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Takahē Awareness Month

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Partnerships, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Takahē Awareness Month

Source: Department of Conservation April is Takahē Awareness Month, when DOC, Ngāi Tahu, our national partner Fulton Hogan, and the wide network of supporters take the opportunity to celebrate the great work of the Takahē Recovery Programme and engage New Zealanders to get out there, see a takahē, and learn about a piece of conservation […]

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When we see litterbugs

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Litter, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Rubbish, The Kiwi Way, Tourism, visitors  /  Comments Off on When we see litterbugs

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealanders care about our nature and looking after it is the Kiwi way. Last week stories emerged about a family of visitors to our country who wreaked havoc everywhere they went, including leaving an obscene amount of litter at an Auckland beach. ?: Krista Curnow The saying ‘be a tidy […]

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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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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Breeding, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, KB, KB, kiwi, Native animals, native birds, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the seventeenth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators […]

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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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Banded Dotterel Nesting Season – Finding the near unfindable

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Native animals, native birds, nesting, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Banded Dotterel Nesting Season – Finding the near unfindable

Source: Department of Conservation “It sat down, it sat down!” This is the exclamation of an excited birder looking for banded dotterel/pohowera nests. It’s breeding season and its time figure out if our new predator cages will work to help boost nesting success. Ever tried looking for a nest? If you have no patience, forget […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Shy Lake

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Shy Lake

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the sixteenth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

Source: Department of Conservation We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fifteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find […]

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The prospering wildlife of Whakau

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, Islands, KB, KB, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Red Mercury Island, tusked-wētā, Whakau  /  Comments Off on The prospering wildlife of Whakau

Source: Department of Conservation by Alison McDonald, DOC Ranger New Zealand’s periphery is dotted with small out-lying islands, and while it might seem logical to think of these as extensions to the mainland or mere microcosms of the familiar – the reality is that these places, isolated only by a small expanse of sea, offer […]

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Sound of Science: Saving our snails

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, gastropods, KB, KB, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, Public Sector, Science, Science Advisor, snails  /  Comments Off on Sound of Science: Saving our snails

Source: Department of Conservation “Powelliphanta appear to be “painted on the landscape” in a way which no other land snails in New Zealand are.” Science Advisor Kath Walker has been studying Powelliphanta snails for nearly four decades and has recently submitted her PhD on this ancient lineage of snail – an awesome achievement to someone so […]

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The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, Fiordland, Historic, KB, KB, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Takahe Rescue  /  Comments Off on The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

Source: Department of Conservation Seventy years ago today, New Zealand was given a second chance to save a taonga once thought extinct. On 20 November 1948 Invercargill doctor Geoffrey Orbell led a team – including Neil McCrostie, Rex Watson and Joan Telfer – deep into the remote Murchison Mountains of Fiordland National Park. They were on the hunt for a […]

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Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Beach, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, dogs, Environment, KB, KB, Little blue penguin, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sea lions, seals  /  Comments Off on Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

Source: Department of Conservation By Laura Boren, dog owner and Marine Science Advisor. The days will be starting to get longer, and more people will be hitting the beach. Following on from my series of blogs, me and my dog-buddy Mack are back to give dog owners some easy tips for managing dogs in coastal environments. […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fourteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the thirteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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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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Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, cloudy gecko, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gecko, Kundy Island, Lizard, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, saddleback, Southland, Tieke  /  Comments Off on Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud New Zealand is full of weird, wonderful and way off the beaten track creatures. We’re lucky enough to get opportunities to go and discover more about these unique biological treasures. Senior Ranger Phil Melgren had […]

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99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay This is the final blog post in a three-part series from Biodiversity Ranger Kelly Eaton following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the twelfth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation dog, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kiwibank, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Falco – the conservation dog-in-training Meet Falco. He’s exactly like Zorro, but without the cape … or the mask … or a sword … and he’s a dog … so really nothing like Zorro, except for the dashing good looks and exotic name. Falco is a […]

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Fluffy seabirds with a bite

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fluffy seabirds with a bite

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fluffy seabirds with a bite This is the second blog post in a three-part series following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay. Kia ora. We’re now well into the work here on […]

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