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Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dunedin, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Silver Peaks, Track maintenance, tracks, volunteering, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group By Ali Rogers, DOC. There’s a fantastic and dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have […]

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Arctic Sea Ice at Near-Record Lows

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Arctic Sea Ice at Near-Record Lows

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Arctic Sea Ice at Near-Record Lows Date September 18, 2017 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to the announcement from the National Snow and Ice Data Center on the Arctic summer sea ice extent, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from David Aplin, […]

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Five hundred households trapping pests in Porirua

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Five hundred households trapping pests in Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Five hundred households trapping pests in Porirua Date:  25 July 2017 Local boy Jonny Sutherland (6) with a trap box in his gardenImage: Dave Sutherland ©  Titahi Bay joins five other Porirua suburbs which have converted over five hundred residents to rat-killers over the past year, […]

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Jumbo Hut closed until further notice

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Jumbo Hut closed until further notice

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jumbo Hut closed until further notice Date:  21 July 2017 Acting DOC Operations Manager Briggs Pilkington said an engineering report in July identified that Jumbo Hut may be unsafe in extreme wind and heavy snow events. “Safety of users is DOC’s highest priority for managing structures […]

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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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Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau Date:  25 August 2017 There have been three new appointments and one re-appointment. “I am pleased to advise of the re-appointment of Darryl Sycamore to the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau”, Ms. […]

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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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Planting with Ngā Rauru Kiitahi Iwi

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteerstory2017  /  Comments Off on Planting with Ngā Rauru Kiitahi Iwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Planting with Ngā Rauru Kiitahi Iwi Date:  30 August 2017 More than 900 trees, flax and sedges are now protecting the banks of the Waiau Stream thanks to the lead role of Ngā Rauru Kiitahi members, and efforts of Castlecliff School students and the Department of […]

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Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response Conservation dogs Gadget and Wai with handler Jane Tansell, arriving on Resolution Island to search for ratsImage: Sandra King Greg Lind, DOC Operations Manager (Te Anau) said a male ship rat was discovered by DOC Rangers on a routine trap-check […]

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Gone gecko

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, geckostory2017, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Gone gecko

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Gone gecko Date:  20 July 2017 The Marlborough green gecko, Naultinus manukanus, was reported missing on 19 July. The padlock to its terrarium was absent, and marks on the latch point toward this having been forced or cut.   The Marlborough Green Gecko (left). Note grey […]

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Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native animals DOC ranger, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the third in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Check […]

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Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways: Plant & Food Research

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways: Plant & Food Research 15 September 2017 New research indicates planting mānuka could reduce the impacts of farming on waterways, as well giving farmers an additional income stream. In addition to the fertiliser applied to support […]

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Māori Language Week spotlight: Wendy Evans, Business Support Manager

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, Maori Language Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, staff, Te Wiki o te Te Reo Māori  /  Comments Off on Māori Language Week spotlight: Wendy Evans, Business Support Manager

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Māori Language Week spotlight: Wendy Evans, Business Support Manager This week we’re celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week 2017. DOC’s Business Support Manager, Wendy Evans shares how Te Reo is woven through her DOC and raranga journey. What is your role? […]

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Discovering a dodo in New Zealand

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Heritage, Historic, Interns, Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Discovering a dodo in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Discovering a dodo in New Zealand By Madison Charles, DOC Intern Just recently, I found a link between a leading New Zealand engineer and the world’s symbol for extinction – the dodo. While working as a DOC intern, I spent over 300 hours researching the […]

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Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice – one group had even driven from Dunedin. The […]

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Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have presented traps to two community groups at a Predator Free 2050 event in Christchurch today. The Little River Trap Library and Lyttleton Primary School were given more than 50 traps […]

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Reo Journeys: Ben Moorhouse, Outreach and Education Coordinator

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, Maori Language Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, staff, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Reo Journeys: Ben Moorhouse, Outreach and Education Coordinator

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Reo Journeys: Ben Moorhouse, Outreach and Education Coordinator This week we’re celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week 2017. DOC’s Outreach and Education Coordinator, Ben Moorhouse tells us about his journey learning Te Reo and what it means to him and […]

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