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Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Huts, Native plants, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, plants, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Red tussocks are worthy of admiration What is so special about the red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) on the Gouland Downs you might ask as you plod past them on the way to the next hut? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull […]

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Blue cod waterslide

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Blue cod waterslide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Blue cod waterslide Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide. Blue cod Recently one of our marine scientists headed out to Long Island – Kokomohua Marine Reserve to survey the blue […]

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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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Whio numbers on the rise

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Genesis Energy, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Whangapeka, whio  /  Comments Off on Whio numbers on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whio numbers on the rise Motueka rangers are thrilled with a 48% increase in whio numbers at an intensively managed site in Kahurangi National Park. Ivan and John banding whio. Photo: Leigh Marshall A recent survey of the Wangapeka/Fyfe whio security site in Kahurangi National […]

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Experiencing Ship Cove

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, Icon Heritage Site, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ship Cove  /  Comments Off on Experiencing Ship Cove

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Experiencing Ship Cove By Rebecca O’Brien, Technical Advisor (Historic) It was mid-week on a work day. I was about to touch shore at a site linked to some of the world’s great navigators – Captain Cook and Kupe. No great navigator myself, I could only […]

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Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  #WaspWipeout, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Pest control, Public Sector, wasps  /  Comments Off on Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman By Christine Officer, DOC. Introduced wasps are one of the most damaging insect pests in New Zealand. The impact on New Zealand’s biodiversity is devastating – they harm our native birds and decimate insect populations, and the […]

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Photo of the week: Great white butterfly eradication

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, eradication, Great white butterfly, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Great white butterfly eradication

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Great white butterfly eradication Today’s photo is of some of the team who helped with the recent eradication of the great white butterfly. Last week it was announced that the pest had been successfully eradicated from the Nelson Tasman area. The […]

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Kia Kaha Kaikoura

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, earthquake, Environment, kaikoura, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kia Kaha Kaikoura

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kia Kaha Kaikoura During the recent events this week, our thoughts are with the people of Kaikoura and everyone affected by Monday’s quake. Top of the South Island from space. Image: NASA DOC is currently checking our huts, tracks and structures following Monday’s earthquake and […]

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