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Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

28 July

Following phone calls from the public concerned about the welfare of New Zealand fur seals in Wairoa, DOC is reminding the public to leave seals alone to rest.

Visitor Host on Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve

28 July

Volunteer Visitor Hosts are required on weekends and during school holidays from the October Labour Weekend through to the April Easter Holidays.

One year anniversary and a giant step forward for Te Urewera

27 July

DOC and Tūhoe take a giant step forward in both relationship and on the ground operations, signing a series of staff secondments to Tūhoe-Te Uru Taumatua.

Waikite valley restoration

27 July

The Waikite valley of the Central North Island is steeped in geothermal activity, and home to rare geothermal vegetation.

World’s most threatened gull found in Rotorua

24 July

Both black-billed and red-billed gulls are found around the lakefront and Sulphur Bay area and are classified as threatened birds.

Whitebaiters prosecuted for breaches of regulations

24 July

DOC is pleased with the recent prosecution of four whitebaiters in the Wairoa District Court for breaches of the whitebait regulations during the 2014 season.

Concessionaires workshop

24 July

Individuals and groups are invited to attend a workshop in Rotorua on 3 August 2015 to find out about using public conservation land for business purposes.

Community planting day at Rai Valley

24 July

Forest & Bird is working alongside DOC to restore the understory at Ronga Scenic Reserve. Everyone is welcome to join our planting day on Saturday 22 August.

Project tackles invasive weed around Mount Tarawera

23 July

Silver wattle growing around Mount Tarawera is being targeted in an inter-agency approach to enhancing natural biodiversity.

Intention to grant a concession to South Port NZ Ltd

22 July

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a telecommunications concession to South Port New Zealand Ltd. Submissions close 18 September 2015.

Department of Conservation Four-year Plans: Budget

22 July

Four-year plans provide a medium-term perspective of the Department of Conservation in the context of our longer-term vision, the sector we work with and are responsible for, and how we will get there.

Unreal experience, real conservation

22 July

You can join a DOC and Real Journeys joint expedition to Dusky Sound and get involved in conservation work there.

The Open Lab showcases unusual creatures

21 July

Do you ever wonder what creatures live beneath the leaf litter or what micro-organisms are swimming in your stream? Well, now you can find out at the Open Lab.

Review of commercial fishery interactions and population information for the oceanic whitetip shark

21 July

This study documents and describes its interactions with commercial fisheries in New Zealand waters, and locates and describes the available population information relevant to assessing the risk to this species.

Survival and depth distribution of spinetail devilrays released from purse-seine catches

21 July

This study aimed to assess the fate of live released spinetail devilrays captured in commercial purse seine fisheries, and to describe their spatial and vertical behaviour.

Intention to grant a concession to Southern Ocean Salmon Limited

17 July

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession to Southern Ocean Salmon Limited. Submissions close 16 September 2015.

July 2014 - June 2015: Director-General's expenses, gifts and hospitality

17 July

View a list of the Director-General's expenses, plus gifts and hospitality accepted for the period 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015.

Volunteering for recreation

17 July

Members of the Cambridge Tramping club recently gathered early on a Saturday morning carrying loppers, saws and spades instead of their usual walking poles.

Mokoia’s robins successfully breeding in Ōhope

16 July

North Island robins (toutouwai) translocated from Mokoia Island Wildlife Refuge to Ōhope Scenic Reserve, are successfully breeding.

Black billed gull

16 July

New Zealand's only endemic gull is the most threatened gull species in the world, and it's rapidly declining.

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