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Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Blue Duck, career, Conservation, conservation jobs, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, ranger, staff, Uncategorized, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

Source: Department of Conservation Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received! Read […]

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Celebrating Conservation Week around the country

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, backyard conservation, community, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Volunteers, Weeds, wetlands  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Conservation Week around the country

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Conservation Week around the country Thousands of New Zealand’s took up the challenge this Conservation Week and got involved in protecting our native flora, fauna, marine and freshwater spaces! From tree plantings to beach cleanups here is a small snapshot of what went on […]

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Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FOMI, Mana Island, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years Friends of Mana Island are celebrating 30 years of restoration work this year. We would like to tip our hat to our long-term partners for their immense hard work. We invite you to take sneak peek at […]

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Southern volunteers show their strength

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Southland, volunteering, volunteering week, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Southern volunteers show their strength

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Southern volunteers show their strength In the depths of the South Island, Jill Hetherington tells a tale of two employees who have brought in 2,000 work days of conservation effort. Although these two individuals are able to report such crazy numbers, these achievements aren’t their own. Thomas […]

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Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devonport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native […]

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Volunteering with whio in Turangi

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Central North Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tongariro Trout Centre, Turangi, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Volunteering with whio in Turangi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering with whio in Turangi Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi this summer. This summer I was given the opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche, also called the Hardening Facility which is based […]

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How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  #Backyardtrapping, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, trapping, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to build a backyard trapping tunnel It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. You can get involved by protecting the native species in your neighborhood from rats and mice. To do that you’ll need a trap and a trapping tunnel. A […]

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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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How to take part this Conservation Week

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Activities, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Sustainability, volunteering, Volunteers, Walking/hiking/tramping, Weeds  /  Comments Off on How to take part this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to take part this Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. Get involved by showing your backyard some love. Here are a few ways you can take part. 1. Get outdoors A great way to show your back yard, and […]

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The energetic force of Air New Zealand’s Greenteam

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Air New Zealand, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kepler Challenge, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Royal Cam, royalcam, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on The energetic force of Air New Zealand’s Greenteam

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The energetic force of Air New Zealand’s Greenteam By Christine Officer, Department of Conservation. Air New Zealand is a national partner with DOC for conservation. We share a vision for New Zealand as a place where our natural habitat is thriving, and that all New […]

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Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Porirua, possums, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, rats, stoats, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Catching pests is catching on in Porirua The suburbs of Porirua City, north of Wellington, have a been a hotbed of pest trapping action since the first predator-free suburb launched there in May 2016. Locals collect their traps at the Predator Free Titahi Bay launch […]

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Working together for whio

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ruahine Range, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Working together for whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Working together for whio Working together for a common cause was the aim of the game for volunteers attending the annual Ruahine Whio Protectors hui this month. Who are the Ruahine Whio Protectors? The Ruahine Whio Protectors are a collaboration of dedicated volunteers from a variety […]

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Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteer, Volunteers, Whangarei  /  Comments Off on Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteer Wednesday veterans in Whangarei Two of Whangarei’s longest and most consistent volunteers for DOC were recognised for their efforts during last week’s ‘Volunteer Wednesday’, a monthly volunteering event run by the Whangarei Office and local community groups. Alison Vesey and Trudy McKnight standing in […]

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Predator Free 2050 – one year on

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Technology, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 – one year on

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 – one year on It was one year ago today that the goal of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050 was announced. Community and public support to date has been overwhelming. The unity between community groups, businesses, individuals, and wider public has […]

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Breeding success for northern dotterels

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, nz birds, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Breeding success for northern dotterels

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Breeding success for northern dotterels By Nicola Munro, Biodiversity Ranger Dotterel mum and chick Successful breeding season Last summer saw another successful breeding season for Northern New Zealand dotterels on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC’s dotterel rangers and an extensive volunteer network form the Dotterel Watch Programme. […]

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Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay of Islands, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, Islands, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Project Island Song, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bringing back the birdsong, note by note The Project Island Song partnership, made up of community group Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local hapū Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha and DOC, teamed up with Kerikeri Shade House volunteers for a busy day on June 13. Volunteers release […]

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10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. Volunteers play a vital role in conservation in New Zealand. Here are some ideas […]

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Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). To celebrate National Volunteer Week today we’re profiling Sjaan Bowie, wearing her […]

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Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust won the 2017 Green Ribbon Award for Community Leadership.To celebrate National Volunteer Week coordinator Marie Haley tells us about Wildside, their large-scale conservation collaboration project. Tell us about the Wildside Well, there’s so much nature here! The […]

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Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Otago University, Public Sector, students, Volunteers, War on Weeds, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. By Catherine Hosted – DCC/DOC Volunteer Projects Facilitator, Dunedin  Each February, […]

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