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Heavy snow part closes tracks

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Heavy snow part closes tracks

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Heavy snow part closes tracks Date:  08 November 2017 DOC is advising the alpine section of track will be closed today and tomorrow with 25 cm of snow at Routeburn Falls Hut and 40 cm in the Harris Basin. DOC’s Wakatipu operations manager Geoff Owen says […]

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Trainee Conservation Dog cuts his teeth in the capital

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservationdogsstory2017, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Trainee Conservation Dog cuts his teeth in the capital

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Trainee Conservation Dog cuts his teeth in the capital Date:  14 December 2017 Flint and Richard started work in mid-October to strengthen DOC’s island biosecurity programme and boost its presence at ferry terminals and marinas.   The DOC-managed Conservation Dogs Programme – supported by Kiwibank – […]

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Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura’s native species and conservation areas a year on from earthquake DOC’s South Marlborough district that includes Kaikōura was most seriously affected. Landslides, rockfall, and land uplift caused extensive landscape change in coastal and backcountry conservation areas. There was damage to tracks, huts, ecosytems and […]

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Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea Date:  13 November 2017 A pontoon was used to float the orca out to deeper water as the tide came in around 1.30 pm. Once in deeper water, the orca was released and began swimming freely. Department of […]

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Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend Date:  17 November 2017 In a project led by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) with support from the Department of Conservation (DOC), the road around the carpark has been widened, and the carpark enlarged and sealed. Roys Peak […]

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Whangaehu swing bridge closed for repairs

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Nov17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Whangaehu swing bridge closed for repairs

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whangaehu swing bridge closed for repairs Date:  01 November 2017 It is approximately 3 km south of the Tukino ski field access road, on the eastern flanks of Mount Ruapehu. Damage to both main cables on the swing bridge has been identified which requires replacement. Until […]

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