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How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  #Backyardtrapping, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, trapping, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to build a backyard trapping tunnel It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. You can get involved by protecting the native species in your neighborhood from rats and mice. To do that you’ll need a trap and a trapping tunnel. A […]

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Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, saddlebackstory2017  /  Comments Off on Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland The translocation project, led by the Fiordland Conservation Trust, was undertaken in partnership with private donors, Te Rūnaka o Ōraka Aparima, Te Kaitiaki Roopü o Murihuku and DOC. Over the last two weeks, 138 tīeke were relocated to […]

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Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week!

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and the DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important […]

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Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley Date:  05 October 2017 “From 1 December 2017 until 8 April 2018, you’ll be able to book beds at Siberia and Brewster huts on the DOC website,” DOC Central Otago Operations Manager Mike Tubbs says. […]

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Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week!

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year the DOC wants people to convert their love of nature into action. “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important to […]

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Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour Date:  05 October 2017 DOC staff are today working with Tauranga Moana iwi to make arrangements to dispose of a 14 m whale which was carried into Tauranga Harbour on the front of a container vessel. The whale, believed to […]

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New Great Walks – have your say

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Great Walks – have your say

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Great Walks – have your say Date:  05 October 2017 DOC is looking for proposals for two existing tracks that could be enhanced to become part of the Great Walks network. These suggested walks must provide outstanding multi-day walking experiences that deliver what visitors expect […]

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Seals need rest not rescuing

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fursealstory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sealionstory2017  /  Comments Off on Seals need rest not rescuing

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Seals need rest not rescuing “This is seal pup season,” says DOC Christchurch Biodiversity Ranger, Jenna Thoms. “We need to let nature take its course, these seals need rest not rescuing.” More seals are coming ashore as New Zealand fur seal pups are weaned from […]

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Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and Community Ranger Scotty Moore says this year DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that 85%* of New […]

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DOC helping to prevent spread of kauri dieback

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC helping to prevent spread of kauri dieback

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC helping to prevent spread of kauri dieback Date:  03 October 2017 The Wentworth Falls Walk near Whangamata and all tracks within the Broken Hills near Tairua will be closed for approximately six weeks from early October 2017 (weather permitting) while the track upgrade work is […]

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Rāhui at Te Wai ā-moe (crater lake) Mount Ruapehu

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rāhui at Te Wai ā-moe (crater lake) Mount Ruapehu

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rāhui at Te Wai ā-moe (crater lake) Mount Ruapehu Date:  03 October 2017 Source:  Ngāti Rangi – Uenuku Tērā te aitua i taka ki Te Wai ā-moe i ngā rangi kua taha ake nei. Kua riro atu ki nga tipua me ngā tupua o maunga Ruapehu ki […]

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Second Nature by Nic Toki: Killing with kindness

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Second Nature by Nic Toki: Killing with kindness

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Second Nature by Nic Toki: Killing with kindness By Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki. As New Zealanders rally our collective efforts in the pursuit of the ‘crazy and ambitious’ goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050, we mustn’t lose our hearts.  In 2003, […]

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We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth In the words of David Attenborough, “Our planet is a blue planet”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. […]

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Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is encouraging New Zealanders to get out and enjoy their own backyards and make a difference locally during Conservation Week which starts today. “Take a look around you and see how you […]

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Native plants to spruce up your garden

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, gardening, Native plants, native species, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threatened species  /  Comments Off on Native plants to spruce up your garden

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Native plants to spruce up your garden It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. One of the ways you can get involved is by filling your garden with native plants. New Zealand’s native plants aren’t particularly well known for their pretty, bright-coloured […]

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How to trap in your backyard

By   /  October 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Backyard trapping, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, trapping, Traps  /  Comments Off on How to trap in your backyard

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to trap in your backyard It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. You can get involved by protecting the native species in your neighborhood with a backyard trap. One of the best ways you can look after the native birds and […]

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Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri Date:  18 August 2017 The wet weather has washed away sections of the Okura Bush Walkway and blocked drains. These sections of track are now very muddy and slippery making them unsafe for walkers and runners. […]

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First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed Date:  26 September 2017 The aerial 1080 predator control covered approximately 12,800 hectares including the Roaring Meg, Moonlight and Pike catchments. Monitoring had shown rat numbers in the area were at a level where they threatened at-risk […]

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Sad end for Dunedin’s leopard seal pup

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17; sealstory2017  /  Comments Off on Sad end for Dunedin’s leopard seal pup

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sad end for Dunedin’s leopard seal pup Date:  27 September 2017 Leopard seal mother and pupImage: Em Curtin Born to what is thought to be a first-time mother, the pup would likely have drowned shortly after birth had it not been taken from the water and […]

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Rangers on high alert as fishing season begins

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17 compliancestory2017  /  Comments Off on Rangers on high alert as fishing season begins

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rangers on high alert as fishing season begins Date:  28 September 2017 Fires on public conservation land around the lakes are prohibited The opening of the new fishing season happens on 1 October each year and generates a flurry of fishing and associated activities on Lakes […]

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