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Keeping an eye on the crayfish

By   /  January 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, crayfish, Department of Conservation, Environment, lobster, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Te Tapuwae o Rongokako  /  Comments Off on Keeping an eye on the crayfish

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Keeping an eye on the crayfish In the last 14 years, thousands of rock lobster (colloquially known as crayfish/koura) in and around Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve have been caught, sexed, measured, checked and carefully returned to their homes. Threatened Species Ambassador Nic Toki […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent […]

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Rare tūturuatu washes up in Hawke’s Bay

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, nov2017; predatorfree2050, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rare tūturuatu washes up in Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare tūturuatu washes up in Hawke’s Bay Date:  21 November 2017 The bird, named Obow after her leg bands, was found by a member of the public all the way from her Waikawa Island home off the tip of the Mahia Peninsula. At times these birds […]

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Rotokare halo project extended

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfreeprojectstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rotokare halo project extended

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rotokare halo project extended Date:  21 December 2017 Following sustained pest trapping regimes that started in 2004, and erection of a predator-proof fence around the reserve in 2008, the reserve near Eltham has once again become home to many treasured species. These include kiwi, tieke, toutouwai, […]

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Pirongia to become kokako stronghold

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Pirongia to become kokako stronghold

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Pirongia to become kokako stronghold Date:  21 December 2017 Pirongia’s Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society so desperately wants its own maunga to be a kōkako stronghold, its members have become deeply involved in protecting both the land and species where its future songbirds presently live. […]

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Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding The Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration project, on private land in Valley Road, Paraparaumu has just received its third consecutive year of funding from DOC’s Community Fund. The newest grant of $5,000 comes on top of $19,000 across two earlier […]

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New bridge at Karangahake Gorge

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New bridge at Karangahake Gorge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New bridge at Karangahake Gorge Date:  20 December 2017 DOC has engaged contractors to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark. The bridge replacement project is a collaboration with Ngāti Tara Tokanui, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Hako, DOC and Hauraki District […]

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DOC boosts community conservation efforts

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, dec12, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC boosts community conservation efforts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC boosts community conservation efforts The fourth year of funding from the DOC Community Fund has been awarded, with more than $4.2 million being granted to more than 112 projects across New Zealand, including six conservation projects in Northland. Russell Landcare Trust Chair David McKenziee […]

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DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots Date:  20 December 2017 “DOC welcomes increasing numbers of visitors seeking out experiences in nature and connecting with New Zealand’s great outdoors,” says Director for Tourism, Recreation and Heritage Gavin Walker. “We are asking people to do their part […]

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Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration Date:  21 December 2017 Lakes Piopio and Rototapu are part of the larger Tahaaroa lakes wetland that have been impacted by water quality pollution over a long period and are now subject to a comprehensive restoration plan being led by […]

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2017 Ranks Among Three Warmest Years Ever

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on 2017 Ranks Among Three Warmest Years Ever

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: 2017 Ranks Among Three Warmest Years Ever ** Versión en español abajo ** In response to data released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declaring 2017 a top-three record-warm year globally, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior […]

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2017: top-three record-warm year globally | Press Releases | WWF

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on 2017: top-three record-warm year globally | Press Releases | WWF

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: 2017: top-three record-warm year globally | Press Releases | WWF In response to data released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declaring 2017 a top-three record-warm year globally, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president of […]

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Building a weka-proof fence

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, kapiti island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tītī, US Embassy  /  Comments Off on Building a weka-proof fence

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Building a weka-proof fence Thriving weka numbers on Kapiti Island have been causing a problem for some of the other island residents, particularly our native tītī/sooty shearwaters. The problem Kapiti Island has been free from mammalian predators for over 20 years and is a haven […]

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Look out for leopard seals

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Look out for leopard seals

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Look out for leopard seals A NIWA scientist is asking beachgoers to look out for leopard seals over summer. Marine mammal biologist Dr Krista Hupman is asking anyone who sees a leopard seal to report it as soon as possible by […]

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Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji Antarctic scientists have found a way to help us better predict our weather forecasts in New Zealand. The balloons will help track the volatile continents extreme conditions and develop better models for our own weather.Source: 1 NEWS A lot of the research […]

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Summer Series 2017 – Spectacular scenes under the ice

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Summer Series 2017 – Spectacular scenes under the ice

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Summer Series 2017 – Spectacular scenes under the ice In October a team of scientists from New Zealand and Finland travelled to Antarctica for a scientific diving expedition under the ice. New Harbour sea ice can go for years without breaking […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the ninth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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Photo of the week: White weka

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albinism, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leucism, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Weka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: White weka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: White weka Today’s photo of the week was taken outside the Larrikin Creek hut in Kahurangi National Park. It might not look like one of our native birds, but it is. This is a leucistic weka. Photo: James Gibson Leucism is a condition similar to […]

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The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Camping, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, South Island road trip, Southland, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in the South Island  /  Comments Off on The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has […]

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Kaiaua & Thames coast storm

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kaiaua & Thames coast storm

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaiaua & Thames coast storm In early January a storm and tidal surges caused major flooding and damage to homes and properties in the Kaiaua and Thames coastal area. If you have flood or landslip damage to the land around your home, or landslip damage to your home, […]

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