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Finding kiwi in the Ruahine Ranges

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Finding kiwi in the Ruahine Ranges

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Finding kiwi in the Ruahine Ranges Thanks to the Ruahine Whio Protectors, we’ve got confirmation that kiwi are present across more of the Ruahine Forest Park than was previously known. This year, the Ruahine Whio Protection Trust  secured a DOC Community Fund grant to fund […]

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Win a whio experience with Whio Boot Camp Challenge

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17; whiostory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Win a whio experience with Whio Boot Camp Challenge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Win a whio experience with Whio Boot Camp Challenge Date:  10 October 2017 Playing the game gives young people a chance to win an amazing experience seeing whio in the wild with a DOC ranger. The prize also includes flights, spending money, accommodation and outdoor activities […]

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Bad behaviour a cause for concern in Fiordland

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, nov17; compliancestory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Bad behaviour a cause for concern in Fiordland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bad behaviour a cause for concern in Fiordland Obnoxious hut behaviour is once again causing concern for the Department of Conservation (DOC), after a tramper laid a formal complaint against a group of jet boaters at Lake Alabaster Hut on the Hollyford Track, Fiordland National […]

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Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake DOC’s South Marlborough district that includes Kaikōura was most seriously affected. Landslides, rockfall, and land uplift caused extensive landscape change in coastal and backcountry conservation areas. There was damage to tracks, huts, ecosytems and […]

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Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea Date:  13 November 2017 A pontoon was used to float the orca out to deeper water as the tide came in around 1.30 pm. Once in deeper water, the orca was released and began swimming freely. Department of […]

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Fires threaten people and wildlife in park

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, nov17; compliancestory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fires threaten people and wildlife in park

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fires threaten people and wildlife in park In the first instance, DOC trespassed a Te Awanga man from the park after two illegal fires were discovered at the Mangatutu Hot Springs.  The man admitted to lighting one of the fires, but denied lighting the second […]

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Possible mouse sighting on Tiritiri Matangi

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17; threatsstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Possible mouse sighting on Tiritiri Matangi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Possible mouse sighting on Tiritiri Matangi “A visitor to the island has told DOC he saw, what he believes to be a mouse, while walking on Ridge Track on Tiritiri Matangi,” says DOC Auckland Inner Islands Operations Manager Keith Gell.  “A rodent detecting conservation dog […]

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Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17; predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge project, led by a national team from the Department of Conservation, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, the University of Otago, the University of Auckland, and Victoria University of Wellington, has surveyed people’s […]

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Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend Date:  17 November 2017 In a project led by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) with support from the Department of Conservation (DOC), the road around the carpark has been widened, and the carpark enlarged and sealed. Roys Peak […]

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Kahurangi Battle for our Birds pest control completed

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17; battleforourbirdsstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kahurangi Battle for our Birds pest control completed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kahurangi Battle for our Birds pest control completed Date:  20 November 2017 The pest control covered approximately 39,700 hectares including the coastal strip between Kohaihai and Big River and the Heaphy River catchment. The pest control was needed to protect vulnerable populations of great spotted kiwi, […]

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First whio arrival at crèche

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17; whiostory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on First whio arrival at crèche

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: First whio arrival at crèche Date:  20 November 2017 Two juvenile whio/blue duck from Hamilton Zoo became the season’s first customers for the Whio Hardening Facility at the Tongariro National Trout Centre on Wednesday, November 15. These are the first of many whio expected to come […]

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Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Walks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, short walks, Training, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Training tips for taking on a Great Walk Dreaming of taking on one of the spectacular Great Walks but feel like you need some more training under your belt? Here are some helpful tips just for you… 1. Forget the elevator, take the stairs! First up let’s […]

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Saving the Cromwell chafer beetle

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Cromwell chaffer beetle, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Otago, Predator control, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Saving the Cromwell chafer beetle

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Saving the Cromwell chafer beetle Wanaka’s trainee ranger, Abby Toseland, explains the importance of catching introduced redback spiders to help protect our Cromwell chaffer beetle. The Cromwell chafer beetle. Photo: Bruce McKinlay What is the Cromwell chafer beetle? The Cromwell chafer beetle (Prodontria lewisi) –  is […]

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Opoutere trees poisoned

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Opoutere trees poisoned

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Opoutere trees poisoned Date:  03 October 2017 DOC has been alerted to a large number of dying pines in the Opoutere Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC rangers visited the site and found that the trees are being drilled and poisoned.  Half a dozen holes like […]

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Kererū killed at Park Island

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kererustory2017, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kererū killed at Park Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kererū killed at Park Island Date:  24 October 2017 Kererū/New Zealand pigeon A member of the public phoned DOC on Sunday after they found the young bird on the ground at Park Island. When DOC Compliance Ranger Rod Hansen went to retrieve the bird, he noticed […]

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Worries over wave of one-legged weka

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Oct17; wekastory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Worries over wave of one-legged weka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Worries over wave of one-legged weka DOC staff in Te Anau DOC have received several calls from people concerned at seeing one-legged weka hobbling at the Chasm car park on the Milford Road, and at the Milford foreshore. Lindsay Wilson, DOC Principal Ranger (Biodiversity), said […]

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Do not disturb – shorebirds nesting!

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17; dotterelstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Do not disturb – shorebirds nesting!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Do not disturb – shorebirds nesting! Date:  25 October 2017 Banded dotterels, northern New Zealand dotterel and variable oystercatchers are vulnerable to many threats and without conservation action may be threatened with extinction.  DOC Senior Biodiversity Ranger Greg Moorcroft says it’s a hard life being a […]

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DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliance; battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism DOC’s Director-General Lou Sanson said an anonymous tip off about the deer prompted immediate action and DOC is working to track down the deer and keep the region deer free. DOC hunters have so far destroyed five […]

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DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes Date:  27 October 2017 Alongside Sport Auckland, the event involves up to 200 Green Prescription walkers walking the Rangitoto Summit Track, which is one of the 14 Short Walks. The Green Prescription members are walking to the top […]

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Northern Paparoa Battle for our Birds pest control completed

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17; battleforourbirds, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Northern Paparoa Battle for our Birds pest control completed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Northern Paparoa Battle for our Birds pest control completed Date:  30 October 2017 DOC Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 predator control to protect native species in northern Paparoa National Park and adjoining conservation land has been completed.  The pest control targeted rats and also possums […]

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