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Motutapu Island reopening to public

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Motutapu Island reopening to public

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Motutapu Island reopening to public Date:  20 October 2017 Motutapu, in the Hauraki Gulf, was closed to the public in April this year. “We closed Motutapu to protect the public,” says DOC Auckland Inner Islands Operations Manager Keith Gell. “Roads, tracks, the campground at Home Bay […]

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Opoutere trees poisoned

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Opoutere trees poisoned

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Opoutere trees poisoned Date:  03 October 2017 DOC has been alerted to a large number of dying pines in the Opoutere Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC rangers visited the site and found that the trees are being drilled and poisoned.  Half a dozen holes like […]

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Kererū killed at Park Island

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kererustory2017, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kererū killed at Park Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kererū killed at Park Island Date:  24 October 2017 Kererū/New Zealand pigeon A member of the public phoned DOC on Sunday after they found the young bird on the ground at Park Island. When DOC Compliance Ranger Rod Hansen went to retrieve the bird, he noticed […]

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DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliance; battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC condemns illegal release of deer and vandalism DOC’s Director-General Lou Sanson said an anonymous tip off about the deer prompted immediate action and DOC is working to track down the deer and keep the region deer free. DOC hunters have so far destroyed five […]

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DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC kicks off Short Walks and Day Hikes Date:  27 October 2017 Alongside Sport Auckland, the event involves up to 200 Green Prescription walkers walking the Rangitoto Summit Track, which is one of the 14 Short Walks. The Green Prescription members are walking to the top […]

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DOC helps Lions celebrate 100 years

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC helps Lions celebrate 100 years

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC helps Lions celebrate 100 years Date:  30 October 2017 Source:  Contact Early this morning a seat was placed to mark the occasion by DOC rangers along Meeanee Quay overlooking Pandora Pond. The seat was paid for by the Lions Club of Napier Host and constructed and […]

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Road through Molesworth Station to open from Marlborough only

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Road through Molesworth Station to open from Marlborough only

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Road through Molesworth Station to open from Marlborough only Date:  17 October 2017 The road is currently temporarily closed at its Hanmer Springs end due to flood-damage to the road approach to the Clarence River bridge. Clarence Bridge flood damageImage: James Gilmour | DOC Department of […]

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Canterbury businesses recognised for their conservation successes

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Canterbury businesses recognised for their conservation successes

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury businesses recognised for their conservation successes Date:  18 October 2017 Two businesses were presented with awards by DOC Director General Lou Sanson at a Christchurch gathering last night of local business leaders and local government agencies to mark Conservation Week. Hornby Vet Clinic’s Dr Pauline […]

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Christchurch Helicopters helps rare parakeet

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Helicopters helps rare parakeet

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch Helicopters helps rare parakeet This bright green parakeet with a distinctive orange band above its beak, numbers just a few hundred and is confined to a few beech-clad valleys in the Canterbury high country and several predator-free islands.  Christchurch Helicopters Director and pilot Richie […]

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Love your Central Otago backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Love your Central Otago backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Central Otago backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Date:  12 October 2017 Conservation Week runs from 14–22 October and Community Senior Ranger Annette Grieve says this year the Department of Conservation is trying to get people to convert their love of nature […]

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Hawke’s Bay backyards to go greener this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hawke’s Bay backyards to go greener this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hawke’s Bay backyards to go greener this Conservation Week Date:  11 October 2017 Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year the DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action. “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders […]

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Show your Wellington backyard some love this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Show your Wellington backyard some love this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Wellington backyard some love this Conservation Week Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and the DOC is asking people to convert their love of nature into action. “New Zealanders love getting outdoors and enjoying nature – this Conservation Week is about making people […]

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Love your Auckland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Love your Auckland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Auckland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Date:  12 October 2017 People of all ages are encouraged to take a look in their back yard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our amazing and unique wildlife. […]

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Love your Rotorua backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Love your Rotorua backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Rotorua backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Date:  12 October 2017 Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action. “We know that the vast majority of New […]

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More canine commandos enlisted for predator-free battle

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on More canine commandos enlisted for predator-free battle

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: More canine commandos enlisted for predator-free battle An elite squad leading the fight to rid New Zealand of predators has received reinforcements today, with four puppies to join the Conservation Dogs Programme, thanks to major partner Kiwibank.  The new Border Terrier-cross pups will undergo specialist […]

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Love your Southland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Love your Southland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Southland backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Date:  13 October 2017 Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year the DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “It’s no surprise New Zealanders love our […]

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DOC upgrading tracks to help prevent spread of kauri dieback

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC upgrading tracks to help prevent spread of kauri dieback

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC upgrading tracks to help prevent spread of kauri dieback Date:  13 October 2017 The Whenuakite Track near Tairua will be closed for approximately 5 weeks from 16 October 2017. These tracks will be closed  for approximately six weeks from early November 2017 (weather permitting): Coromandel Walkway […]

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Show your Nelson backyard some love this Conservation Week

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Show your Nelson backyard some love this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Nelson backyard some love this Conservation Week The event showcases the special places and amazing wildlife in our backyard and it’s on from 10 am to 2 pm at Branford Park in the Maitai Valley. There will be exciting activities for all ages […]

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Rats: a major mischief managed at Bushy Park

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rats: a major mischief managed at Bushy Park

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rats: a major mischief managed at Bushy Park A predator-free fence protected them, but in 2014 the birds at Bushy Park Sanctuary, a 90 ha forest near Whanganui, faced a savage threat from invading rats. A massive effort by volunteers, the Bushy Park team and […]

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DOC takes action to improve enjoyment of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, oct17, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC takes action to improve enjoyment of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC takes action to improve enjoyment of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Vehicle crowding at both ends of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing has adversely impacted on people’s enjoyment of this world famous day hike. DOC has worked closely with concessionaires and local iwi to improve the […]

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