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Orca stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Orca stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Orca stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty Date:  25 May 2017 DOC was notified of an orca stranding at Whangaparaoa, Cape Runaway in the Eastern Bay of Plenty around 2 pm yesterday and were told four of the six orca were already dead. “We immediately contacted local […]

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Moncktons bridge to be removed

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Moncktons bridge to be removed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Moncktons bridge to be removed Date:  29 June 2017 We closed Moncktons bridge in Central Hawke’s Bay in 2015 because the structure was unsafe and not suitable for use.  It has since come to our attention that the closure signs displayed on the bridge have been […]

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New plan to protect sea lions

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sealionstory2017  /  Comments Off on New plan to protect sea lions

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New plan to protect sea lions Date:  03 July 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister for Conservation and the Minister for Primary Industries A new Threat Management Plan released today will help protect endangered New Zealand sea lions, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie […]

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Historic Wellington buildings transfer

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jun17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Historic Wellington buildings transfer

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Historic Wellington buildings transfer Date:  29 June 2017 Source:  Office of the Minister for Conservation Two historic Wellington buildings are being transferred from DOC into the care of Heritage New Zealand from tomorrow. Conservation and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Turnbull House and the […]

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Lions fans won’t be charged for confirmation error

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Lions fans won’t be charged for confirmation error

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Lions fans won’t be charged for confirmation error Date:  03 July 2017 The Department of Conservation was saddened to learn a group of eager Lions fans were unable to access the Te Kopi Homestead in the Wairarapa on Friday night because their booking was incomplete. When […]

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New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Nature Heritage Fund Committee. Jan Riddell (Winton) and Dr Gerry McSweeney (South Westland) have been reappointed to the Committee for two years. “As a […]

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DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication The Department of Conservation is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the Subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. A specialist team has been established to develop a feasibility study for the total eradication […]

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Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, marlborough, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, picton, Public Sector, Queen Charlotte Sound, Recreation, Walks, yealands  /  Comments Off on Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many The Queen Charlotte Track, while not an official Great Walk, is considered pretty great by the thousands of walkers and mountain bikers that experience all or part of it each year. But what makes it truly special, is […]

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Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Contaminated West Coast mines remediated The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander mines on the West Coast topped a list of the most […]

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Breeding success for northern dotterels

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, nz birds, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Breeding success for northern dotterels

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Breeding success for northern dotterels By Nicola Munro, Biodiversity Ranger Dotterel mum and chick Successful breeding season Last summer saw another successful breeding season for Northern New Zealand dotterels on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC’s dotterel rangers and an extensive volunteer network form the Dotterel Watch Programme. […]

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Wilding conifer work plan announced

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Wilding conifer work plan announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Wilding conifer work plan announced Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced the Government will control the spread of wilding conifers over an additional five priority areas this year in Canterbury, Otago and Southland. The five new areas, covering 371,000 […]

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Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaitiaki, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Poor Knights Islands, Public Sector, School Children  /  Comments Off on Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve A group of students from Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Taranaki, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson and Otago were recently invited on a special trip to Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. Students observing life beneath the surface at the Poor Knight Islands […]

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“Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on “Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: “Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers This year’s Conference theme is “Growing the Business”, with a focus on how the Deerstalkers Association can grow and therefore have more influence on decisions affecting the wider hunting community. Mr Dunne told delegates he welcomed and encouraged this […]

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research 14 July 2017 Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating […]

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Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research 13 July 2017 While queen bees rule in the hive, the latest apiculture industry award has gone to one of the kings of the bee world. Dr Barry Donovan was awarded the Peter […]

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New Zealand winter hiking tips

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, hiking, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, safety, traping, Walking/hiking/tramping, winter  /  Comments Off on New Zealand winter hiking tips

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand winter hiking tips  “The mountain’s not going anywhere. If I play it safe today I can always come back and try again and again” – Sorrel, Ranger, Egmont National Park Visitor Centre Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. You’ll […]

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WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF In response to Michael Bloomberg and Governor Brown’s effort to quantify the emissions reductions of America’s cities, states, colleges and businesses, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president for […]

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G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF In response to the close of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Word Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president of climate change and energy: “The […]

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Why botany matters: Peter DeLange

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Why botany matters: Peter DeLange

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Why botany matters: Peter DeLange We had a chat with Peter DeLange, who, this year, won the Loder Cup for his outstanding achievements in flora conservation. We find out a bit about him and his work.  Peter de Lange stands amongst grasses and shrubs on […]

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Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision The Government will consider the implications of today’s Supreme Court decision on conservation land swaps, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “The 84-page decision deals with a number of very complex issues with far reaching implications which will take […]

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