green Team are rolling up their sleeves for conservation by helping with restoration projects across the country this weekend.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Not business as usual with Takahe Rescue
Mitre 10 is helping to suppress the plague of stoats threatening the last wild population of takahë in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland and that's just the beginning.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tauranga skipper convicted in marine reserve case
A 36 year old Tauranga man who had pleaded guilty of illegally fishing in a marine reserve was discharged without conviction at a court hearing in Tauranga today.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Return of kiwi to North Island after hundreds of years absence
Rowi, the world's rarest kiwi species, is returning to the North Island after an absence of hundreds of years.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Preliminary DNA Tests indicate that the Dolphin Recovered in Taranaki may be a Hector's Dolphin
Preliminary DNA test results released by the University of Auckland have shown that the dolphin recovered from a Taranaki beach last week had DNA characteristics more consistent with Hector’s dolphin, rather than Maui’s dolphin.
Monday, 30 April 2012
Dead Dolphin Recovered in Taranaki Died of Natural Causes
The preliminary pathology report on the dead Hector’s/Maui’s dolphin recovered from a Taranaki beach last week has indicated that the animal died of natural causes.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
New Hunting Permits for Small Game
The Department of Conservation now has a new recreational hunting permit for small game animals.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Dame Susan Devoy to launch ECHO Walking Festival
This year’s Kaimai to Coromandel ECHO Walking Festival will be launched on April 10th with a family-friendly walk at Otanewainuku Forest near Tauranga.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
DOC and NZ Navy complete first ever sub Antarctic shag survey
The Department of Conservation (DOC), with assistance from the New Zealand Navy, has carried out the first ever survey of the rare Auckland Island shag in the remote sub Antarctic islands.
Monday, 23 January 2012
DOC staff respond to four deceased whales stranded at Papmoa East
Department of Conservation (DOC) staff, supported by local iwi representatives have been working to collect samples and bury the bodies of four Gray's beaked whales which stranded and subsequently died at the islolated eastern end of Papamoa Beach, near Tauranga.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Improved Safety System for Outdoor Users
DOC is joining other outdoor recreation organisations in reminding people heading into the backcountry to make sure they tell someone where they are going and when they expect to be back.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
DOC mourns loss of long serving staff member
The Director-General Al Morrison says all DOC staff are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of their colleagues who died while helping fight a Northland fire overnight.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Photos from Grays Beaked Whale stranding today at Papamoa
DOC (Department of Conservation) staff with the assistance of Oiled Spill response teams and Project Jonah have successfully refloated 2 Gray's beaked whales which stranded at Papmoa beach this afternoon.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Kiwis tell us what is 'Quintessentially Kiwi'
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has released the top results of its ‘Quintessentially Kiwi’ survey in time for Conservation Week 2011, after receiving over 1100 responses.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
New research Assists in Fight to Save Kiwi
Understanding our shy and rare national bird just got a whole lot easier thanks to funding for an in-depth kiwi call monitoring project.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Dead kea dumped at Arthur's Pass were shot
Preliminary autopsy results from five dead kea dumped near Arthur’s Pass have confirmed that the birds were shot.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Artists invited to go wild for residency programme
When two musicians explore their creativity in the shadow of Mt Tarawera the result is an album of songs invigorated by the stunning scenery and the memories of one of New Zealand's largest volcanic eruptions in 1886.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Independent report by environmental watchdog endorses 1080
The Department of Conservation endorses the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s firm support for the continued use of 1080 to protect New Zealand’s threatened wildlife.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Results received for penguin deaths on East Coast beaches
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has received the necropsy results from Massey University for blue penguins washed up dead on East Coast beaches last month.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
DOC charges follow fatal campground shooting
The Department of Conservation has charged three men with hunting offences in relation to the fatal shooting of Rosemary Ives at a DOC campground near Turangi last October.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
The problem with predators
Department of Conservation (DOC) ranger George Iles explains the extreme threat that introduced predators pose to our native wetland birds.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
World first stoat poison will strengthen protection for native birds
A new toxin for the control of mammalian pests, thought to be the first registered in the world for at least twenty years, has been developed in New Zealand.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Two Men Jailed for Marine Reserve Offences
Two Gisborne men have received prison sentences for illegally taking crayfish, kina and paua from an East Coast marine reserve.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Germans charged with gecko theft
Two German nationals are facing wildlife and theft charges following a joint operation involving the Department of Conservation, Police, and Customs.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Head in the clouds for young Whangarei kiwi
A young Riponui kiwi found in December with a serious neck injury flies back to Whangarei today (19 January), with the help of airline wings.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Kākāpō males 'boom' on as legendary bird dies
A legendary kākāpō which played a vital role in the recovery of the species has been found dead.
Friday, 24 December 2010
Christmas comes early for kākāpō
Christmas has come early for kākāpō this year as the Animal Health Board
(AHB) has funded the purchase of a generator to be used during the breeding
season on Anchor Island.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Possums and stoats eat kea
New evidence shows possums are eating New Zealand's native parrot the kea.
Friday, 15 October 2010
Innovative mix of art and conservation wins tourist lodge top award
A tourist lodge which combines wildlife recovery programmes with art galleries has been awarded the Department of Conservation’s annual Conservation in Action Tourism Award for 2010.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Mainlanders twice as likely to visit national parks as North Islanders