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Rotokare halo project extended

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfreeprojectstory2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rotokare halo project extended

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rotokare halo project extended Date:  21 December 2017 Following sustained pest trapping regimes that started in 2004, and erection of a predator-proof fence around the reserve in 2008, the reserve near Eltham has once again become home to many treasured species. These include kiwi, tieke, toutouwai, […]

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Pirongia to become kokako stronghold

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Pirongia to become kokako stronghold

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Pirongia to become kokako stronghold Date:  21 December 2017 Pirongia’s Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society so desperately wants its own maunga to be a kōkako stronghold, its members have become deeply involved in protecting both the land and species where its future songbirds presently live. […]

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Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding The Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration project, on private land in Valley Road, Paraparaumu has just received its third consecutive year of funding from DOC’s Community Fund. The newest grant of $5,000 comes on top of $19,000 across two earlier […]

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New bridge at Karangahake Gorge

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New bridge at Karangahake Gorge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New bridge at Karangahake Gorge Date:  20 December 2017 DOC has engaged contractors to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark. The bridge replacement project is a collaboration with Ngāti Tara Tokanui, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Hako, DOC and Hauraki District […]

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DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC investing heavily in summer hot spots Date:  20 December 2017 “DOC welcomes increasing numbers of visitors seeking out experiences in nature and connecting with New Zealand’s great outdoors,” says Director for Tourism, Recreation and Heritage Gavin Walker. “We are asking people to do their part […]

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Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for remote Kawhia wetland restoration Date:  21 December 2017 Lakes Piopio and Rototapu are part of the larger Tahaaroa lakes wetland that have been impacted by water quality pollution over a long period and are now subject to a comprehensive restoration plan being led by […]

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Fire risk on the rise

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fire risk on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fire risk on the rise Date:  12 December 2017 Senior Ranger Jo Mendonca is especially concerned that people understand that the fire risk is currently very high and likely to progress to a total fire ban this month. She describes the forests around the Rotorua Lakes […]

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Summer holiday hot spots

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Summer holiday hot spots

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Summer holiday hot spots Summer is here, and it is looking like it will be a hot one! DOC has some tips to refresh yourself outdoors over the holiday period. Manawatu Operations Manager Duncan Toogood is encouraging people to make the most of any downtime […]

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Boost for fairy tern conservation efforts

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Boost for fairy tern conservation efforts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Boost for fairy tern conservation efforts A partnership has been formed between the Department of Conservation (DOC), Te Arai and Mangawhai Shorebirds Trust, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust and environmental consultancy Boffa Miskell to protect critically endangered tara iti or fairy tern. “The parties […]

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Clean outcome against rubbish dumper

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Clean outcome against rubbish dumper

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Clean outcome against rubbish dumper Date:  14 December 2017 An Invercargill man who dumped about 40 broken vacuum cleaners and other dangerous rubbish on conservation land has been fined a total of $1,150 and ordered to pay clean-up costs of $1,205.63. Micheal Joseph O’Connell was convicted […]

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Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk Department of Conservation (DOC) Te Anau Operations Manager Greg Lind says, “while this weather is providing perfect opportunities to get out and experience the great outdoors, it’s also creating the perfect conditions for some very serious fire risks.” […]

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First fairy tern chick of 2017-18 breeding season

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairyternstory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on First fairy tern chick of 2017-18 breeding season

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: First fairy tern chick of 2017-18 breeding season Date:  04 December 2017 With a total population of approximately 40 birds, the New Zealand fairy tern is critically endangered, and has teetered on the brink of extinction since the 1970s. DOC Mangawhai Fairy Tern Ranger Keven Drew […]

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DOC upgrading Dome Valley tracks to help prevent kauri dieback spread

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Dec17, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC upgrading Dome Valley tracks to help prevent kauri dieback spread

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC upgrading Dome Valley tracks to help prevent kauri dieback spread Date:  07 December 2017 The upgrade will be done between Monday December 11 to Friday December 22, weather permitting. The Dome Forest track upgrade is part of a work programme where DOC is upgrading department […]

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