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Farewell Spit eco-sanctuary to be a wondrous nature experience

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Farewell Spit eco-sanctuary to be a wondrous nature experience

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Farewell Spit eco-sanctuary to be a wondrous nature experience Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced a new Farewell Spit HealthPost Nature Trust that will work with DOC to create the eco-sanctuary. The first stage of the project will cover a 900-hectare area at the base […]

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Manu on the move

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Manu on the move

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Manu on the move New Zealand robin/toutouwai and North Island tomtit/miromiro have been translocated to Maraetotara Plateau in an effort to restore species lost through habitat modification and predation. The translocation of these manu/birds started over the weekend and will take a few weeks. This […]

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Road kills rowi kiwi

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kiwistory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Road kills rowi kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Road kills rowi kiwi Date:  22 August 2017 The kiwi, named Monte Carlo had been hatched and raised in captivity before being released back into North Ōkārito Forest near Franz Josef in 2014, and at four years old was just coming up to breeding age. There […]

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Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, saddlebackstory2017  /  Comments Off on Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland The translocation project, led by the Fiordland Conservation Trust, was undertaken in partnership with private donors, Te Rūnaka o Ōraka Aparima, Te Kaitiaki Roopü o Murihuku and DOC. Over the last two weeks, 138 tīeke were relocated to […]

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Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Okura Bush Walkway closed to protect the public and kauri Date:  18 August 2017 The wet weather has washed away sections of the Okura Bush Walkway and blocked drains. These sections of track are now very muddy and slippery making them unsafe for walkers and runners. […]

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North Head/Maungauika to be predator free

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, predatorfreeprojectstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on North Head/Maungauika to be predator free

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: North Head/Maungauika to be predator free Date:  14 August 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says North Head/Maungauika on Auckland’s North Shore Devonport Peninsula is to become predator free, a first step towards a predator free Auckland. Making the announcement today […]

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Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest Duncan Toogood, Acting Operations Manager for DOC’s Manawatu District, says the operation has been planned to give maximum protection to the highly valued species in the area.  “This operation will offer a fighting chance to […]

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Shot kererū destined for pot found near campground

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, complicancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kererustory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Shot kererū destined for pot found near campground

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Shot kererū destined for pot found near campground Date:  09 August 2017 The birds were found by a member of the public who was staying at the campground. DOC Ranger Darryl Haworth said that the birds were found on 3 August and had been cut open and […]

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Angelus Hut booking season extended to long weekends

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Angelus Hut booking season extended to long weekends

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Angelus Hut booking season extended to long weekends Date:  03 August 2017 Angelus HutImage: Kylie & Rob (and Helen) | Creative Commons Angelus Hut in Nelson Lakes National Park will now require bookings for Labour weekend and Queen’s Birthday weekend (Friday to Sunday nights). Currently, bookings […]

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DOC sends warning to poachers and other lawbreakers

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC sends warning to poachers and other lawbreakers

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC sends warning to poachers and other lawbreakers Date:  03 August 2017 Director General of DOC Lou Sanson is warning poachers and others acting illegally on public conservation land that they now have more chance of getting caught. DOC has unveiled a new National Compliance Strategy […]

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DOC wins Supreme Biosecurity Award for pest butterfly eradication

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gwbstory17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC wins Supreme Biosecurity Award for pest butterfly eradication

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC wins Supreme Biosecurity Award for pest butterfly eradication Our Deputy Director-General Operations Mike Slater says it is an honour to receive the Supreme New Zealand Biosecurity Award for the world-leading eradication of the pest great white butterfly. DOC was last night presented with the […]

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Charged for killing protected wildlife

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Charged for killing protected wildlife

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Charged for killing protected wildlife Date:  01 August 2017 An Auckland man has been charged by the Department of Conservation (DOC) for the shooting of a protected native poaka (pied stilt). Pied stiltImage: Barry Harcourt | DOC DOC first became aware of the matter after being informed […]

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Predator-free momentum grows in Porirua

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Predator-free momentum grows in Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator-free momentum grows in Porirua Date:  29 July 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation “Today Titahi Bay joins the fold and adds its efforts to the hundreds of Porirua residents who’ve already joined the Predator Free 2050 cause and been converted to rat killers over […]

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Cascade Creek Campsite ready for summer

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Cascade Creek Campsite ready for summer

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Cascade Creek Campsite ready for summer Date:  01 August 2017 The Department of Conservation is prepped for another busy season on the Milford Road with upgrades to the popular Cascade Creek campsite almost complete. Cascade Creek, at the southern end of Lake Gunn, will now be […]

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New enclosures for takahē increase programme’s breeding potential

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, takahestory17  /  Comments Off on New enclosures for takahē increase programme’s breeding potential

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New enclosures for takahē increase programme’s breeding potential DOC Rangers release takahē into their new breeding territoryImage: Julie Harvey | DOC  Six takahē breeding pairs now have two new secure territories to raise their chicks in this spring at the Burwood Takahē Centre near Te […]

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Bad weather and broody birds postpone takahē translocation

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, takahestory17  /  Comments Off on Bad weather and broody birds postpone takahē translocation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bad weather and broody birds postpone takahē translocation In a significant step for the Takahē Recovery Programme, 23 takahē were due to arrive at their new home at Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park this month, followed by another seven in […]

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Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free DOC aims to keep the islands free from pests including rats and mice in order to create a safe haven for native species living there. The call for public help comes after this week’s completion of an […]

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Not too late to become a Habitat Hero

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Not too late to become a Habitat Hero

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Not too late to become a Habitat Hero Date:  25 August 2017 DOC’s national competition, now in its third year, asks students to investigate the health of their local environment and come up with ideas about how they could make it better. DOC’s Outreach and Education […]

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Hazard on Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hazard on Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hazard on Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing Date:  25 August 2017 A cornice (an undercut ledge) has developed on Red Crater which poses an immediate hazard to hikers if they don’t recognise the danger it represents. If hikers walk onto the cornice it could collapse under […]

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Drivers urged to slow down for kea

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, keastory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Drivers urged to slow down for kea

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Drivers urged to slow down for kea Two kea were struck by vehicles on State Highway 73 in the South Island yesterday. The birds were hit, one of them by a truck, near Viaduct Lookout or Deaths Corner just to the west of Arthur’s Pass. […]

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