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The impacts of window strike on our native birds

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kereru, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, window strike  /  Comments Off on The impacts of window strike on our native birds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The impacts of window strike on our native birds By Kelly Hancock, Community Ranger Cleaning windows must be one of the most dreaded household tasks. If you manage to keep your windows sparkling clean, well done – you’re doing better than me! But those clean […]

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Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Lake Roe, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rock wren, tuke  /  Comments Off on Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world Crystal Brindle, Research Assistant I have recently lost myself in the practice of exploring lake basins, rocky cliffs, and mountain tops in search of a fleeting endangered bird that calls this rugged landscape home, the rock wren/tuke. Rock […]

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Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, Islands, Mana Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world. The late Nigel-no-Mates (RIP) went viral last week when people […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the bizarrely hot, Southland summer, the majority of the wild takahē territories have been searched. This has completed the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey. […]

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The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bittern, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, wetlands, World Wetlands Day  /  Comments Off on The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure It’s World Wetlands Day. Jack van Hal takes us behind the scenes of a research programme underway to learn more about the conservation needs of the Australasian bittern/matuku.  The Australasian bittern/matuku is an iconic wetland species, most of us […]

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The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Northland, Northland road trip, Public Sector, Recreation, Walking/hiking/tramping, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in Northland  /  Comments Off on The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer. This itinerary […]

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Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dog owners, Environment, Marine, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner By Laura Boren, Science Advisor – Marine Species and Threats Team, Department of Conservation I grew up with dogs, but when I moved to New Zealand to study and pursue a career in Marine Conservation, I became […]

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Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bats, Bay of Plenty, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring bats in Whirinaki By Neil Robert Hutton – Community Ranger, Department of Conservation Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, Department of Conservation rangers were on the lookout for another sort of […]

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Photo of the week: New Zealand’s native micro-snails

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Invertebrates, micro-snails, Native animals, native snails, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand’s native micro-snails

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand’s native micro-snails Here’s a little known fact about New Zealand’s biodiversity, we have a staggering amount of land snail species relative to the size of our country. It’s hard to get an exact number because most of our land […]

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Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Burwood, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre By Karlene Taylor, Department of Conservation Not many people can say they have had a hands-on experience with takahē but last month, I was lucky enough to travel to Fiordland to learn more about the Takahē Recovery Programme […]

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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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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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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Native animals, native invertebrates, native species, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, weevil, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too? One of these is the New Zealand flax weevil. These big bugs are about 20 […]

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Our stories of 2017

By   /  December 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, conservation dogs, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, Great Barrier Island, Islands, myrtle rust, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pilot whale, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, Recreation, royalcam, short walks, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Our stories of 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Our stories of 2017 2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year. January: A #RoyalCam star is born We welcomed the newest #RoyalCam star, who later in the year, would be given […]

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Nuggets from our natives

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, grasshoppers, Kakapo, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, poo, Public Sector, Takahē, Whenua Hou  /  Comments Off on Nuggets from our natives

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nuggets from our natives Poo matters in conservation. Especially when that poo may have come from an invasive species. This was the case on Whenua Hou recently. Rangers became quite worried when a small dropping was found on the pest-free island sanctuary near Stewart Island. […]

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The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field Over the past 6 weeks the Te Anau based Takahē Recovery Rangers have been in the field walking alpine tussock areas in search of the wild takahē population of the Murchison Mountains. We caught up with Julie Harvey […]

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8 native species you could see in the Hauraki Gulf this summer

By   /  December 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hauraki gulf, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Summer  /  Comments Off on 8 native species you could see in the Hauraki Gulf this summer

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 8 native species you could see in the Hauraki Gulf this summer The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui a Toi on Auckland’s doorstep is a New Zealand biodiversity hotspot. Established by legislation in 2000, this is New Zealand’s first ‘national park of the sea’. It […]

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