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Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mohua, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, volunteering, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bird counting in the Landsborough valley For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of […]

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Saying goodbye to a rare penguin

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland crested penguin, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, tawaki, West Coast, Wildbase, Wildbase Recovery  /  Comments Off on Saying goodbye to a rare penguin

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Saying goodbye to a rare penguin This rare tawaki/Fiordland crested penguin was found last November, on the brink of death, lying on a beach near Haast. Tawaki/Fiordland crested penguin. : Anthony Behren Swimming practice. : Wildbase The penguin was barely able to move or stand and was taken to […]

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Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Chilian rhubarb, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gunerra, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, War on Weeds, Weeds, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend By Fiona Anderson, Senior Biodiversity Ranger “What is that plant that looks like giant rhubarb?” Gunnera leaves (giant or Chilean rhubarb) A decade or so ago the answer may have been “That’s Gunnera (giant or Chilean rhubarb), a South […]

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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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Getting a taste of of the Paparoa Track

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Coesus Track, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Paparoa Track, Public Sector, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Getting a taste of of the Paparoa Track

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Getting a taste of of the Paparoa Track New Zealand’s newest Great Walk is due to open in 2019 but for those salivating over the idea of a shared-use hiking and mountain biking track across the South Island’s Paparoa Range, here’s a network of nearby […]

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Exploring Brunner Mine

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Brunner Mine, coal mining, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, memorial, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Exploring Brunner Mine

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Exploring Brunner Mine Want to understand people better? Visit the places that matter to them. Rebecca O’Brien faces the realities of West Coast life at Brunner Mine… When I was on the West Coast recently, I paid a visit to Brunner Mine Site. I went […]

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Logging our native forest? No way!

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie, Green Party, logging, national, native, native forest, Opposition News, Politics, Sage, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Logging our native forest? No way!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Logging our native forest? No way! Last week, I spoke to TVNZ’s Q & A programme about Grey District Council’s proposal to allow logging of native forests on three council-owned reserves. Over the years, the Green Party has been involved with efforts to stop logging our […]

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My memories of DOC on day one

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  #DOCturns30, 24/7 News, 30 years, birthday, celebration, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, West Coast  /  Comments Off on My memories of DOC on day one

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: My memories of DOC on day one In April DOC is turning 30 and we’re celebrating by looking back through the years. Today Communications Advisor Jose Watson shares her memories of her father working for DOC in 1987… I was a nine year old kid, living […]

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A season helping whio

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, ranger, West Coast, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on A season helping whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A season helping whio By Jose Watson, Communications Advisor Whio are New Zealand’s river surfing blue duck. Despite surviving death defying rapids on a regular basis, they are considerably less robust on land. The female whio, her eggs and young are all very vulnerable to […]

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Restoring Wetlands on Cobden Island

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Cobden Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Grey River, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Restoring Wetlands on Cobden Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Restoring Wetlands on Cobden Island At the mouth of the Grey River/Māwheranui is an island that has been restored thanks to the efforts of DOC staff, the local community, and the Grey District Council. In 2011 Biodiversity Ranger Henk Stengs began the Cobden Island Restoration Project […]

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