2014 media releases

Call to plant cover crops that don't attract pest butterflies

Date:  03 April 2014
The Department of Conservation is asking Nelson gardeners to consider planting cover crops that don’t attract the great white butterfly to their garden.

Community snorkelling days on again at Tasman Bay marine reserves

Date:  26 February 2014
The opportunity to put on a snorkel and find out what’s under the water near the Tasman Bay marine reserves is happening again this year as part of Seaweek.

A dog’s breakfast in Motueka

Date:  25 February 2014
Motueka dog owners are being invited to a free breakfast while taking their dogs for a walk on the Motueka foreshore, at the first ‘Dog’s Breakfast’ to be held in New Zealand.

Hope lost for stranded whales on Farewell Spit

Date:  16 January 2014
The Department of Conservation says eight pilot whales it has spent two days trying to get safely back out to sea have been found stranded again on Farewell Spit this morning, a ninth whale with them and all in poor condition.

Largest private stoat trapping network nears completion

Date:  15 January 2014
Source:  Project Janszoon
The largest stoat trapping network undertaken by a private trust in New Zealand is about to be completed, enabling the reintroduction of birds like pateke and kakariki back to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Whales stranded in Golden Bay

Date:  14 January 2014
Media releases and updates about the whale stranding in Golden Bay.

New research confirms benefits of marine reserves

Date:  08 January 2014
Significant increases in the abundance and size of marine species in Tasman Bay marine reserves confirm their conservation benefits, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith said today while publicly releasing a new research report at the Horoirangi Marine Reserve.