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Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Beach, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, dogs, Environment, KB, KB, Little blue penguin, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sea lions, seals  /  Comments Off on Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

Source: Department of Conservation By Laura Boren, dog owner and Marine Science Advisor. The days will be starting to get longer, and more people will be hitting the beach. Following on from my series of blogs, me and my dog-buddy Mack are back to give dog owners some easy tips for managing dogs in coastal environments. […]

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Give a gift that counts this Christmas

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, christmas, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Donations, Environment, KB, KB, Native plants, native trees, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, trees, Trees That Count  /  Comments Off on Give a gift that counts this Christmas

Source: Department of Conservation Need inspiration for a meaningful gift idea this Christmas? Link it to your conservation values and gift a native tree. Keep the shovel and garden gloves in the shed – Trees That Count have made it as easy as a few clicks on their website (treesthatcount.co.nz) for $10 per tree. Whether […]

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Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Blue Duck, career, Conservation, conservation jobs, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, ranger, staff, Uncategorized, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

Source: Department of Conservation Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received! Read […]

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Don’t be fooled by fake news

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  1080, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, kiwi, myths, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Don’t be fooled by fake news

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealanders care about nature and it’s our job to protect it. There’s been a lot of discussion recently around our use of biodegradable 1080 to control predators. The biggest threat to New Zealand’s wildlife is introduced pests like rats, stoats and possums – about 80% of our bird species are […]

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Monitoring our Marine Reserves: Surprising ideas

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Akaroa, AM-NC, Banks Peninsular, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Marine, marine monitoring, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Research, staff  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our Marine Reserves: Surprising ideas

Source: Department of Conservation Marine Ranger Tom MacTavish takes us through the fifth and final installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video. Read the series of blogs here. Tom’s report on ‘Biological monitoring of marine protected areas at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video (BUV)’ […]

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How nature shapes health around the world

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Health, Healthy nature healthy people, KB, Mental Health, mental health awareness, nature, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Stephen O'Dea award  /  Comments Off on How nature shapes health around the world

Source: Department of Conservation Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 8-14 October. Healthy Nature Healthy People Co-ordinator Helen Gillespie spent time earlier this year discovering how countries around the world are enabling their people to let nature in. Helen was the recipient of the 2017 Stephen O’Dea award which provides professional development opportunities to staff in […]

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Marlborough students get involved in teaching conservation

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Education, Environment, marlborough, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, resources, staff, students  /  Comments Off on Marlborough students get involved in teaching conservation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Marlborough students get involved in teaching conservation A partnership between our staff and Marlborough District Council (MDC) saw a traditional teachers’ workshop evolve into something a little bit special this year. Community Ranger Wendy Sullivan explains how Marlborough students taught their teachers a thing or […]

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Powell Hut: A Wairarapa icon

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Huts, New Zealand Government, Powell Hut, Public Sector, Tararua Forest Park, Wairarapa  /  Comments Off on Powell Hut: A Wairarapa icon

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Powell Hut: A Wairarapa icon Powell Hut, the most popular hut in Tararua Forest Park, offers spectacular and invigorating views. Located just above the bushline, the stunning vistas are a fitting reward for those who complete the 1,200 metre climb up through the surrounding native […]

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Collecting seed to save a species

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Biosecurity, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, myrtle rust, Native plants, New Zealand Government, plants, Public Sector, seed collection, seeds, staff  /  Comments Off on Collecting seed to save a species

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Collecting seed to save a species Myrtle rust is a fungal disease affecting New Zealand’s native Myrtaceae family. More than 60 million Myrtaceae seeds have been collected for long term storage to future proof these plants from the disease. Technical Threats Advisor Jacqui Bond has […]

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Celebrating Conservation Week around the country

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, backyard conservation, community, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Volunteers, Weeds, wetlands  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Conservation Week around the country

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Conservation Week around the country Thousands of New Zealand’s took up the challenge this Conservation Week and got involved in protecting our native flora, fauna, marine and freshwater spaces! From tree plantings to beach cleanups here is a small snapshot of what went on […]

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The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, backyard conservation, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, trapping  /  Comments Off on The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters Conservation Week runs from 15 – 23 September. This week, help New Zealand’s biodiversity by completing a conservation activity at home. These actions don’t just make your garden look good they also help protect our native species from […]

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This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Endangered species, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help New Zealand’s wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk. These species include those that you may be familiar with, like the Māui dolphin and Kakapo, and those that […]

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Oscar and Stanley experience Rakiura and Te Wharawhara

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation dogs, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Stewart Island, Toyota Kiwi Guardians, Ulva Island  /  Comments Off on Oscar and Stanley experience Rakiura and Te Wharawhara

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Oscar and Stanley experience Rakiura and Te Wharawhara We check in with the Oscar, Stanley and their family, who won our Conservation Week competition last year to experience Stewart Island/Rakiura and Ulva/Te Wharawhara Island. Oscar and Stanley tell us about their family trip.

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Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul18, kiwistory2018, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help A call for owners to enrol dogs in Kiwi Aversion Training comes after eight deaths in the past five months and threatens one of the most thriving kiwi populations in New Zealand.

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fourteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system

By   /  August 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, fish survey, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system Marine Ranger Tom MacTavish takes us through the fourth installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video (BUV). Using BUV, deployments were made across five […]

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Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FOMI, Mana Island, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years Friends of Mana Island are celebrating 30 years of restoration work this year. We would like to tip our hat to our long-term partners for their immense hard work. We invite you to take sneak peek at […]

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Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Manawatu Gorge, Manawatu/Wanganui, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Public Sector, Scouts  /  Comments Off on Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge The Milson Scout Troop of Palmerston North are on board with the Predator Free 2050 challenge. The group of Scouts, aged 10-14, are getting stuck in to ridding invasive predators from the Manawatu Gorge.

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Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, World Ranger Day  /  Comments Off on Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day Our rangers undertake a large variety of work. We maintain tracks in national parks, undertake crucial biodiversity work, conduct pest control and manage recovery programmes for our natives like kiwi, kākāpō and takahē (to name a few). Our […]

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The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, east coast, Environment, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rare birds, shore plover, shorebirds, staff, translocation, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover? During two weeks in May, seven juvenile shore plover/tūturuatu were translocated to Waikawa Island off Mahia Peninsula. This was the last of two translocation for the year. Local biodiversity ranger Helen Jonas explains what’s involved in keeping this […]

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