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Proposals by the Pike River Families Group Committee for the Pike River mine site and the surrounding area to be added to the Paparoa National Park and for the establishment of a new Great Walk between the mine site and Punakaiki have been welcomed by the Government, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said today.
The project had been in planning with winter 2015 as a target date but has been delayed for a year until winter 2016. The eradication must take place in the winter when mice numbers are at their lowest and food resources are scarce.
Due to extreme fire danger, the Acheron Road through Molesworth Station will be closed to vehicles from 7pm Wednesday 4 February.
The Virtual Great Walker competition is running in Term 1, 2015 and your group or class could win an ultimate Great Walks experience!
Update: Favourable weather conditions aided fire crews to halt the spread of the large wild fire today at Flock Hill near Craigieburn Forest Park in Canterbury.
Heightened fire risk resulting from a dry, hot start to summer has triggered the restriction of public access to Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington harbour as of 31 January 2015.
A great opportunity to live and work with DOC rangers on Maud Island. The island is a Scientific Reserve with native frogs, giant weta and skinks. Volunteers can enjoy the advantages of island life, including snorkelling and working with boats.
The Department of Conservation is developing new guidelines for handling applications for commercial concessions in national parks, in response to an opinion released in December 2014 by the Ombudsman.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased with the prosecution of two whitebaiters in the Wairoa District Court on January 12 2015 for breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations.
Read the Output Plan between the Minister of Conservation and Director-General of Conservation for the year 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014.