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Conservation spending keeps growing

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Conservation spending keeps growing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Conservation spending keeps growing Budget 2017 invests an additional $107.8 million to strengthen conservation programmes and manage tourism growth on public conservation land, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “This funding continues the Government’s commitment to Predator Free 2050 with a range of specific initiatives to […]

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‘Wild Creations’ – artists with a conservation connection

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on ‘Wild Creations’ – artists with a conservation connection

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Wild Creations’ – artists with a conservation connection Our unique natural heritage is set to inspire New Zealand artists through an initiative announced today by the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry. “Wild Creations will offer a range […]

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Heritage NZ and Maori Heritage Council changes

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Heritage NZ and Maori Heritage Council changes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Heritage NZ and Maori Heritage Council changes Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of four new members to the Heritage New Zealand Board and to the Māori Heritage Council. “The new members of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board […]

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Taranaki walk to support economic development

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Economic Development, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Taranaki walk to support economic development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Taranaki walk to support economic development A $3.4 million investment into the Taranaki Crossing is part of the Government’s plan to boost growth in Taranaki, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. The investment will over time form part of Taranaki’s […]

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Certainty of funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Certainty of funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Certainty of funding for Outdoor Recreation Consortium 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 of Conservation Maggie Barry has announced that […]

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DOC funded to protect and enhance conservation estate

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on DOC funded to protect and enhance conservation estate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: DOC funded to protect and enhance conservation estate Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is fully able to do its job of protecting precious native species while also managing the increasing number of tourists coming to New Zealand. In the past week, Minister Barry has […]

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DOC Community Fund Round 4 opens

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on DOC Community Fund Round 4 opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: DOC Community Fund Round 4 opens 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 to distribute $26 million over four years and […]

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Budget 2017: $21m to Battle for our Birds

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: $21m to Battle for our Birds

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: $21m to Battle for our Birds Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC will fight this year’s beech forest mast year increase in rat and stoat numbers with a $21.3 million war chest from Budget 2017 for the Battle for our Birds control campaign. […]

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DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust The Department of Conservation and Botanic Gardens in New Zealand are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as Myrtle Rust. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has signed a Memorandum of […]

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Call to action to save threatened species

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Call to action to save threatened species

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Call to action to save threatened species Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has issued a “call to action” for the nation to get behind efforts to protect New Zealand’s threatened native plants and animals. Minister Barry launched the Department of Conservation’s draft Threatened Species Strategy at […]

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Kauaeranga Valley flood closures

Published By   /  May 8, 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 Kauaeranga Valley flood closures

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kauaeranga Valley flood closures Date:  10 March 2017 The Kauaeranga Valley and adjoining catchments have experienced heavy levels of rainfall in the last four days. Over 500 mm of rain has fallen at the Pinnacles Hut in the last 72 hours with up to 200 […]

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Kiwi avoidance training for dogs

Published By   /  May 6, 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 Kiwi avoidance training for dogs

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwi avoidance training for dogs Date:  08 March 2017 If you’re keen to take your dog onto conservation land, DOC suggests you do our native species a favour and enrol your dog in kiwi-avoidance training.  While we don’t tend to think of our furry companions […]

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Last chance to have your say on the Wellington CMS

Published By   /  May 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 Last chance to have your say on the Wellington CMS

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Last chance to have your say on the Wellington CMS 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 […]

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Marlborough beach clean up

Published By   /  May 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 Marlborough beach clean up

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Marlborough beach clean up 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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Last call of the kea?

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, KEA, mountains, Opposition News, Politics, predator, south island, taonga, te wai pounamu  /  Comments Off on Last call of the kea?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Last call of the kea? Last weekend, I attended the first ever Kea Konvention hosted by the Kea Conservation Trust. It was a power-packed weekend full of presentations by scientists, volunteers and NGOS working to raise awareness of this amazing and unique bird. For many of […]

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Pucker-up for New Zealand’s native blue duck

Published By   /  April 29, 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 Pucker-up for New Zealand’s native blue duck

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pucker-up for New Zealand’s native blue duck Date:  01 March 2017 WhioImage: Sabine Bernert © DOC and Genesis Energy are launching a whio ‘duckface’ selfie competition for Whio Awareness Month (1-31 March), aiming to raise awareness of New Zealand’s native river surfing blue duck and […]

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Dart Track reopens

Published By   /  April 29, 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 Dart Track reopens

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Dart Track reopens DOC Wakatipu staff are celebrating as trampers will again be able to complete the full Rees-Dart circuit from 1 March 2017. The track reopens following a three-year closure due to ongoing issues caused by the Te Koroka/Slip Stream area landslide.    DOC […]

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Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have announced a major upgrade and extension to the trap network in Canterbury to protect the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet. “This bird is the rarest of our five parakeet […]

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Haast welcomes the return of tokoeka kiwi

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Haast welcomes the return of tokoeka kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Haast welcomes the return of tokoeka kiwi Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says 11 of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi have been returned home to the Haast Kiwi Sanctuary today. “These young tokoeka kiwi were removed from Haast before they hatched and taken to the West Coast […]

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2017 Green Ribbon Awards now open for entries

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, community, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, green ribbon awards, Loder Cup, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on 2017 Green Ribbon Awards now open for entries

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 2017 Green Ribbon Awards now open for entries The Green Ribbon Awards, now in their 27th year, recognise outstanding contributions to protect and manage New Zealand’s environment. Entries for this year’s awards are open until 10 May. The awards encourage entries from all walks of […]

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