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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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Biodiversity on your doorstep

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, data, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, monitoring, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biodiversity on your doorstep

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Biodiversity on your doorstep Did you know you can find out what species live near you? Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across New Zealand’s conservation land. Our national biodiversity monitoring programme collects the data […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

By   /  April 19, 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: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka […]

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Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

By   /  April 14, 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 Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds What do you get if you cross 100 intrepid seabirds, a 1,131-kilometre flight, sardine smoothies and a huge amount of volunteer support? A highly ambitious translocation of kōrure/mottled petrel chicks from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to the Maungaharuru Range. Kia ora, […]

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Volunteering with whio in Turangi

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Central North Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tongariro Trout Centre, Turangi, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Volunteering with whio in Turangi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering with whio in Turangi Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi this summer. This summer I was given the opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche, also called the Hardening Facility which is based […]

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Fun to say – and fun to film!

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, pronunciation, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Fun to say – and fun to film!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fun to say – and fun to film! At the Department of Conservation, we talk about New Zealand’s native species all day, every day. The go-to icebreaker for introductions at DOC is “what’s your favourite species?”. Whenever this question gets asked of people who aren’t […]

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