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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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Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC staff, Environment, Islands, Native plants, New Zealand Government, our work, Public Sector, Weeds, Wellington, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent […]

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Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized, Wellington, Wellington/Kapiti, Whale  /  Comments Off on Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered Wellington harbour has been getting lots of attention lately thanks to a visit from a southern right whale. With so many questions being asked our Marine Species Support Officer Hannah Hendriks gives us the scoop on deciphering whale behaviour.

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‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kapiti island, kiwi, Little spotted kiwi, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti, Whareroa Farm  /  Comments Off on ‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm A ‘Kiwi Caravan’ that is! This unlikely conservation icon has been rescued from Kapiti Island Nature Reserve and refurbished. The caravan was officially opened as an Information Hub on Sunday 3 June by the community Guardians of Whareroa Farm.

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Fun to say – and fun to film!

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, pronunciation, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Fun to say – and fun to film!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fun to say – and fun to film! At the Department of Conservation, we talk about New Zealand’s native species all day, every day. The go-to icebreaker for introductions at DOC is “what’s your favourite species?”. Whenever this question gets asked of people who aren’t […]

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Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, Islands, Mana Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world. The late Nigel-no-Mates (RIP) went viral last week when people […]

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Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dog owners, Environment, Marine, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner By Laura Boren, Science Advisor – Marine Species and Threats Team, Department of Conservation I grew up with dogs, but when I moved to New Zealand to study and pursue a career in Marine Conservation, I became […]

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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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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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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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Photo of the week: Government Buildings Historic Reserve

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Government Buildings Historic Reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Government Buildings Historic Reserve Her claim to fame is being the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere, but Wellington’s Government Buildings Historic Reserve holds many other secrets to be uncovered on a free guided tour. The Icon Heritage Site, protected by DOC, is […]

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Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, diving, Environment, Marine, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Taputeranga Marine Reserve, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve Tracey Bates is a marine biologist working around Wellington’s marine reserves. Today she shares her experiences diving on the capital’s south coast. This story was originally published on the Scuba News New Zealand blog. New […]

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Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, kapiti island, New Zealand Government, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Public Sector, Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whakamene taharua kei runga o Kāpiti Ko te waewae Kāpiti o Tara raua ko Rangitāne: the full name of Kāpiti Island recognises its significance to Māori as a place where rohe boundaries meet. Last month, Kāpiti was a gathering place for members of Ngāti Toa […]

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Predator free capital – what would it take?

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Predator free capital – what would it take?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator free capital – what would it take? By Lee Barry, Community Ranger Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NEXT Foundation have joined forces, inspired by the Government’s Predator Free 2050 vision, to work towards a predator-free city, starting with the Miramar Peninsula. […]

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Geocaching in Wellington Harbour

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, geocaching, Matiu Somes Island, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Geocaching in Wellington Harbour

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Geocaching in Wellington Harbour Ranger Lee Barry headed to Matiu/Somes Island to check on the local geocaches ahead of the National Geocaching Challenge, running during Conservation Week. “Dad! The sparkles on the water look like stars!” And so they do. It’s one of those days […]

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