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Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Food, KB, KB, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rubbish, Weka  /  Comments Off on Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

Source: Department of Conservation When we think of litter, we probably have a pretty solid idea of what that is. Maybe it’s a plastic bag, or a chips packet. What about a drink bottle? Sure. But would you consider tossing your banana peel into the bushes as OK to do because ‘it will biodegrade’? How […]

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The do’s and don’ts of interacting with NZ’s native wildlife

By   /  December 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, KEA, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, safety, Uncategorized, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on The do’s and don’ts of interacting with NZ’s native wildlife

Source: Department of Conservation If you’re here from overseas visiting our unique nature; or are from elsewhere in the country exploring your wider backyard, here are some hot tips to treat wildlife the Kiwi way. 1 – Don’t get too close New Zealand’s native species are unique, precious and fascinating. It’s tempting to try and […]

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Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, ranger, rehabilitation, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Comeback for curious kea Tiaki Last month Aoraki/Mt Cook and Te Manahuna/Twizel staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. This has come after over a month of care and rehabilitation by the South […]

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The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaka, Kakapo, KEA, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators. For a start, many of them can’t fly, a serious disadvantage when your enemies are land-based. New Zealand’s flighless […]

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Last call of the kea?

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, KEA, mountains, Opposition News, Politics, predator, south island, taonga, te wai pounamu  /  Comments Off on Last call of the kea?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Last call of the kea? Last weekend, I attended the first ever Kea Konvention hosted by the Kea Conservation Trust. It was a power-packed weekend full of presentations by scientists, volunteers and NGOS working to raise awareness of this amazing and unique bird. For many of […]

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Ex-US presidential advisor in Auckland on genetics

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Asia 21 Fellowship, Augen, biotech, Business, genetics, Jamie Metzl, KEA, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, Mitchell Pham, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Ex-US presidential advisor in Auckland on genetics

MIL OSI – Auckland – US national security and biotechnology expert Jamie Metzl will deliver a talk in Auckland next week on the human genetic engineering revolution and the future of the human species. Metzl, who lives in New York, has served in the US National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as executive […]

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