Date: 24 April 2013
The Department of Conservation is pleased to announce the reopening of the northern section of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Date: 23 April 2013
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
The full Tongariro Alpine Crossing will re-open early next month in time for the winter trekking season, Conservation Minister Nick Smith announced today.
Date: 18 April 2013
A feel good whio story unfolded when a hunter sent in a photo of a banded whio in the upper Rangitikei River.
Date: 18 April 2013
A sharp eye and swift communication led to the recovery of a gill net in Lake Taupo at the mouth of the Waitetoko River last weekend.
Date: 15 April 2013
Six baby kōura have been born at the Genesis Energy Freshwater Aquarium and are as curious to watch for visitors to the Tongariro National Trout Centre as cubs at a zoo.
Date: 04 April 2013
The Ngaruroro River has been tested negative for didymo in the Kaimanawa Forest Park after a recent report from a concerned hunter about an algae bloom. This is an important reminder to Check Clean Dry your tramping boots between waterways.
Date: 02 April 2013
Woody the NZ wood pigeon/kererū was returned home to the Tongariro National Trout Centre by Turangi bird rescue volunteer Carol Harwood, after nursing him back to health after a crash landing into a window down at the Trout Centre.
Date: 22 March 2013
Anglers fishing on Lake Taupo this summer have experienced some of the best fishing for some time - the trout have been abundant and in great condition.
Date: 21 March 2013
Six whio raised in captivity were released on 21 March 2013 in the Tongariro area to supplement the wild populations.
Date: 18 March 2013
Whanganui and Ruapehu Department of Conservation staff have released whio back into wild populations on the Manganui o te Ao River, the upper Whanganui River and Whakapapa River.
Date: 15 March 2013
The advisory warning people not to go within the 2km Summit Hazard Zone on Mt Ruapehu has been lifted.
Date: 07 March 2013
The Department of Conservation is pleased to announce the opening of a further section of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This will take effect from Saturday 9 March 2013.
Date: 28 February 2013
With the onset on the hunting season, hunters are reminded to gain a hunting permit from DOC to hunt on conservation land and that spotlighting is illegal.
Date: 21 February 2013
The Taupo Trout Fishery is developing a smartphone appl for the modern day angler.
Date: 16 January 2013
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek continues to attract large numbers of visitors, even though the northern section of the track from the Emerald Lakes to the Ketetahi carpark remains closed and the Mangatepopo access road has restricted access.