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Celebrating 30 years of DOC

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  #DOCturns30, 24/7 News, 30 years, birthday, celebration, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Celebrating 30 years of DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating 30 years of DOC Thirty years ago on, 1 April 1987, DOC was born. It was a national declaration that our country valued its nature and wild places, and that we were committed to protecting it for future generations. 30 years of DOC. Photo: […]

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Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds. In a whirlwind trip, Mr Branson was treated to a personal […]

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A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized, Yellow eyed penguin  /  Comments Off on A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a DOC ranger? We got in touch with Tom MacTavish, the ranger in Akaroa, and asked him to tell us about […]

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Media release 14 February 2017

Published By   /  March 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 14 February 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 14 February 2017 Date:  14 February 2017 Kuripapango campsite, Mangatutu campsite, Te Puia Lodge and Robson’s Lodge will all be closed from today until further notice.  These sites have been chosen because they are a higher fire risk than other areas due to the […]

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Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River

Published By   /  March 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whiostory2017  /  Comments Off on Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rescued whio eggs go full circle with release into Ongarue River This is the happy ending to an earlier reported story of a whio nest, disturbed by accident at Blackfern Lodge in August. Quick thinking saw the three unbroken eggs whisked to the Otorohanga Kiwi […]

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10 things you may not know about whio

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on 10 things you may not know about whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 things you may not know about whio By Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress, Whio are one of those incredibly rare birds in New Zealand, that when you finally lay eyes on one, you know you’ve had a special moment. My first whio experience was an […]

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Media release 6 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 6 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 6 March 2017 Volunteers Abbey and Ryan helping at the beach clean up Over 50 bags of rubbish were collected from 14 beaches as well as the Taylor River. Rubbish included the typical collection of cans, ropes, fishing lines and bottle tops along […]

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Media release 7 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 7 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 7 March 2017 Date:  07 March 2017 We invite everyone to have their say on the 10-year plan before submissions close at 4 pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017. The boundary of this plan includes some of the most popular recreation areas in the […]

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Media release 8 March 2017

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mar17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Media release 8 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Media release 8 March 2017 Exotic wasps which have the potential to affect visitors enjoying campsites and walking tracks are being targeted using a new and revolutionary wasp bait.  DOC is working with campground managers and volunteers to target wasp populations in ten high-use areas […]

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Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Cape Palliser, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Native animals, New Zealand fur seal, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Wairarapa  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser Visit Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa this time of year and the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun. Today’s photo […]

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We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, farewell spit, Marine, New Zealand Government, Project Jonah, Public Sector, whale stranding  /  Comments Off on We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand By Clare Moore, Community Ranger. One of New Zealand’s largest ever pilot whale strandings took place last month at Farewell Spit. About 200 pilot whales died but DOC, Project Jonah, tangata whenua and many volunteers […]

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A season helping whio

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, ranger, West Coast, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on A season helping whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A season helping whio By Jose Watson, Communications Advisor Whio are New Zealand’s river surfing blue duck. Despite surviving death defying rapids on a regular basis, they are considerably less robust on land. The female whio, her eggs and young are all very vulnerable to […]

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Collect your Landmarks in Northland

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, Landmarks, New Zealand Government, Northland, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Collect your Landmarks in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Collect your Landmarks in Northland It’s already March and our hopes for more sunny days are fading fast! So, what better time to head up to Northland and chase down some of that sun? While you visit you can also check out some of New Zealand’s most important landmarks. Cape Brett/Rakaumangamanga. […]

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A fresh lick of paint for Raoul Island’s buildings

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Dulux, Environment, kermadecs, New Zealand Government, painting, Public Sector, Raoul Island  /  Comments Off on A fresh lick of paint for Raoul Island’s buildings

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A fresh lick of paint for Raoul Island’s buildings By Les Judd, Community Ranger Thanks to a beautiful new paint job, the buildings of Raoul Island now have their whites a little whiter, and their brights a little brighter – just like the laundry powder […]

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Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, jobs, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, staff, Tara-iti  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team 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). Today we profile the Fairy Tern Team… Last week we farewelled this team for the 2016/2017 […]

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Monitoring upper South Island national parks

Published By   /  March 5, 2017  /  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 Monitoring upper South Island national parks

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Monitoring upper South Island national parks Date:  06 January 2017 Nelson Lakes Operations Manager John Wotherspoon is urging people who’ve been on the Travers-Sabine Circuit to be responsible and avoid national parks or the backcountry if they are feeling unwell with gastroenteritis or flu-like symptoms […]

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Mohua breeding on Blumine Island

Published By   /  March 5, 2017  /  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 Mohua breeding on Blumine Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mohua breeding on Blumine Island Date:  09 January 2017 In a check on mohua on Blumine Island last month, DOC rangers found five pairs of mohua, three of which were raising young. One pair had two fledglings, a second pair had three fledglings and a […]

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Happy Whio Awareness Month!

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Whio Awareness Month, Whio Forever  /  Comments Off on Happy Whio Awareness Month!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Happy Whio Awareness Month! Whio Awareness Month kicks off today! It’s a whole month (1 – 31 March) dedicated to our endangered whio/blue duck. Whio/blue duck. Photo: Sabine Bernert This month is all about raising the awareness of New Zealand’s cool river surfing blue duck and the […]

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Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, forest and bird, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Maggie Barry, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Ruataniwha, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister Right now, Forest and Bird are in the Supreme Court defending a challenge from the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry. The Minister wants to remove the protected status of 22 hectares of Forest Park land in order […]

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Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, Corrections, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Otago Correctional Facility, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Prison products proudly boost biodiversity By Susan Streatfield, Partnerships Ranger What do predator traps, grebe rafts, translocation boxes, wētā motels and red tussock have in common? They are just some of the conservation products created at Otago Correctional Facility for DOC and community groups in […]

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