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Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island

By   /  June 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island Date:  12 April 2017 Department of Conservation botanists have found a rare native buttercup on a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. Mount Allen buttercupImage: Rowan-Hindmarsh-Walls © The DOC team spotted the Mount Allen buttercup (Ranunculus viridis) growing on a mountainside […]

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Flood damage closes Hakarimata Summit Track

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Flood damage closes Hakarimata Summit Track

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Flood damage closes Hakarimata Summit Track Date:  07 April 2017 The very popular Hakarimata Summit track at Ngaruawahia might be closed for several weeks following damage to the track after the heavy rainfall on Wednesday, according to DOC Operations Manager for Waikato, Ray Scrimgeour. Although the […]

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Conviction a warning to whitebaiters

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Conviction a warning to whitebaiters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Conviction a warning to whitebaiters Date:  04 April 2017 DOC says a recent conviction for breaching the Whitebait Regulations 1994 should deter other people from breaking the rules.  The Christchurch District Court last week convicted Alyssha Blackler on two charges of fishing from a raft on […]

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Serious fungal plant disease found

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Serious fungal plant disease found

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Serious fungal plant disease found The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and DOC are working together to address a confirmed find of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust on Kermadec pohutukawa trees on Raoul Island.  Myrtle rustImage: M Daughtrey, Cornell University Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii), […]

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East Coast ranger’s reflections

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on East Coast ranger’s reflections

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: East Coast ranger’s reflections DOC turned thirty on 1 April. DOC was formed by merging conservation aspects of the Forest Service, Department of Lands and Survey and the Wildlife Service in 1987. The creation of DOC was a declaration that New Zealand was a country […]

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Extra protection against kauri dieback for Tāne Mahuta

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Extra protection against kauri dieback for Tāne Mahuta

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Extra protection against kauri dieback for Tāne Mahuta Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced the temporary closure from today of the track leading to Tāne Mahuta, to install a footwear cleaning station as extra protection against kauri dieback for New Zealand’s largest kauri. “Kauri dieback […]

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Birthday bash for DOC

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kokakostory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Birthday bash for DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Birthday bash for DOC DOC is celebrating its 30th birthday this month. On 1 April 1987 DOC was born from the merger of the conservation aspects of the Forest Service, the Department of Lands and Survey and the Wildlife Service. The Kapiti Wellington DOC office will […]

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Seals in Hawke’s Bay need their space

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Seals in Hawke’s Bay need their space

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Seals in Hawke’s Bay need their space Date:  27 April 2017 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno are frequent visitors during the winter months. Seals can turn up in unexpected places, and it is common for them to lie immobile for long periods of time on beaches, rocks […]

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Motutapu closed to protect the public

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Motutapu closed to protect the public

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Motutapu closed to protect the public Date:  28 April 2017 DOC has closed Motutapu Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, to protect the public. Slips and washouts, caused by heavy rain, blocked the island’s roads and tracks and shut down key infrastructure. A contractor has cleared the […]

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Little spotted kiwi translocation

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kiwistory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Little spotted kiwi translocation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Little spotted kiwi translocation DOC, Kiwis for kiwi and Auckland Council are transferring kiwi pukupuku/little spotted kiwi from pest-free Kapiti Island to two safe sanctuaries in Auckland this weekend (Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30) to help increase genetic diversity of the species.  Two groups […]

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DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sealionstory2017  /  Comments Off on DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay Dead sea lion found on Catlins beach  DOC is urging the public to come forward with information after a male sea lion/rāpoka was discovered with gunshot wounds on a beach in the Catlins. The sea […]

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Hunters trespassed for hunting without permits

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hunters trespassed for hunting without permits

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hunters trespassed for hunting without permits Date:  05 April 2017 During a routine investigation in the Kaweka Forest Park late last year, DOC discovered that two brothers one from Rotorua and one from Palmerston North had been hunting without current permits. Hawke’s Bays Operations Manager Connie […]

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Media release 7 April 2017

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 7 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 7 April 2017 Date:  07 April 2017 The very popular Hakarimata Summit track at Ngaruawahia might be closed for several weeks following damage to the track after the heavy rainfall on Wednesday, according to DOC Operations Manager for Waikato, Ray Scrimgeour. Although the damage […]

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Media release 12 April 2017

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 12 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 12 April 2017 Date:  12 April 2017 Department of Conservation botanists have found a rare native buttercup on a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. Mount Allen buttercupImage: Rowan-Hindmarsh-Walls © The DOC team spotted the Mount Allen buttercup (Ranunculus viridis) growing on a mountainside in the […]

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Kea set free after successful leg surgery

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, keastory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kea set free after successful leg surgery

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kea set free after successful leg surgery Kea during his daily weigh-in at WildbaseImage: Massey University Wildbase A young kea was released back into the wild in Fiordland yesterday after his severely injured leg was successfully remodelled by veterinarians at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital.   […]

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Toyota Kiwi Guardians team up with Wild Dunedin

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Toyota Kiwi Guardians team up with Wild Dunedin

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Toyota Kiwi Guardians team up with Wild Dunedin The Wild Dunedin festival is set to take over the streets, beaches, wetlands, and reserves of Dunedin these school holidays from 21 to 25 April. Toyota Kiwi Guardians has teamed up with over 20 of the 50 […]

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Media release 2 April 2017

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 2 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 2 April 2017 Date:  02 April 2017 Source:  Offices of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for the Environment Nominations for the 27th annual Green Ribbon Awards are now open, giving New Zealanders the chance to honour our environmental leaders, Environment Minister Dr Nick […]

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Media release 4 April 2017

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 4 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 4 April 2017 Date:  04 April 2017 DOC says a recent conviction for breaching the Whitebait Regulations 1994 should deter other people from breaking the rules.  The Christchurch District Court last week convicted Alyssha Blackler on two charges of fishing from a raft on […]

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Media release 1 April 2017

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 1 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 1 April 2017 DOC is celebrating its 30th birthday this month. On 1 April 1987 DOC was born from the merger of the conservation aspects of the Forest Service, the Department of Lands and Survey and the Wildlife Service. The Kapiti Wellington DOC office […]

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Media release 3 April 2017

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 3 April 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 3 April 2017 Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced the temporary closure from today of the track leading to Tāne Mahuta, to install a footwear cleaning station as extra protection against kauri dieback for New Zealand’s largest kauri. “Kauri dieback is the single […]

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