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Three kōwhiowhio ducklings hatch in Te Anau

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary is now home to three extra-special residents. Date:  11 November 2020 On the 28 of October...

Beachfront home and new te reo name for rare skink

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Threatened Chesterfield skinks have a new 1.3 hectare coastal habitat on the West Coast north of Hokitika. They’ve also been given...

Students’ conservation dresses on display

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Two conservation-themed wearable art pieces designed by high school students are gracing the windows of Kapiti/Wellington’s DOC Visitor Centre. Date:  10 November 2020 For...

Seal pup’s death a reminder to drive carefully on beaches

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction People are encouraged to drive carefully on the foreshore after a critically injured kekeno/seal pup had to be euthanised on a...

Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs

Source: Department of Conservation About Tāne Mahuta Tāne Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) is New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree. It is thought the first encounter...

Mana whenua and Waiheke community collaborate for Tangaroa

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Mana whenua and the Waihake community are collaborating to help Tangaroa and restore Waiheke Island’s marine environment. Date:  05 November 2020 The Waiheke Collective...

Significant flax varieties translocated to Lake Ruatuna

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Thirty-five flax plants have been replanted at Waikato’s Lake Ruatuna as part of a project to establish a nursery for the...

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