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10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

Published By   /  June 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. Volunteers play a vital role in conservation in New Zealand. Here are some ideas […]

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Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). To celebrate National Volunteer Week today we’re profiling Sjaan Bowie, wearing her […]

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Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Second Nature, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador, threatened species strategy  /  Comments Off on Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki It has been a while since I’ve written an edition of Second Nature, but it’s fair to say that the world of protecting threatened species never stands still.  The last month alone has seen huge momentum in setting […]

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Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust won the 2017 Green Ribbon Award for Community Leadership.To celebrate National Volunteer Week coordinator Marie Haley tells us about Wildside, their large-scale conservation collaboration project. Tell us about the Wildside Well, there’s so much nature here! The […]

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Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Otago University, Public Sector, students, Volunteers, War on Weeds, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. By Catherine Hosted – DCC/DOC Volunteer Projects Facilitator, Dunedin  Each February, […]

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Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, campsites, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with […]

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Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls Today’s photo of the week is the stunning Bridal Veil Falls located in the Raglan area. Photo: Sam Minnell | @Samminnell This is an attractive, easy walk through native forest, following the Pakoka River. The two viewing platforms […]

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Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island

Published By   /  June 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, apr17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island Date:  12 April 2017 Department of Conservation botanists have found a rare native buttercup on a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. Mount Allen buttercupImage: Rowan-Hindmarsh-Walls © The DOC team spotted the Mount Allen buttercup (Ranunculus viridis) growing on a mountainside […]

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How healthy are the World’s Oceans?

Published By   /  June 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, International, New Zealand Government, Oceans, Public Sector, world ocean day  /  Comments Off on How healthy are the World’s Oceans?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How healthy are the World’s Oceans? By Kirstie Knowles, DOC. The world’s oceans cover almost 71% of Earth’s surface. With World Ocean Day falling on 8 June, many of us may have been pondering the many wonderful things about this marine world of ours – […]

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Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, GoodNature, Haast, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi, a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species. More than half the known population of these kiwi live in an actively-managed area of the Haast ranges, where the […]

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Motley Crew winging their way to Hawke’s Bay

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Motley Crew winging their way to Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Motley Crew winging their way to Hawke’s Bay Kaumātua Bevan Taylor, Matiu Eru, Trevor Taurima with Ian and Jacqui Fastier, Rehutai Taurima and Tāwaka TaurimaImage: Hayley Lawrence  This year marks the fourth time DOC staff and their Poutiri Ao ō Tāne partners will translocate kōrure […]

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DOC Community Fund round opens

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC Community Fund round opens

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC Community Fund round opens Date:  16 May 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the fourth round of a multi-million-dollar fund to support community conservation projects opens for applications today. “The DOC Community Fund was set up three years ago […]

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New conservation volunteer programme

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New conservation volunteer programme

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New conservation volunteer programme Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is teaming up with the Department of Conservation to inspire more volunteers to get involved with practical on the ground work to help with the recovery of our threatened species. The ‘Wild Futures’ programme has been officially […]

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Funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium Date:  17 May 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation The Outdoor Recreation Consortium, which has been lovingly restoring and maintaining huts and tracks in the remote backcountry, is being given certainty of funding for the next two years. The Minister […]

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Kids hunt critters at Botanic Gardens

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kids hunt critters at Botanic Gardens

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kids hunt critters at Botanic Gardens Date:  18 May 2017 On Saturday 13 May Kids Greening Taupō hosted a successful conservation event at the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens for young families. The event attracted around 30 local families for fun activities focused on increasing the habitat for […]

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‘Wild Creations’ for artists with a conservation connection

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ‘Wild Creations’ for artists with a conservation connection

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Wild Creations’ for artists with a conservation connection Date:  19 May 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Our unique natural heritage is set to inspire New Zealand artists through an initiative announced today by the Minister of […]

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Rubbish dumped on conservation land

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rubbish dumped on conservation land

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rubbish dumped on conservation land DOC is appealing to the public to come forward with any information on the rubbish, which appears to have been dumped in a couple of big loads over the past few weeks.  Dumped rubbish on conservation land along Tiwai RoadImage: […]

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Albatross chick needs a name

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Albatross chick needs a name

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Albatross chick needs a name The online naming competition, launched today, will especially appeal to the many thousands of fans who have followed the chick’s journey since hatching in January. The competition provides a unique opportunity to both name and meet the popular bird. Tens […]

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Spotlight on predator control in Makarora

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Spotlight on predator control in Makarora

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Spotlight on predator control in Makarora Date:  24 May 2017 Blue Pools area where trapping takes placeImage: DOC  Predators in the Makarora area will be under the spotlight thanks to a recent strategy developed by DOC in consultation with Forest & Bird Central Otago-Lakes. The Makarora […]

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Australian water dragon captured

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, powelliphantastory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Australian water dragon captured

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Australian water dragon captured The native plants and animals of Lake Waiwiri are now safe, after a fugitive Australian water dragon (Physignathus lesuerii) was captured in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve. The exotic lizard was caught and removed from the reserve on Friday 19 May. Water dragons […]

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