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Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, Islands, Mana Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world. The late Nigel-no-Mates (RIP) went viral last week when people […]

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Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Antipodes Islands, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mice, million dollar mouse, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful? After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, the team is heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project. The Antipodes Islands. Photo: […]

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Building a weka-proof fence

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, kapiti island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tītī, US Embassy  /  Comments Off on Building a weka-proof fence

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Building a weka-proof fence Thriving weka numbers on Kapiti Island have been causing a problem for some of the other island residents, particularly our native tītī/sooty shearwaters. The problem Kapiti Island has been free from mammalian predators for over 20 years and is a haven […]

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The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Camping, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, South Island road trip, Southland, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in the South Island  /  Comments Off on The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has […]

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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Native animals, native invertebrates, native species, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, weevil, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too? One of these is the New Zealand flax weevil. These big bugs are about 20 […]

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Our stories of 2017

By   /  December 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, conservation dogs, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, Great Barrier Island, Islands, myrtle rust, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pilot whale, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, Recreation, royalcam, short walks, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Our stories of 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Our stories of 2017 2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year. January: A #RoyalCam star is born We welcomed the newest #RoyalCam star, who later in the year, would be given […]

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Sea lion pups falling into holes

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campbell Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC jobs, Environment, Islands, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Sea Lion Threat Management Plan, sea lions  /  Comments Off on Sea lion pups falling into holes

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sea lion pups falling into holes Laura Boren, one of our Science Advisors in the Marine Species and Threats team, tells us about the strange way sea lion pups are dying on Campbell Island, and the team that’s trying to solve the problem. It was a […]

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9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mahoenui, Mahurangi Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, weta  /  Comments Off on 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population Keen-eyed conservationist, 9 year old Mia Bentley, made an amazing discovery on Mahurangi Island last weekend. She found the rear leg of a giant wētā. A population of Mahoenui giant wētā were translocated to the island nearly […]

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Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay of Islands, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, Islands, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Project Island Song, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bringing back the birdsong, note by note The Project Island Song partnership, made up of community group Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local hapū Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha and DOC, teamed up with Kerikeri Shade House volunteers for a busy day on June 13. Volunteers release […]

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Sailing in Cook’s footsteps

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Captain Cook, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Dusky Sound, Environment, Fiordland, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Te Papa  /  Comments Off on Sailing in Cook’s footsteps

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sailing in Cook’s footsteps By Kate Hebblethwaite, Community Ranger Retracing Captain Cook’s Dusky Sound voyage has resulted in some amazing discoveries. In November last year, DOC staff joined a Te Papa team in Dusky Sound to retrace the voyage of Captain Cook. The team visited 59 […]

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Mana Island midnight bird banding

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, bird banding, Conservation, Department of Conservation, diving petrel, Environment, Islands, Kuaka, Mana Island, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Mana Island midnight bird banding

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Mana Island midnight bird banding Mana Island ranger Chris Bell made the most of the rude awakening last Monday morning, when the tsunami warning drove him and his fellow rangers out of their coastal digs and up to higher ground. When the earthquake hit all […]

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Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, kapiti island, New Zealand Government, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Public Sector, Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti Ko te waewae Kāpiti o Tara raua ko Rangitāne: the full name of Kāpiti Island recognises its significance to Māori as a place where rohe boundaries meet. Last month, Kāpiti was a gathering place for members of Ngāti Toa […]

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