2010 media releases
Date: 23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the East Coast/Bay of Plenty Conservation Board.
Date: 14 December 2010
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing for information about unauthorised toxin baits found in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park near Katikati last week, which have led to the temporary closure of several walking tracks.
Date: 12 November 2010
The difficult work of restoring the 100-year old Eastern Portal Bridge in Karangahake Gorge is now complete, and the historic railway structure has re-opened to walkers enjoying the magnificent Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway.
Date: 22 September 2010
Saturday October 9th promises to be a special day for anyone visiting the Karangahake Gorge, as the Victoria Battery gold mining site is transformed for 'Log Fest'.
Date: 13 September 2010
Conservation Week "kicked off" on Sunday 12 September with events held by the Whinray Ecological Trust (WECT) and the Women's Native Tree Project Trust (WNTPT).
Date: 15 July 2010
Boat strike and drowning through net entanglement have been ruled out as potential causes of death of the dolphin believed to be Moko.
Date: 14 July 2010
Four men were fined in the Tauranga District Court today, after DOC staff caught them fishing in the Tuhua (Mayor Island) Marine Reserve in the Bay of Plenty last summer.
Date: 14 July 2010
A decision has been made that Moko’s remains will be returned to Matakana Island, and buried on the shore that his body came to rest.
Date: 09 July 2010
After a karakia in Rotorua this morning by Pouoto Ngaropo, cultural advisor for Ngati Awa, the dolphin carcass believed to be Moko has arrived safely at Massey University in Palmerston North.
Date: 08 July 2010
Tauranga DOC staff removed a dolphin carcass suspected to be that of Moko the friendly bottlenose dolphin, from Matakana Island this afternoon.
Date: 20 May 2010
Department of Conservation staff are concerned over the recent trend in peoples interactions with Whakatane’s resident marine mammal, Moko the bottlenose dolphin.
Date: 03 May 2010
A New Zealand inspired burger chain operating in the UK, is the latest addition to the Whakatane Kiwi Trust’s corporate partners.
Date: 30 April 2010
An historic train bridge in Karangahake Gorge is clothed in scaffolding this week, as contractors get to work on a new paint job.
Date: 21 April 2010
It is hoped that the elusive mouse on Mokoia Island that had been evading DOC staff for the past three weeks has finally been caught.
Date: 06 April 2010
A dead rat in a trap and multiple mice tracks were discovered on the Island during routine monthly checks by DOC staff.
Date: 31 March 2010
Strong vocal compositions that best captured the theme and included the words "Fish for the Future" were the winners in the Sea Week "Best Composition" announced earlier this month.
Date: 17 February 2010
More than 200 people showed love for Kaituna wetland on 14 February celebrating World Wetlands Day with the official opening of a new kayak trail and unveiling of the 2010 Game Bird Habitat stamp.
Date: 26 February 2010
With Seaweek coming up on 7-14 March, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is encouraging Bay of Plenty residents to get to know their local marine reserve at Tuhua (Mayor Island).
Date: 08 March 2010
The Kaimai catchments will benefit from a community-driven approach to managing its natural resources following the signing of a partnership agreement today by the Department of Conservation, Environment Bay of Plenty and Environment Waikato.
Date: 08 March 2010
The caretaker on Tuhua (Mayor Island) and (DOC) staff have worked over the weekend to ramp up the island’s rat detection and control system, after a rat was reportedly seen.
Date: 14 January 2010
The wellbeing of the Northern New Zealand dotterel population at Matakana Island is being threatened by the recklessness of beach patrons.
Date: 07 January 2010
Work on the Tarawera Trail track will soon begin as a certificate of compliance from Rotorua District Council gives the go ahead to start building.