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Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve Date:  03 January 2018Source:  Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) MPI spokesman, Adam Plumstead, says a recent operation targeted at people taking sea life from the reserve, resulted in 16 people being caught allegedly committing offences under the Marine Reserves Act. “There […]

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Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki 56 ducklings have been found by DOC rangers on the eight rivers that DOC surveys on the Mounga as part of the Whio Forever partnership with Genesis. DOC biodiversity ranger Joe Carson says on Monday 8 January three more […]

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Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response Rat footprints were found on two of the monitoring cards inside the tunnels, showing that a rat had been through them sometime in the period between New Year’s Eve and 7 January. The discovery prompted an immediate response with two […]

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Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park Date:  11 January 2018 In a November survey of the understory in the Raukumara Forest Park, DOC’s East Coast Biodiversity Ranger Graeme Atkins said he struggled to find any totāra that were alive. “We got to 200 (dead totāra) and stopped […]

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Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Leopard seals continue Auckland visits Leopard seals ‘Owha’ and ‘Novy’ have been spotted around Auckland’s Westhaven Marina as well as Ōrākei boat club, Bayswater Marina, Hobsonville Point, Rangitoto wharf and Whangaparāoa. Owha at Westhaven MarinaImage: DOC Novy in WhangaparaoaImage: Rick Bout © DOC Auckland Marine Ranger Gabrielle […]

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Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite Date:  11 January 2018 DOC rangers on a regular maintenance visit this week discovered at least four trees had been cut, including ngaio and pittosporums. DOC Community Ranger Chris Wootton says trees had been cut in two camping spots and […]

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Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves Date:  12 January 2018 Since December DOC, assisted by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), has dealt with five separate instances of alleged illegal fishing in Pohatu Marine Reserve and Akaroa Marine Reserve, four of these in the first four days of […]

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World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands Date:  15 January 2018 The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust (Waiau Trust) and DOC have teamed up to provide the public with an opportunity to explore the area and learn about the importance of wetland environments. DOC’s Principal Biodiversity […]

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Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp Last Tuesday a whopping 26 whio/blue duck flocked from all over the country to the Whio Hardening Facility at the Tongariro National Trout Centre in Turangi. The ducks came from Wellington, Hamilton, Masterton and as far away as Christchurch and […]

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DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus Date:  17 January 2018 Marlborough’s Picton Dawn Chorus has secured $60,000 from the Department of Conservation to support their pest control work in and around Picton. This project is one of 112 conservation projects nationally to be awarded more than $4.2 […]

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Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status Date:  17 January 2018 Celebration events at the two locations follow the official launch of 12 Otago Landmarks in December last year. Mike Tubbs, DOC’s Operations Manager Central Otago District, says the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme helps tell the tales of […]

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Get the kids off the couch this summer

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Get the kids off the couch this summer

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Get the kids off the couch this summer Date:  17 January 2018 New Zealanders are living increasingly sedentary lives and spending more time in front of screens – so our future generations’ connection to nature is under threat.  The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Toyota New Zealand are […]

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Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  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 Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback Date:  19 January 2018 The track work began in September 2017 and involved the staggered closure of 16 tracks. This included the Webb Creek Track, Hydro Camp to Pinnacles Hut, Pinnacles Hut to Pinnacles Walk and Billygoat Walk, which […]

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Yellow-eyed penguin nest numbers down

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, hoihostory2017, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Yellow-eyed penguin nest numbers down

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Yellow-eyed penguin nest numbers down DOC carries out monitoring, research, and intensive management for yellow-eyed penguins alongside Treaty Partner Ngāi Tahu, key programme partner the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, University of Otago, important local associates such as Penguin Place and Penguin Rescue, community groups and volunteers. […]

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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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Changes to access at Lake Otamangakau

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Changes to access at Lake Otamangakau

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Changes to access at Lake Otamangakau Date:  23 November 2017 Anglers along with other users of Lake Otamangakau near Turangi will need to adapt to imminent changes that will reduce vehicle access to the area commonly known as the ‘north arm’ of the lake.  The Taupo […]

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Bookable beds beckon for Ruahine huts

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Bookable beds beckon for Ruahine huts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bookable beds beckon for Ruahine huts Both huts are in the tussock-tops of the Ruahine Forest Park. The track to each hut is well-graded and easy to follow with an average walking time of 2-3 hours. This makes them ideal for young families, groups and […]

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Share our beaches this summer

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Share our beaches this summer

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Share our beaches this summer Date:  18 December 2017 Step lightly near nesting sites this summerImage: Mithuna Sothieson | DOC DOC’s Biodiversity Ranger Jamie Quirk says most of the dotterel nesting sites in this region are in coastal areas, around rivers and streambeds from Hicks Bay […]

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Take a squizz at lizards – but don’t touch

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Take a squizz at lizards – but don’t touch

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Take a squizz at lizards – but don’t touch DOC is reminding people to leave native lizards in peace after receiving reports of people taking them home as pets and disturbing their habitats. DOC Central Otago Senior Ranger Trudy Anderson says the region’s lizards are […]

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Widowed takahē paired up again

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, takahestory2017  /  Comments Off on Widowed takahē paired up again

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Widowed takahē paired up again DOC staff transferred a male bird, Noam, from Mana Island to Kapiti Island on Tuesday to pair up with a recently widowed female. Kapiti Island ranger Nick Fisentzidis said Ihi returned from her winter feeding grounds this year without her […]

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