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First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed Date:  26 September 2017 The aerial 1080 predator control covered approximately 12,800 hectares including the Roaring Meg, Moonlight and Pike catchments. Monitoring had shown rat numbers in the area were at a level where they threatened at-risk […]

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Getting into nature with Brooklands Zoo

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Getting into nature with Brooklands Zoo

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Getting into nature with Brooklands Zoo Date:  28 September 2017 Brooklands Zoo has joined the Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme. This is a partnership with the Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand, which aims to get kids into nature with activities to encourage an interest in […]

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DOC calls in police after alleged vehicle tampering

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on DOC calls in police after alleged vehicle tampering

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC calls in police after alleged vehicle tampering There have been three cases where wheel nuts were allegedly loosened on DOC, private and contractor’s vehicles in two different regions. In the most serious case, a contractor’s wheel came off while he was driving, and jammed […]

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New nature adventures for Wellington kids these school holidays

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on New nature adventures for Wellington kids these school holidays

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New nature adventures for Wellington kids these school holidays Date:  29 September 2017 “Kids are encouraged to go on epic guided adventures and earn rewards, turning them into guardians of the land and sea,” says DOC Community Ranger Rachael Mora. Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an activity-based […]

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New pou for Whenua Hou

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on New pou for Whenua Hou

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New pou for Whenua Hou Left to right: Ngāi Tahu Carver James York, Ngāi Tahu Fund Chair Suzanne Ellison, Mahri Batey, Leanda Davis, Jane Davis, Tane Davis. Pictured with Te Pou Nehera Ngāi Tahu and the Department of Conservation have been working together to erect […]

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Call to arms for a predator-free Palmy

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Call to arms for a predator-free Palmy

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Call to arms for a predator-free Palmy Manawatu residents were encouraged to join the Predator Free 2050 movement by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry during a community meeting held in Palmerston North on Friday 8 September.  During the meeting, Minister Barry spoke about the Predator Free […]

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Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, compliancestory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea Date:  20 September 2017 Robert Derek Aberson of Canaan Road, Takaka Hill, was sentenced to 200 hours’ community service today in the Nelson District Court on a charge of unlawfully hunting or killing absolutely protected wildlife, namely kea, in breach […]

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Mana boaties bust Marlborough pests

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Mana boaties bust Marlborough pests

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Mana boaties bust Marlborough pests Date:  04 September 2017 Members from the Mana Cruising Club Pickersgill Island in Queen Charlotte Sound is a DOC Scenic Reserve struggling with reinvasion by ship rats. A network of self-resetting traps have been installed on the island and need six-monthly […]

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Getting kids hooked on nature

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Getting kids hooked on nature

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Getting kids hooked on nature Date:  05 September 2017 Milson School holding up the ink pads and tunnels Russell Street School chew card 2050 is a long time away – and seems even longer when you’re only 7 – 9 years old, but the kids were […]

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Fire destroys DOC base

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Fire destroys DOC base

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fire destroys DOC base Date:  06 September 2017 The ex-New Zealand Forest Service building was destroyed in the early hours of Wednesday morning in what is currently being described as a weather-event related fire. Within 15 minutes the fire had taken hold of the building, destroying […]

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Frogs win at Whareorino

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Frogs win at Whareorino

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Frogs win at Whareorino Date:  06 September 2017 The battle of the frogs has been won at Whareorino for the meantime with rat numbers tumbling to very low numbers following a successful 1080 operation. Rat monitoring following the aerial control programme failed to find any rats, […]

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Short and day walks announced

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Short and day walks announced

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Short and day walks announced Date:  07 September 2017 Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced that some of New Zealand’s finest tracks are set to become part of two new track networks (short walks and day walks). Read the full media release on […]

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Predator Free 2050 Ltd on the hunt to fund bold conservation projects

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predatorfree2050story2017, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 Ltd on the hunt to fund bold conservation projects

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 Ltd on the hunt to fund bold conservation projects Date:  12 September 2017 Source:  Predator Free 20150 Ltd The Predator Free 2050 Ltd company is responsible for directing a significant amount of Crown investment into the Predator Free 2050 Programme, with a focus on […]

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Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau Date:  25 August 2017 There have been three new appointments and one re-appointment. “I am pleased to advise of the re-appointment of Darryl Sycamore to the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau”, Ms. […]

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Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rogue rat sparks biosecurity response Conservation dogs Gadget and Wai with handler Jane Tansell, arriving on Resolution Island to search for ratsImage: Sandra King Greg Lind, DOC Operations Manager (Te Anau) said a male ship rat was discovered by DOC Rangers on a routine trap-check […]

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