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100 ways kids can get involved in nature

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Adventure, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kids, medals, National parks, nature, New Zealand Government, outdoors, Partnerships, Public Sector, Regions, sites, Toyota Kiwi Guardians, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 100 ways kids can get involved in nature

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 100 ways kids can get involved in nature Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Simple idea, right? But in the age of technology and social media, maybe not. Forget millennials, today’s […]

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Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Huts, Native plants, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, plants, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Red tussocks are worthy of admiration What is so special about the red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) on the Gouland Downs you might ask as you plod past them on the way to the next hut? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull […]

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Blue cod waterslide

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Blue cod waterslide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Blue cod waterslide Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide. Blue cod Recently one of our marine scientists headed out to Long Island – Kokomohua Marine Reserve to survey the blue […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

By   /  January 15, 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, Regions, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the ninth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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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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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Stoat predation and beech-seed funnels

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Stoat predation and beech-seed funnels

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Stoat predation and beech-seed funnels We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the seventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations Over the past 6 weeks the Te Anau based Takahē Recovery Rangers have been walking alpine tussock areas in search of the wild takahē population of the Murchison Mountains. This is the first of a three-part series to show the […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Checking on this year’s chicks

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Checking on this year’s chicks

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Checking on this year’s chicks We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the sixth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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Celebrating Conservation Week

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, DOC Rangers, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Love my backyard, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Regions, Sustainability, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October! While we work year round to protect New Zealand’s nature, it’s one week we encourage everyone to get involved in your local community. This week, we’re also celebrating all over the country. Here’s […]

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Fighting fires with DOC’s dedicated staff

By   /  September 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Canada wildfires, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, DOC staff, Environment, FENZ, fire, Firefighting, Hawke's Bay, National parks, New Zealand Government, Port Hills fires, Public Sector, Regions, Rural Fire Service  /  Comments Off on Fighting fires with DOC’s dedicated staff

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fighting fires with DOC’s dedicated staff Did you know that DOC staff fight fires? This means that many staff are trained to fight fires, and do so on public conservation land when necessary. DOC fire fighters assisting with tussock burn in Nenthorn, Central Otago. Photo: […]

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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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