2010 media releases

Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement

Date:  23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Board.

Kiwi killed after road sign stolen

Date:  12 July 2010
The death of a female kiwi run over on the Bruce road this week has upset the Whakapapa Village community. Locals are frustrated the death has occurred only a few days after the traffic sign warning drivers to look out for kiwi was again stolen.

Cat nabbed raiding "the mothership"

Date:  22 April 2010
DOC staff from Ohakune have recently been confronted by the damage feral cats can do when left to target our native wildlife. In the space of 7 days, one cat killed a total of 102 bats, and these only the ones that were found.

Little fish set to make a huge splash

Date:  29 March 2010
Turangi is justifiably world famous for its trout, but now there is a new group of fish set to make their mark on the local tourism scene.

Protecting whio in Tongariro Forest

Date:  01 March 2010
This month is Whio Awareness Month. The whio, or blue duck, is one of New Zealand's most endangered birds.

March 2010 is Whio Awareness Month on the Tongariro River

Date:  03 March 2010
March 2010 is Whio Awareness Month. The whio, or blue duck, is one of New Zealand's most endangered birds. There are only approximately 2500 whio left in New Zealand - a lot less than the number of kiwi.