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Photo of the week: White weka

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albinism, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leucism, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Weka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: White weka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: White weka Today’s photo of the week was taken outside the Larrikin Creek hut in Kahurangi National Park. It might not look like one of our native birds, but it is. This is a leucistic weka. Photo: James Gibson Leucism is a condition similar to […]

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Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Native animals, native invertebrates, native species, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, weevil, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too? One of these is the New Zealand flax weevil. These big bugs are about 20 […]

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Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Eggs, Environment, Giant snails, Kauri snails, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand animals, New Zealand Government, Northland, Photo of the week, Public Sector, snails  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs Did you know that snails lay eggs? Photo: Gregory Sherley These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known […]

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Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leaf-veined slug, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, New Zealand species, Photo of the week, Public Sector, slugs  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug How can you tell if a slug is native to New Zealand? By checking if its patterning looks like the veins on leaves. Photo: Herb Christophers New Zealand has over 30 species of native slug, all of which are […]

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Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls Today’s photo of the week is the stunning Bridal Veil Falls located in the Raglan area. Photo: Sam Minnell | @Samminnell This is an attractive, easy walk through native forest, following the Pakoka River. The two viewing platforms […]

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Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, GoodNature, Haast, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Haast tokoeka kiwi Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi, a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species. More than half the known population of these kiwi live in an actively-managed area of the Haast ranges, where the […]

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Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakariki karaka, Lake Sumner, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Orange-fronted Parakeet, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka Today’s photo is of a critically endangered kākāriki karaka, or orange-fronted parakeet. Found in three alpine beech forest valleys in Canterbury, these small forest-dwelling birds are at a high risk of extinction with only 200 – 400 birds remaining in the wild. Last […]

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Photo of the week: Mountain biking on the Heaphy Track

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Heaphy Track, Mountain Biking, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Mountain biking on the Heaphy Track

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Mountain biking on the Heaphy Track The Heaphy Track is located in the Kahurangi National Park in the Nelson/Tasman area. Travel through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the West Coast. Gouland Downs, Heaphy […]

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Photo of the week: Mount Allen

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, buttercup, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mount Allen, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Rakiura, Stewart Island, Tin Range  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Mount Allen

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Mount Allen Today’s photo of the week is the impressive view from Mount Allen in the Tin Range, a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. Mount Allen lies within Rakiura National Park and is the second-highest peak on on Stewart Island rising to a […]

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Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, seabirds  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick Today’s photo is of a mottled petrel/kōrure chick on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand. Although the mottled petrel can be seen over vast areas of the Pacific Ocean, it is endemic because it breeds […]

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Photo of the week: Coromandel brown kiwi

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Coromandel brown kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Coromandel brown kiwi Brown kiwi live in the North Island. There are four distinct forms, including the Coromandel brown kiwi. For many New Zealanders, brown kiwi is the species we think of when kiwi are talked about. It is the species that lives […]

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Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds. In a whirlwind trip, Mr Branson was treated to a personal […]

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Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Cape Palliser, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Native animals, New Zealand fur seal, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Wairarapa  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser Visit Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa this time of year and the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun. Today’s photo […]

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Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, harlequin gecko, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, reptile  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko Today’s photo is of a rare harlequin gecko/tukutuku rakiurae. This species of gecko is endemic to Stewart Island/Rakiura in the far south of New Zealand, where it was discovered in 1969. The harlequin gecko is probably the most southern member of the […]

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Photo of the week: Dotterel nest

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Northland, Photo of the week, Public Sector, tuturiwhatu  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Dotterel nest

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Dotterel nest Today’s photo of the week is of a New Zealand dotterel/tuturiwhatu nest on a beautiful beach in the Far North. This endangered bird was once widespread and common, now there are only about 1,700 birds left. It is the time […]

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Photo of the week: kōkako

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Bird of the Year, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, forest and bird, kokako, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: kōkako

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: kōkako The kōkako belongs to the endemic New Zealand wattlebirds, an ancient family of birds which includes the North and South Island saddleback and the extinct huia. The kōkako was crowned the winner of Forest and Bird’s, Bird of the Year […]

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Photos of the week: Weed busting on Mana Island

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mana Island, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, War on Weeds, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Photos of the week: Weed busting on Mana Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photos of the week: Weed busting on Mana Island Uncontrolled weeds are destroying our native landscapes and pushing out native plants and animals. One such weed is the pretty pink ragwort (Senecio glastifolius). Mana Island’s seasonal weed-busting team is currently tackling pink ragwort which invades the […]

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Photo of the week: Paradise shelduck duckling

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, paradise shelduck, Photo of the week, Photograph, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Paradise shelduck duckling

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Paradise shelduck duckling Cuteness alert! Today’s photo is of a paradise shelduck/pūtangitangi duckling. The paradise shelduck is New Zealand’s only shelduck, a worldwide group of large, often semi-terrestrial waterfowl that have goose-like features. Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity Ranger Kelly Eaton found this paradise shelduck duckling on […]

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Photo of the week: Cook Strait striped gecko

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Geckos, Maud Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Cook Strait striped gecko

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Cook Strait striped gecko The Cook Strait striped gecko is one of the rarest New Zealand lizards. It is found on Stephens Island in the Cook Strait and on Maud Island in Pelorus Sound. Geckos have broad heads with large bulging eyes, definite necks, and […]

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Photo of the week: North Island brown kiwi chick

By   /  October 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kiwi, Kiwis for kiwi, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Save Kiwi Month  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: North Island brown kiwi chick

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: North Island brown kiwi chick The kiwi is a unique and curious bird: it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers, strong legs and no tail. Brown kiwi live in the North Island, there are four distinct forms, including the Northland brown […]

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