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Matariki whale signposts resurgence of tohorā/southern right whale

By   /  May 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Matariki whale signposts resurgence of tohorā/southern right whale

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The sight of a southern right whale like Matariki in Wellington wasn’t just a fluke – a report confirms their population status is continuing to improve. Date:  26 May 2019 The sight of a tohorā/southern right whale such as Matariki in Wellington harbour wasn’t just a fluke or a one-off – […]

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Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A recent survey in the Pongakawa Ecological Area has indicated a robust and healthy population of North Island kōkako – one of New Zealand’s more highly threatened birds. Date:  22 May 2019 Survey team Joe, Dave and Amanda with a map of the 1200ha survey area.Image: Rotoehu Ecological Trust | © A total […]

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Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The Four Sisters walk has temporarily closed due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen in the area. Date:  20 May 2019 Source:  DOC and Te Roroa DOC and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery […]

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Home-coming for rare rowi

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, battleforourbirds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, kiwistory, May2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, predatorfree2050, tiakinangamanu  /  Comments Off on Home-coming for rare rowi

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A small population of our rarest kiwi returned to their traditional West Coast home on 9 May after growing up on Mana Island in the lower North Island. Date:  17 May 2019 These seven rowi, or Ōkārito brown kiwi, were all wild-hatched on predator free Mana Island and are part of […]

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Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today released a new Tourism Strategy that aims to enrich New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth. Date:  16 May 2019 Source:  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment “Tourism is a vital part of New Zealand-Aotearoa’s economy and our ongoing prosperity, and connection to […]

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Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Changes are needed to make New Zealand’s whitebait fishery sustainable, according to 90% of respondents to a DOC survey. Date:  16 May 2019 Whitebaiting regulations will remain unchanged for the 2019 whitebait season, which starts on the West Coast on 1 September and elsewhere in New Zealand on 15 August. The […]

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Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction For the first time, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park’s annual visitor numbers have exceeded 1 million, says Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie Sage. Date:  16 May 2019 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation Released today, summer visitor data, from some of the DOC’s  top visitor sites, shows another big season despite an […]

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Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Ten new interpretative panels unveiled on Matiu/Somes on Saturday 11 May tell the story of Taranaki Whānui and their unique connection to the island. Date:  15 May 2019 “It has been almost a decade since the Crown handed back the harbour islands to Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o Te Ika, […]

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Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A fatality on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over the weekend is being acknowledged with a rāhui. Date:  13 May 2019 Tongariro iwi, Ngāti Rangi and Uenuku have expressed their sadness at a fatality due to a medical emergency of a cyclist on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over […]

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World Migratory Bird Day 2019 – Royal Albatross

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Albatross, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Otago  /  Comments Off on World Migratory Bird Day 2019 – Royal Albatross

Source: Department of Conservation To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2019, we’ve got an an update on royal albatross research from ranger Jim. In 2018 the our team at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head, working with Bruce Robertson from the University of Otago, ran a trial to determine the feasibility of DNA sexing northern royal albatross chicks from […]

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Public Service honoured

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Public Service honoured

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC Director-General Lou Sanson has welcomed the honouring of Senior Ranger Paul Hondelink and Pilot Nick Wallis with a public service award. Date:  10 May 2019 Both men and DOC ranger Scott Theobald were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Wanaka last October. State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes yesterday presented […]

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing – be prepared for winter conditions

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tongariro Alpine Crossing – be prepared for winter conditions

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction With the change of seasons, it’s important to consider the risks of hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the winter months. Date:  10 May 2019 Source:  DOC and New Zealand police The Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit have just experienced a great season, with spectacular weather over the summer months, […]

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DOC online bookings opening

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on DOC online bookings opening

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Great Walk 2019/2020 bookings will open over several days from 11 June, starting with Heaphy and Milford tracks. Date:  09 May 2019 Great Walk 2019/2020 bookings will open over several days from 11 June, starting with Heaphy and Milford tracks. DOC accommodation prices on the Great Walks, will remain the same […]

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Mohua goes from rare to common in 21 years

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, mohuastory2019, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mohua goes from rare to common in 21 years

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The once rare mohua/yellowhead has for the first time become the most common native bird counted since predator control began in the Landsborough valley in South Westland. Date:  08 May 2019 Mohua numbers have risen more than 30-fold and overall, native bird numbers have doubled in the 21 years since monitoring […]

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Illegal Rotorua operators feel the sting

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Illegal Rotorua operators feel the sting

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Commercial businesses making a living off conservation land at the taxpayers’ expense are coming under heat. Date:  07 May 2019 Since the beginning of the year, DOC rangers have made multiple visits to tourist hot spots to check tour operators have a valid permit to operate. Spot checks have been completed […]

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Slip causes flooding at Milford Sound

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Slip causes flooding at Milford Sound

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is working with Emergency Management Southland and Milford Sound Tourism Limited to address surface flooding at Milford Sound. Date:  06 May 2019 The slip happened overnight Saturday (4 May 2019). Rocks and debris blocked a culvert across a creek at the Milford Sound cruise boat terminal carpark, causing surface flooding […]

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Royal Cam Season 4 – Beyond Albatross

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Otago, Royal Cam, season 4  /  Comments Off on Royal Cam Season 4 – Beyond Albatross

Source: Department of Conservation Introducing this year’s Royal Cam Theme “Beyond Albatross”. Over the next 5 months – until the Royalcam chick fledges – we’ll be taking a look at the wider population of Taiaroa head in a monthly blog series. While one particular large fluffy chick always gets a lot of attention, we want […]

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Native tree deaths in Nelson Marlborough thought to be caused by recent drought

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Native tree deaths in Nelson Marlborough thought to be caused by recent drought

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC says that the high number of dead native trees being seen across the top of the South Island is likely caused by drought stress. Date:  01 May 2019 Extensive areas of dead mahoe in the Wainui Inlet, Abel Tasman National ParkImage: Roger Gaskell | DOC DOC botanist, Shannel Courtney, says root […]

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Funding available for predator control innovation

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Apr19, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Funding available for predator control innovation

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Our Tools to Market funding is available for innovative ideas that make a real difference to predator control technologies. Date:  30 April 2019 New Zealand wants to be rid of possums, rats and stoats by 2050. In 2017 DOC made an investment in critical research that has paid dividends in predator […]

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Looking for more ways to kill a rat

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Apr19, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Looking for more ways to kill a rat

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Our Tools to Market funding is available for innovative ideas that make a real difference to pest control technologies. Date:  30 April 2019 New Zealand wants to be rid of possums, rats and stoats by 2050. In 2017 DOC made an investment in critical research that has paid dividends in pest […]

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