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Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on 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 Source:  DOC and Te Roroa DOC and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery […]

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Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on 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 regulations will remain unchanged for the 2019 whitebait season, which starts on the West Coast on 1 September and elsewhere in New Zealand on 15 August. The […]

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Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on 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 Sage. Date:  16 May 2019 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation Released today, summer visitor data, from some of the DOC’s  top visitor sites, shows another big season despite an […]

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Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Ten new interpretative panels unveiled on Matiu/Somes on Saturday 11 May tell the story of Taranaki Whānui and their unique connection to the island. Date:  15 May 2019 “It has been almost a decade since the Crown handed back the harbour islands to Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o Te Ika, […]

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Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A fatality on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over the weekend is being acknowledged with a rāhui. Date:  13 May 2019 Tongariro iwi, Ngāti Rangi and Uenuku have expressed their sadness at a fatality due to a medical emergency of a cyclist on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over […]

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing – be prepared for winter conditions

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tongariro Alpine Crossing – be prepared for winter conditions

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction With the change of seasons, it’s important to consider the risks of hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the winter months. Date:  10 May 2019 Source:  DOC and New Zealand police The Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit have just experienced a great season, with spectacular weather over the summer months, […]

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Mohua goes from rare to common in 21 years

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, mohuastory2019, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mohua goes from rare to common in 21 years

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The once rare mohua/yellowhead has for the first time become the most common native bird counted since predator control began in the Landsborough valley in South Westland. Date:  08 May 2019 Mohua numbers have risen more than 30-fold and overall, native bird numbers have doubled in the 21 years since monitoring […]

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Illegal Rotorua operators feel the sting

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Illegal Rotorua operators feel the sting

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Commercial businesses making a living off conservation land at the taxpayers’ expense are coming under heat. Date:  07 May 2019 Since the beginning of the year, DOC rangers have made multiple visits to tourist hot spots to check tour operators have a valid permit to operate. Spot checks have been completed […]

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Slip causes flooding at Milford Sound

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Slip causes flooding at Milford Sound

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is working with Emergency Management Southland and Milford Sound Tourism Limited to address surface flooding at Milford Sound. Date:  06 May 2019 The slip happened overnight Saturday (4 May 2019). Rocks and debris blocked a culvert across a creek at the Milford Sound cruise boat terminal carpark, causing surface flooding […]

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Native tree deaths in Nelson Marlborough thought to be caused by recent drought

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Native tree deaths in Nelson Marlborough thought to be caused by recent drought

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC says that the high number of dead native trees being seen across the top of the South Island is likely caused by drought stress. Date:  01 May 2019 Extensive areas of dead mahoe in the Wainui Inlet, Abel Tasman National ParkImage: Roger Gaskell | DOC DOC botanist, Shannel Courtney, says root […]

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