2010 media releases

Ad-makers cause 4WD damage to fragile wetland

Date:  14 December 2010
A company filming an advertisement for a 4WD vehicle has been criticised by the Otago Conservation Board (OCB) for damaging a fragile high country wetland.

Research needed to determine cause of penguin deaths

Date:  16 December 2010
Further research is needed to determine the cause of the avian diphtheria, which has hit yellow-eyed penguin chicks on Otago Peninsula recently.

Otago Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement

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

DOC condemns wildlife attacks in the Catlins

Date:  16 November 2010
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is concerned about several attacks on wildlife in the Catlins last weekend, resulting in serious injuries to sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins.

Changes planned to Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve

Date:  16 July 2010
The Department of Conservation is planning several changes to the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve near Dunedin which will improve safety and recreation facilities in the area.

100% Hatch rate for albatross chicks

Date:  01 February 2010
All the albatross chicks at Taiaroa Head have hatched without problems - the first time the Royal Albatross Colony has achieved a 100 percent success rate in 16 years.