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100 ways kids can get involved in nature

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Adventure, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kids, medals, National parks, nature, New Zealand Government, outdoors, Partnerships, Public Sector, Regions, sites, Toyota Kiwi Guardians, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 100 ways kids can get involved in nature

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 100 ways kids can get involved in nature Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Simple idea, right? But in the age of technology and social media, maybe not. Forget millennials, today’s […]

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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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The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Northland, Northland road trip, Public Sector, Recreation, Walking/hiking/tramping, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in Northland  /  Comments Off on The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer. This itinerary […]

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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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Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Walks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, short walks, Training, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Training tips for taking on a Great Walk

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Training tips for taking on a Great Walk Dreaming of taking on one of the spectacular Great Walks but feel like you need some more training under your belt? Here are some helpful tips just for you… 1. Forget the elevator, take the stairs! First up let’s […]

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Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, instagram, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, short walks, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Instagram-worthy walks you’ve probably never heard of New Zealand is packed with dramatic landscapes and unique places that are perfect for filling up that Instagram feed. Here’s a few less-explored walks for you to snap some eye-poppin’ shots on this summer! 1. Mount Manaia Track […]

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How to take part this Conservation Week

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Activities, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Sustainability, volunteering, Volunteers, Walking/hiking/tramping, Weeds  /  Comments Off on How to take part this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to take part this Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. Get involved by showing your backyard some love. Here are a few ways you can take part. 1. Get outdoors A great way to show your back yard, and […]

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Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dunedin, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Silver Peaks, Track maintenance, tracks, volunteering, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group By Ali Rogers, DOC. There’s a fantastic and dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have […]

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New Zealand winter hiking tips

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, hiking, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, safety, traping, Walking/hiking/tramping, winter  /  Comments Off on New Zealand winter hiking tips

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand winter hiking tips  “The mountain’s not going anywhere. If I play it safe today I can always come back and try again and again” – Sorrel, Ranger, Egmont National Park Visitor Centre Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. You’ll […]

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10 reasons to visit Te Ara Pātaka – Summit Walkway

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Banks Peninsula, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Summit Walkway, Te Ara Pātaka, tramping, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 10 reasons to visit Te Ara Pātaka – Summit Walkway

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 reasons to visit Te Ara Pātaka – Summit Walkway By Sam Rowland, Technical Advisor Te Ara Pātaka/Summit Walkway is a thirty-five kilometre track which starts at Gebbes Pass or Kaituna Valley and weaves along the tops of Banks Peninsula, finishing at the Hilltop Tavern. It can be […]

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