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Native geckos rehomed on pest-free island

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, geckostory2017, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Native geckos rehomed on pest-free island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Native geckos rehomed on pest-free island Eight native lizards received a helping hand from Department of Conservation Director General, Lou Sanson today when they were transferred to Mana Island near Wellington, as part of a GBC Winstone project.  The ngahere geckos will join 28 others […]

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Best breeding season for endangered takahē

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, takahestory17  /  Comments Off on Best breeding season for endangered takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Best breeding season for endangered takahē Conservation Minister Maggie Barry congratulates DOC’s Takahē Recovery Programme, Ngāi Tahu and Fulton Hogan, who are celebrating the best ever breeding season for the critically endangered takahē. “For the third year running chicks have been produced in record numbers, […]

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Seals in Hawke’s Bay need their space

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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Injured falcon takes to skies once more

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Injured falcon takes to skies once more

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Injured falcon takes to skies once more Date:  02 May 2017 An injured falcon/kārearea found near Wanaka has had the wind put back in her wings after a successful rehabilitation at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown. The falcon was found by local builder Brent Arthur while […]

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Modest fee increases for Great Walks

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Modest fee increases for Great Walks

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Modest fee increases for Great Walks Luxmore Hut on the Kepler TrackImage: Daniel Deans © DOC is introducing modest increases for some Great Walks hut and campsite fees. These increases are part of the Department’s first review of its Great Walks pricing in five years. They […]

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Hakarimata Summit Track on the way to recovery

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hakarimata Summit Track on the way to recovery

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hakarimata Summit Track on the way to recovery Date:  03 May 2017 The much-loved Hakarimata Summit Track at Ngaruawahia is on the way to recovery. If things go quickly, its fans could be up and running it in a month, says DOC’s Waikato Operations Manager Ray […]

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Myrtle rust found in New Zealand

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Myrtle rust found in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Myrtle rust found in New Zealand Date:  04 May 2017 Source:  Offices of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Primary Industries A biosecurity response is underway after the detection of myrtle rust on mainland New Zealand for the first time, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy […]

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Kaitiakitanga discussed at Cape to City hui

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaitiakitanga discussed at Cape to City hui

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kaitiakitanga discussed at Cape to City hui Local community members met at Matahiwi Marae yesterday for a Cape to City hui, where they discussed kaitiakitanga or guardianship as part of the Cape to City project. The aim of the hui was to progress engagement with […]

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Final notice for illegal whitebait huts

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Final notice for illegal whitebait huts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Final notice for illegal whitebait huts Date:  05 May 2017 DOC’s Murihiku Operations Manager Tony Preston said any structures, which include vehicles, caravans, trailers and huts must be removed by 20 May 2017. Mr Preston said DOC put the call out to the public in June […]

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Photo of the week: Royal cam albatross chick and parent

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Royal cam albatross chick and parent

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Royal cam albatross chick and parent Today’s photo of the week is our royal cam albatross chick and dad ‘BK’ at Taiaroa Head. The chick needs a name, so we’re taking suggestions for the next 10 days. Tell us what you think […]

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Community cutting the head off rat problem

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Community cutting the head off rat problem

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Community cutting the head off rat problem Goodnature co-founder Stu Barr, trapping volunteer Jean Stanley and DOC Central Plateau Manager Dave Lumley taking predator control seriously Recently more than 50 volunteers from around the Taupo District gathered together to talk all things predator trapping. They […]

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Eel research in Hikurangi catchment

Published By   /  May 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Eel research in Hikurangi catchment

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Eel research in Hikurangi catchment Surveying eels in the Hikurangi catchmentImage: Abi Monteith | DOC Five Ngāpuhi hapū and NIWA are working together to find out more about juvenile freshwater eels or tuna in streams connecting to the Wairua River in the Hikurangi catchment in […]

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Making Great Island great again

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Making Great Island great again

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Making Great Island great again One of the stoats despatched by the Goodnature trap network on Great IslandImage: Mike Butcher © A pioneering venture in Fiordland National Park could provide a breakthrough in how easily and efficiently predator free island sanctuaries are created. In a partnership between […]

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Boost for conservation groups

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Boost for conservation groups

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Boost for conservation groups Three Conservation groups from Stewart Island will receive close to $140,000 in funding from the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund this year.  The Stewart Island/Rakiura Community and Environment Trust, the Rakiura Māori Lands Trust, and the Southland Branch New Zealand Deerstalkers […]

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DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay

Published 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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Entries open for Green Ribbon Awards

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Entries open for Green Ribbon Awards

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Entries open for Green Ribbon Awards Entries are being sought for the annual Green Ribbon Awards which recognise outstanding contributions toward protecting and managing New Zealand’s environment.  The Department of Conservation (DOC) are calling for individuals, groups and organisations who are getting involved and making […]

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Rare bird shot in Paraparaumu

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, falconstory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rare bird shot in Paraparaumu

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare bird shot in Paraparaumu Ranger David Moss with the dead kārearea Image: Lee Barry | DOC The birds are fully protected by law, and DOC is investigating the killing. Whoever shot the bird may face up to 2 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  […]

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Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, long-tailed bat, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pekapeka, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats By Lauren Kelley, Community Ranger Each January and February, a team of biodiversity staff from the Māwhera/Greymouth office monitors long-tailed bats in the Maruia Valley. They start by putting out free-standing harp traps to catch lactating females (new mothers). Free-standing harp […]

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