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The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, east coast, Environment, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rare birds, shore plover, shorebirds, staff, translocation, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover? During two weeks in May, seven juvenile shore plover/tūturuatu were translocated to Waikawa Island off Mahia Peninsula. This was the last of two translocation for the year. Local biodiversity ranger Helen Jonas explains what’s involved in keeping this […]

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Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, skinks, staff, Uncategorized, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.

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Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, birds, Black petrel, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Barrier Island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead […]

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Million Dollar moment of truth

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Antipodes Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, island pest eradication, Islands, million dollar mouse, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, subantarctic  /  Comments Off on Million Dollar moment of truth

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Million Dollar moment of truth by Bridget Railton, Communications Advisor In an effort spanning more than four years, countless people and multiple organisations, mice have officially been eradicated from Antipodes Island. Monitoring team 2018 in front of Castaway Depot. Photo: Fin Cox Announced by the […]

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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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9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mahoenui, Mahurangi Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, weta  /  Comments Off on 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population Keen-eyed conservationist, 9 year old Mia Bentley, made an amazing discovery on Mahurangi Island last weekend. She found the rear leg of a giant wētā. A population of Mahoenui giant wētā were translocated to the island nearly […]

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Sailing in Cook’s footsteps

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Captain Cook, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Dusky Sound, Environment, Fiordland, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Te Papa  /  Comments Off on Sailing in Cook’s footsteps

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sailing in Cook’s footsteps By Kate Hebblethwaite, Community Ranger Retracing Captain Cook’s Dusky Sound voyage has resulted in some amazing discoveries. In November last year, DOC staff joined a Te Papa team in Dusky Sound to retrace the voyage of Captain Cook. The team visited 59 […]

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