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DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut on the Styx River and thanks members of the public for raising the alarm. Date:  20 March 2019 The fire was spotted from the ridge tops surrounding the hut by a member of the public who noticed smoke. They […]

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Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is seeking the views of the public on draft amendments to the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) 2010. Date:  20 March 2019 DOC is amending the CMS to ensure consistency with the new Paparoa National Park Management Plan 2017 and management of activities on the […]

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Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

By   /  March 14, 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 Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A little penguin (kororā) attacked by a dog at Himatangi Beach recently will never be able to return to the sea. The penguin, which is now recuperating at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre, has permanently lost sight in one eye. Date:  13 March 2019 During the attack, this […]

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Bumper hihi breeding season on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar18, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bumper hihi breeding season on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A record number of hihi or stitchbird have fledged on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park during the latest breeding season. Date:  11 March 2019 Source:  Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust and DOC Five 21 day old hihi chicks fledged on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf Marine ParkImage: […]

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Kaimanawa wild horses available for rehoming

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kaimanawa wild horses available for rehoming

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A minimum of 70 Kaimanawa wild horses need to be removed from the Waiouru Military Training Area, Central North Island in the next couple of months and rehoming groups are now keen to hear from prospective owners. Date:  08 March 2019 The number of horses to be removed was confirmed last […]

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Online training programme launched to help public identify myrtle rust

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Online training programme launched to help public identify myrtle rust

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) and DOC have launched an online training programme to help New Zealanders identify suspected myrtle rust infections in their backyards. Date:  07 March 2019 The plant fungus can be hard to identify without training and can look different during seasonal changes. […]

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Waikanae River chosen for priority restoration

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Waikanae River chosen for priority restoration

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Waikanae River, north of Wellington, has been chosen by DOC as a priority river catchment for restoration from mountains to sea. Date:  06 March 2019 The announcement was made at a hui where community, iwi, councils and agencies had gathered to develop a collaborative vision for the river’s restoration. The river […]

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Action on Himalayan tahr vital to conservation

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Action on Himalayan tahr vital to conservation

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC’s Himalayan tahr control work, vital to protecting the unique alpine landscapes of the South Island, resumes this week. Date:  05 March 2019 DOC’s Director Community Engagement, Dr Ben Reddiex, says DOC will continue working with the hunting community to reduce tahr on conservation land. “There are reports of numerous tahr […]

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2019 Pureora Hunting Competition opens

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on 2019 Pureora Hunting Competition opens

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC are inviting hunters and the community to join in family-friendly events and activities for the annual deer hunting competition in Pureora Forest Park. Date:  04 March 2019 The annual ‘red deer hunting comp’, starting 18 March, is celebrating its 36th year of competitions. To celebrate DOC have included several exciting […]

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Fox Glacier access problems continue

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fox Glacier access problems continue

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC says the Fox Glacier access road has been destroyed by a major landslide. Date:  01 March 2019 DOC says the Fox Glacier access road has been destroyed by a major landslide that continues to cause issues after previously closing the road during November and December 2018. The main highway remains […]

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Common dolphins strand in Marlborough Sounds

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Common dolphins strand in Marlborough Sounds

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Thirteen common dolphins were found dead yesterday after stranding near the entrance to Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds and another two dolphins stranded there this morning. Date:  28 February 2019 One of the two dolphins was refloated by local landowners and the other was found dead.   The dolphins stranded […]

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New breeding programme for Wangapeka whio

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, whiostory2019  /  Comments Off on New breeding programme for Wangapeka whio

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Three young whio were released into the Wangapeka-Fyfe Whio Security Site this week as part of a new programme to boost whio numbers. Date:  28 February 2019 Three young whio/blue ducks were this week the first to be released into the Wangapeka-Fyfe Whio Security Site in Kahurangi National Park as part […]

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Celebrating UN World Wildlife Day 2019

By   /  February 28, 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, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Celebrating UN World Wildlife Day 2019

Source: Department of Conservation To celebrate World Wildlife Day 2019 DOC is hosting an event at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland on Saturday 2 March, with a focus on marine species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora).  Green sea turtle at Kelly Tarlton’s  – Credit: […]

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Pull together and spruce up our beaches

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Pull together and spruce up our beaches

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Sea Week is a great opportunity to show your care for local beaches, says DOC Whanganui Community Ranger Jaycee Tipene Thomas. Date:  27 February 2019 This year Seaweek runs from Saturday 2 March through to Sunday 9 March and Jaycee, as a new member to the DOC team, is excited and […]

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Cape Kidnappers Walkway landslide

By   /  February 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 Cape Kidnappers Walkway landslide

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is working closely with Hastings District Council who are managing the response to the landslides at Cape Kidnappers. Date:  26 February 2019 DOC is working closely with Hastings District Council who are managing the response to the landslides at Cape Kidnappers, says DOC’s Heritage and Visitors Director, Steve Taylor. “We […]

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Information sought after death of kahu/harrier hawk

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Information sought after death of kahu/harrier hawk

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A kahu/harrier hawk found in Wairoa this week died a slow miserable death and DOC is appealing to the public for information. Date:  26 February 2019 DOC East Coast Operations Manager John Lucas said the dead bird had tethers attached to its legs and it appears that someone has attempted to […]

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Kiwi heard at Mt Te Kinga

By   /  February 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, kiwistory2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kiwi heard at Mt Te Kinga

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is advancing its knowledge of the distribution of roroa/great spotted kiwi with the use of technology that cuts down on time listening to forest sound recordings. Date:  25 February 2019 The work has yielded the discovery of a female roroa living on Mt Te Kinga on the north shores of […]

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Mixed results for sea lion breeding season

By   /  February 21, 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 Mixed results for sea lion breeding season

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A count of rāpoka/New Zealand Sea Lion pups born in the subantarctic islands this breeding season has shown mixed results for the species, DOC says. Date:  21 February 2019 Researchers have recently taken part in annual monitoring of rāpoka at Auckland Islands and Campbell Island, as part of the New Zealand […]

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Meet the DOC Whanau at Te Matatini

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Meet the DOC Whanau at Te Matatini

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Rangers and staff from DOC will be part of Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 celebrations at Westpac Stadium in Wellington this weekend. Date:  21 February 2019 Ranger Gemma Wright sets up the DOC stall at Te MatatiniImage: Lee Barry | DOC But they will leave the kapa haka performances to […]

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ZIP operation to remove predators to go ahead

By   /  February 21, 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 ZIP operation to remove predators to go ahead

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC has given permission for Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) to undertake a predator removal programme over 12,000 ha of conservation land in the Perth River valley in South Westland. Date:  21 February 2019 ZIP has been working at several sites in New Zealand to develop new methods and devices that completely […]

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