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New interpretation for Queen Charlotte Track

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New interpretation for Queen Charlotte Track

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New interpretation for Queen Charlotte Track Date:  22 June 2017 Visitors to the Queen Charlotte Track will now be able to learn more about the area, thanks to series of 15 new interpretation panels that span the length of the 70 km track.  The signs have […]

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Cost of 2017 Port Hills fires

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Cost of 2017 Port Hills fires

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Cost of 2017 Port Hills fires The Department of Conservation’s costs in helping fight the Port Hills fires earlier this year have added up to more than $4.5 million, say’s DOC’s Eastern South Island Operations Director, Andy Roberts of Christchurch. “DOC contributed more than $3.5 […]

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Greater fishing opportunities in Lake Taupō

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, nativefishstory, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Greater fishing opportunities in Lake Taupō

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Greater fishing opportunities in Lake Taupō The new fishing season will see some changes to the existing Taupō Fishery regulations as DOC strives to provide better opportunities to help anglers, and families, enjoy this this fantastic fishery. Multiple changes will go into effect when the […]

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Don’t dodge dog access rules

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Don’t dodge dog access rules

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Don’t dodge dog access rules Date:  19 June 2017 Dog owners who walk their furry friends at conservation reserves are being reminded to keep their pets under control. DOC Murihiku operations manager Tony Preston says Southland dog owners are generally very good when it comes to […]

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Whio numbers on the rise

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Genesis Energy, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Whangapeka, whio  /  Comments Off on Whio numbers on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whio numbers on the rise Motueka rangers are thrilled with a 48% increase in whio numbers at an intensively managed site in Kahurangi National Park. Ivan and John banding whio. Photo: Leigh Marshall A recent survey of the Wangapeka/Fyfe whio security site in Kahurangi National […]

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Predator Free 2050 Ltd announces new CEO

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 Ltd announces new CEO

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 Ltd announces new CEO Ed ChignellImage: Matt Hunt  Predator Free 2050 Ltd’s board has announced the appointment of Ed Chignell to the new position of Chief Executive to help drive New Zealand towards the Predator Free 2050 goal. Chignell founded Treescape New […]

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Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteer, Volunteers, Whangarei  /  Comments Off on Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei Two of Whangarei’s longest and most consistent volunteers for DOC were recognised for their efforts during last week’s ‘Volunteer Wednesday’, a monthly volunteering event run by the Whangarei Office and local community groups. Alison Vesey and Trudy McKnight standing in […]

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Birds with full tummies

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Birds with full tummies

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Birds with full tummies Date:  15 June 2017 Creating a bird’s nest and building bird feeders are two activities for the next Kids Greening Taupō conservation events. Fun easy activities teaching children about conservation is the aim of the Kids Greening Taupō  Conservation Event Series for […]

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Public tip off leads to capture of marine reserve poachers

By   /  August 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, marineprotectionstory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public tip off leads to capture of marine reserve poachers

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Public tip off leads to capture of marine reserve poachers The work of a keen-eyed bystander led to a dramatic marine reserve poaching apprehension on Wellington’s south coast last month. All marine life in Taputeranga Marine Reserve is absolutely protected under law, so when a […]

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New Zealand fur seals on their big OE

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand fur seals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand fur seals on their big OE

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand fur seals on their big OE Kekeno/New Zealand fur seals are the most common seals in New Zealand. As with our sea lions, they can be told apart from other seals by their ear flaps and back flippers that rotate forward, helping them move on […]

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Voice of the visitor guides new walk partnership

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Voice of the visitor guides new walk partnership

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Voice of the visitor guides new walk partnership Walkers on a short walkImage: Tourism New Zealand ©  The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) have joined forces to promote a range of short and day walks. Research to better understand exactly what kinds […]

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9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mahoenui, Mahurangi Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, weta  /  Comments Off on 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population Keen-eyed conservationist, 9 year old Mia Bentley, made an amazing discovery on Mahurangi Island last weekend. She found the rear leg of a giant wētā. A population of Mahoenui giant wētā were translocated to the island nearly […]

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Green Ribbon Awards winners

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Green Ribbon Awards winners

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Green Ribbon Awards winners Date:  09 June 2017 Source:  Offices of the Associate Minister for Conservation and the Minister for the Environment A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister […]

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DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun2017, kiwistory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi The Department of Conservation is working with conservation techology company Goodnature to install the latest traps at a remote South Westland site to better protect one of our rarest kiwi. DOC rangers have worked alongside Goodnature staff […]

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Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, batstory2017, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control Following widespread beech seeding across Fiordland in early 2016, and a recorded increase in rat numbers, DOC treated six sites with aerially applied 1080 as part of the national Battle for our Birds programme, including […]

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Whio release on Styx and Arahura Rivers

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threatenedspeciesstory2017, whiostory2017  /  Comments Off on Whio release on Styx and Arahura Rivers

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whio release on Styx and Arahura Rivers Flockmate – this pair of whio matchedImage: Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust These blue ducks are the unsuccessful ‘flock mate’ applicants who were in a program to establish breeding pairs of South Island whio for what could be […]

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Caution required in all alpine areas of Tongariro National Park

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Caution required in all alpine areas of Tongariro National Park

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Caution required in all alpine areas of Tongariro National Park Date:  14 July 2017 Alpine hazards which pose risks to inexperienced people now include avalanches and thinly snow-covered crevasses especially on Ruapehu outside the ski area, thin ice on the higher lakes on Tongariro and thinly […]

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Moratorium on marine mammal commercial viewing

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whalestory2017  /  Comments Off on Moratorium on marine mammal commercial viewing

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Moratorium on marine mammal commercial viewing Date:  14 July 2017 The moratorium means there will be no increase in commercial operations to view dolphins, whales or seals, or swim with dolphins or seals. DOC’s Sounds Operations Manager David Hayes says the moratorium is designed to give […]

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Dog attacks killing kiwi on Kawau Island

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, kiwistory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Dog attacks killing kiwi on Kawau Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Dog attacks killing kiwi on Kawau Island Two of the dead kiwi were found in the Kawau Island Historic Reserve, the area of the island managed by DOC. They were found in the Dispute Cove area. One on Copper Mine Track leading to the historic […]

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Seals coming ashore in unexpected places near Manukau Harbour

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sealstory2017  /  Comments Off on Seals coming ashore in unexpected places near Manukau Harbour

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Seals coming ashore in unexpected places near Manukau Harbour Date:  17 July 2017 DOC Auckland Marine Ranger Aari Hale says winter is a time when juvenile seals go exploring and end up in unexpected places. “So far this winter we’ve had young fur seals appear at […]

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