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Celebrating 30 years of DOC

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  #DOCturns30, 24/7 News, 30 years, birthday, celebration, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Celebrating 30 years of DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating 30 years of DOC Thirty years ago on, 1 April 1987, DOC was born. It was a national declaration that our country valued its nature and wild places, and that we were committed to protecting it for future generations. 30 years of DOC. Photo: […]

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Senators Introduce Bill to ‘Save Our Seas’ from Marine Debris

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Senators Introduce Bill to ‘Save Our Seas’ from Marine Debris

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Senators Introduce Bill to ‘Save Our Seas’ from Marine Debris Date March 29, 2017 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to today’s introduction of the Saving our Seas Act (S.756) by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), as […]

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Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee: Plant & Food Research 30 March 2017 Being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least. Scientists at Plant […]

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Sounds salmon farms rammed through

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, DOC, Environment & Resource Management, Fisheries, Green Party, marine conservation, Marlborough Sounds, Opposition News, Politics, rma, Salmon Farming, salmon farms, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Sounds salmon farms rammed through

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Sounds salmon farms rammed through Public submissions closed yesterday on King Salmon Ltd’s controversial proposal for six new salmon farms on high-value sites in the Marlborough Sounds. The National Government is once again creating a special, industry-friendly process which favours developers and reduces environmental safeguards […]

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Trump Administration rolls back progress made on crucial climate change policy

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Trump Administration rolls back progress made on crucial climate change policy

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Trump Administration rolls back progress made on crucial climate change policy ** Versión en español abajo ** In response to the Trump administration’s decision today regarding the United States’ commitments to address climate change, World Wildlife Fund’s President and CEO, Carter Roberts, released the following […]

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Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds. In a whirlwind trip, Mr Branson was treated to a personal […]

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No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, bycatch, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fishing industry, Green Party, Marine, marine conservation, Opposition News, Politics, rapoka, sealion, trawling  /  Comments Off on No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets A New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka has drowned in a squid fishing trawl net just seven weeks after the start of the squid fishing season. This shows the need for much stronger measures to protect endangered […]

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Giving Northland students a taste of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Giving Northland students a taste of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Giving Northland students a taste of horticulture: Plant & Food Research 28 March 2017 Plant & Food Research and Orangewood Ltd are helping Northland students develop their knowledge of local fruit crops through a new work experience programme, with the aim of increasing […]

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A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized, Yellow eyed penguin  /  Comments Off on A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a DOC ranger? We got in touch with Tom MacTavish, the ranger in Akaroa, and asked him to tell us about […]

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Media release 14 February 2017

Published By   /  March 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 14 February 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 14 February 2017 Date:  14 February 2017 Kuripapango campsite, Mangatutu campsite, Te Puia Lodge and Robson’s Lodge will all be closed from today until further notice.  These sites have been chosen because they are a higher fire risk than other areas due to the […]

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Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River

Published By   /  March 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whiostory2017  /  Comments Off on Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River This is the happy ending to an earlier reported story of a whio nest, disturbed by accident at Blackfern Lodge in August. Quick thinking saw the three unbroken eggs whisked to the Otorohanga Kiwi […]

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10 things you may not know about whio

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on 10 things you may not know about whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 things you may not know about whio By Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress, Whio are one of those incredibly rare birds in New Zealand, that when you finally lay eyes on one, you know you’ve had a special moment. My first whio experience was an […]

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Media release 6 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 6 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 6 March 2017 Volunteers Abbey and Ryan helping at the beach clean up Over 50 bags of rubbish were collected from 14 beaches as well as the Taylor River. Rubbish included the typical collection of cans, ropes, fishing lines and bottle tops along […]

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Media release 7 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 7 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 7 March 2017 Date:  07 March 2017 We invite everyone to have their say on the 10-year plan before submissions close at 4 pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017. The boundary of this plan includes some of the most popular recreation areas in the […]

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Media release 8 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 8 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 8 March 2017 Exotic wasps which have the potential to affect visitors enjoying campsites and walking tracks are being targeted using a new and revolutionary wasp bait.  DOC is working with campground managers and volunteers to target wasp populations in ten high-use areas […]

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Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Invasive estuary weed close to eradication Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen weeds targeted in the War on Weeds 2017, clogs waterways. […]

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Musicians Go “Live” in Global Rally to Fight Climate Change

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Musicians Go “Live” in Global Rally to Fight Climate Change

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Musicians Go “Live” in Global Rally to Fight Climate Change This Saturday, World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour will sweep across the globe as skylines from Sydney to San Francisco go dark as a symbolic call for urgent action in the fight against climate change. As […]

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Record Low

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Record Low

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Record Low Date March 22, 2017 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to today’s announcement from the National Snow and Ice Data Center on the lowest Arctic sea ice maximum on record, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement […]

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Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Cape Palliser, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Native animals, New Zealand fur seal, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Wairarapa  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser Visit Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa this time of year and the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun. Today’s photo […]

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World Wildlife Fund, American Hotel & Lodging Association and The Rockefeller Foundation Bring Hotel Brands Together to Prevent Hotel Food Waste

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on World Wildlife Fund, American Hotel & Lodging Association and The Rockefeller Foundation Bring Hotel Brands Together to Prevent Hotel Food Waste

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: World Wildlife Fund, American Hotel & Lodging Association and The Rockefeller Foundation Bring Hotel Brands Together to Prevent Hotel Food Waste World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today launched a series of pilot […]

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