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The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Northland, Northland road trip, Public Sector, Recreation, Walking/hiking/tramping, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in Northland  /  Comments Off on The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer. This itinerary […]

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Unicycling through Molesworth Station

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mental Health Foundation, Molesworth Station, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, unicycle  /  Comments Off on Unicycling through Molesworth Station

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Unicycling through Molesworth Station Endurance sportsman Lee Griggs is attempting to cycle the Molesworth Station on a unicycle to raise funds for mental health. Lee tells us why… Living in the Lower Awatere Valley, I often gaze up the valley in awe of its natural […]

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The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Camping, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, South Island road trip, Southland, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in the South Island  /  Comments Off on The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has […]

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Top 7 things to do in Western Southland

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Clifden Caves, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hump Ridge Track, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Riverton, Southland  /  Comments Off on Top 7 things to do in Western Southland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Top 7 things to do in Western Southland Looking for the perfect summer adventure? Escape the city and head to the bottom of the world – Western Southland – a very special corner of New Zealand. Surrounded by the towering peaks of Fiordland to the west, the […]

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Our stories of 2017

By   /  December 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, conservation dogs, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, Great Barrier Island, Islands, myrtle rust, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pilot whale, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, Recreation, royalcam, short walks, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Our stories of 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Our stories of 2017 2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year. January: A #RoyalCam star is born We welcomed the newest #RoyalCam star, who later in the year, would be given […]

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Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Walks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, short walks, Training, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Training tips for taking on a Great Walk Dreaming of taking on one of the spectacular Great Walks but feel like you need some more training under your belt? Here are some helpful tips just for you… 1. Forget the elevator, take the stairs! First up let’s […]

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Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, instagram, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, short walks, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of New Zealand is packed with dramatic landscapes and unique places that are perfect for filling up that Instagram feed. Here’s a few less-explored walks for you to snap some eye-poppin’ shots on this summer! 1. Mount Manaia Track […]

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Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Rides, New Zealand Government, NZ Cycle Trail, Public Sector, Recreation  /  Comments Off on Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride By Sarah Bennett ‘Amazing landscapes’, ‘breathtaking scenery’ and ‘stunning vistas’ are all well and good, but this country deserves better than being judged on its looks alone. So why not saddle up this summer and […]

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Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dunedin, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Silver Peaks, Track maintenance, tracks, volunteering, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group By Ali Rogers, DOC. There’s a fantastic and dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have […]

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Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, marlborough, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, picton, Public Sector, Queen Charlotte Sound, Recreation, Walks, yealands  /  Comments Off on Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many The Queen Charlotte Track, while not an official Great Walk, is considered pretty great by the thousands of walkers and mountain bikers that experience all or part of it each year. But what makes it truly special, is […]

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New Zealand winter hiking tips

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, hiking, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, safety, traping, Walking/hiking/tramping, winter  /  Comments Off on New Zealand winter hiking tips

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand winter hiking tips  “The mountain’s not going anywhere. If I play it safe today I can always come back and try again and again” – Sorrel, Ranger, Egmont National Park Visitor Centre Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. You’ll […]

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Kenneth’s guide to the alternative route (Picton to Christchurch)

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  #PictonToChch, 24/7 News, Alternative Route, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation  /  Comments Off on Kenneth’s guide to the alternative route (Picton to Christchurch)

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kenneth’s guide to the alternative route (Picton to Christchurch) State Highway 1 between Picton and Kaikoura remains closed due to slips triggered by the November earthquake. If you’re driving between Picton and Christchurch this summer, you’ll need to take the Alternative Route. Luckily, there’s plenty of natural places […]

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‘Summer Photo Challenge’ launched

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Healthy nature healthy people, Mental Health Foundation, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Summer  /  Comments Off on ‘Summer Photo Challenge’ launched

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Summer Photo Challenge’ launched In the lead up to Christmas, DOC is supporting the Mental Health Foundation with the ‘Summer Photo Challenge’ through the Healthy Nature, Healthy People initiative. Healthy Nature Healthy People is a movement aimed to encourage kiwis to connect with nature – […]

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Notes from a journey to planet Outward Bound

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Outward Bound, Public Sector, Recreation, scholarships  /  Comments Off on Notes from a journey to planet Outward Bound

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Notes from a journey to planet Outward Bound DOC offers Outward Bound course scholarships to say thanks to the young people protecting our nature and our natural places. Natalie de Burgh was a previous scholarship recipient, she shares her experience. Outward Bound was not what I expected. […]

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Connect with nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mental Health Awareness Week, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Recreation  /  Comments Off on Connect with nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Connect with nature for Mental Health Awareness Week This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 October). The theme of this year’s week is “Connect with nature for good mental health and wellbeing”. The theme reflects DOC’s new partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, which came about from […]

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A mid-winter Outward Bound adventure

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Outward Bound, Public Sector, Recreation, scholarships  /  Comments Off on A mid-winter Outward Bound adventure

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A mid-winter Outward Bound adventure DOC offers Outward Bound course scholarships to say thanks to the young people protecting our nature and our natural places. Guy McDonald was a previous scholarship recipient, he shares his experience. Doing an Outward Bound course in the middle of winter […]

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