Franz Glacier Vehicle Access Reopens

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC has reopened access to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley. Date:  30 May 2019 The access road and track to the glacier viewing point...

Stepping up to save New Zealand’s most endangered bird – the tara iti /fairy...

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC says a recovery group is needed to provide the direction on preventing the extinction of the fairy tern/tara iti, New...

Prison sentence for taking wildlife from marine reserve

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A Hastings man has been delivered a prison sentence for taking kina and pūpū (common cat’s eye) from Te Angiangi Marine...

Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A recent survey in the Pongakawa Ecological Area has indicated a robust and healthy population of North Island kōkako – one...

Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The Four Sisters walk has temporarily closed due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen in the area. Date:  20 May 2019...

Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Changes are needed to make New Zealand’s whitebait fishery sustainable, according to 90% of respondents to a DOC survey. Date:  16 May 2019 Whitebaiting...

Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction For the first time, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park’s annual visitor numbers have exceeded 1 million, says Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie...

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