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99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay This is the final blog post in a three-part series from Biodiversity Ranger Kelly Eaton following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the twelfth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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Fluffy seabirds with a bite

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fluffy seabirds with a bite

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fluffy seabirds with a bite This is the second blog post in a three-part series following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay. Kia ora. We’re now well into the work here on […]

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Biodiversity on your doorstep

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, data, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, monitoring, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biodiversity on your doorstep

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Biodiversity on your doorstep Did you know you can find out what species live near you? Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across New Zealand’s conservation land. Our national biodiversity monitoring programme collects the data […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka […]

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Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds What do you get if you cross 100 intrepid seabirds, a 1,131-kilometre flight, sardine smoothies and a huge amount of volunteer support? A highly ambitious translocation of kōrure/mottled petrel chicks from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to the Maungaharuru Range. Kia ora, […]

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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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World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, CITES, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, International, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, World Wildlife Day  /  Comments Off on World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play By Stacey Perkins Today is World Wildlife Day (March 3), a global celebration of the world’s wildlife. Every year on World Wildlife Day governmental and non-governmental agencies work together to promote awareness and […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the tenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Lake Roe, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rock wren, tuke  /  Comments Off on Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world Crystal Brindle, Research Assistant I have recently lost myself in the practice of exploring lake basins, rocky cliffs, and mountain tops in search of a fleeting endangered bird that calls this rugged landscape home, the rock wren/tuke. Rock […]

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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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Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bats, Bay of Plenty, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring bats in Whirinaki By Neil Robert Hutton – Community Ranger, Department of Conservation Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, Department of Conservation rangers were on the lookout for another sort of […]

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Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Burwood, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre By Karlene Taylor, Department of Conservation Not many people can say they have had a hands-on experience with takahē but last month, I was lucky enough to travel to Fiordland to learn more about the Takahē Recovery Programme […]

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Building a weka-proof fence

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, kapiti island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tītī, US Embassy  /  Comments Off on Building a weka-proof fence

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Building a weka-proof fence Thriving weka numbers on Kapiti Island have been causing a problem for some of the other island residents, particularly our native tītī/sooty shearwaters. The problem Kapiti Island has been free from mammalian predators for over 20 years and is a haven […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the ninth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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Photo of the week: White weka

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albinism, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leucism, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Weka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: White weka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: White weka Today’s photo of the week was taken outside the Larrikin Creek hut in Kahurangi National Park. It might not look like one of our native birds, but it is. This is a leucistic weka. Photo: James Gibson Leucism is a condition similar to […]

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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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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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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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