2014 media releases
Date: 04 April 2014
The new Community Conservation Partnership Fund is a much needed boost to on-the-ground projects. DOC is holding a funding workshop in Gisborne on Tuesday 15 April to assist community groups complete their applications.
Date: 23 March 2014
Endangered whio, or blue duck, continue to thrive in the mountainous rivers and streams of inland Hawke’s Bay, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Conservation.
Date: 18 March 2014
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is right behind the crackdown on rubbish dumping in the East Coast region and strongly supports plans to catch or trace offenders.
Date: 24 February 2014
The kiwi injured in a possum trap a month ago was released at Opato in the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne last week. The kiwi was released in a Punga forested gully and hung around for a few minutes sniffing the ground and ignoring staff then disappeared into nearby punga fronds.
Date: 22 January 2014
An injured kiwi, handed in to the Department of Conservation (DOC) in Gisborne by a member of the public, has been transferred to Wildbase at Massey University for treatment.