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Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Chilian rhubarb, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gunerra, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, War on Weeds, Weeds, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend By Fiona Anderson, Senior Biodiversity Ranger “What is that plant that looks like giant rhubarb?” Gunnera leaves (giant or Chilean rhubarb) A decade or so ago the answer may have been “That’s Gunnera (giant or Chilean rhubarb), a South […]

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The impacts of window strike on our native birds

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kereru, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, window strike  /  Comments Off on The impacts of window strike on our native birds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The impacts of window strike on our native birds By Kelly Hancock, Community Ranger Cleaning windows must be one of the most dreaded household tasks. If you manage to keep your windows sparkling clean, well done – you’re doing better than me! But those clean […]

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Chinese New Year, Conservation, conservation dogs, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland By Yen Li Lim, Visitor Centre Ranger To celebrate the Chinese New Year, DOC staff in Auckland recently took the opportunity to reach out to the local community by attending the Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day. […]

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Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Lake Roe, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rock wren, tuke  /  Comments Off on Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world Crystal Brindle, Research Assistant I have recently lost myself in the practice of exploring lake basins, rocky cliffs, and mountain tops in search of a fleeting endangered bird that calls this rugged landscape home, the rock wren/tuke. Rock […]

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Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, Islands, Mana Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world. The late Nigel-no-Mates (RIP) went viral last week when people […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the bizarrely hot, Southland summer, the majority of the wild takahē territories have been searched. This has completed the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey. […]

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Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Antipodes Islands, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mice, million dollar mouse, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful? After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, the team is heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project. The Antipodes Islands. Photo: […]

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Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bannockburn Sluicings, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, Landmarks, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings By Francesca Bradley, Technical Advisor (Historic) and Lara Phillips The stark landscape of the Bannockburn Sluicings is New Zealand’s Grand Canyon, on a smaller scale. With the mid 30 degree weather heating up Central Otago lately, the […]

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The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bittern, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, wetlands, World Wetlands Day  /  Comments Off on The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure It’s World Wetlands Day. Jack van Hal takes us behind the scenes of a research programme underway to learn more about the conservation needs of the Australasian bittern/matuku.  The Australasian bittern/matuku is an iconic wetland species, most of us […]

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The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Northland, Northland road trip, Public Sector, Recreation, Walking/hiking/tramping, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in Northland  /  Comments Off on The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer. This itinerary […]

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Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dog owners, Environment, Marine, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner By Laura Boren, Science Advisor – Marine Species and Threats Team, Department of Conservation I grew up with dogs, but when I moved to New Zealand to study and pursue a career in Marine Conservation, I became […]

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Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bats, Bay of Plenty, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring bats in Whirinaki By Neil Robert Hutton – Community Ranger, Department of Conservation Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, Department of Conservation rangers were on the lookout for another sort of […]

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Blue cod waterslide

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Blue cod waterslide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Blue cod waterslide Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide. Blue cod Recently one of our marine scientists headed out to Long Island – Kokomohua Marine Reserve to survey the blue […]

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Unicycling through Molesworth Station

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mental Health Foundation, Molesworth Station, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, unicycle  /  Comments Off on Unicycling through Molesworth Station

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Unicycling through Molesworth Station Endurance sportsman Lee Griggs is attempting to cycle the Molesworth Station on a unicycle to raise funds for mental health. Lee tells us why… Living in the Lower Awatere Valley, I often gaze up the valley in awe of its natural […]

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Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve Date:  03 January 2018Source:  Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) MPI spokesman, Adam Plumstead, says a recent operation targeted at people taking sea life from the reserve, resulted in 16 people being caught allegedly committing offences under the Marine Reserves Act. “There […]

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Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki 56 ducklings have been found by DOC rangers on the eight rivers that DOC surveys on the Mounga as part of the Whio Forever partnership with Genesis. DOC biodiversity ranger Joe Carson says on Monday 8 January three more […]

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Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response Rat footprints were found on two of the monitoring cards inside the tunnels, showing that a rat had been through them sometime in the period between New Year’s Eve and 7 January. The discovery prompted an immediate response with two […]

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Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park Date:  11 January 2018 In a November survey of the understory in the Raukumara Forest Park, DOC’s East Coast Biodiversity Ranger Graeme Atkins said he struggled to find any totāra that were alive. “We got to 200 (dead totāra) and stopped […]

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Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Leopard seals continue Auckland visits Leopard seals ‘Owha’ and ‘Novy’ have been spotted around Auckland’s Westhaven Marina as well as Ōrākei boat club, Bayswater Marina, Hobsonville Point, Rangitoto wharf and Whangaparāoa. Owha at Westhaven MarinaImage: DOC Novy in WhangaparaoaImage: Rick Bout © DOC Auckland Marine Ranger Gabrielle […]

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Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite Date:  11 January 2018 DOC rangers on a regular maintenance visit this week discovered at least four trees had been cut, including ngaio and pittosporums. DOC Community Ranger Chris Wootton says trees had been cut in two camping spots and […]

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