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24 April

Virtual Great Walks survey for teachers

We think all kids should be excited about the magic of Aotearoa’s beautiful backyard, so DOC is running a competition for young people that requires groups of 15 people or less to pick one of the nine Great Walks to learn about while ‘virtually’ walking it.

24 April

Pilot whales

Despite their name, pilot whales are in fact one of the largest members of the dolphin family. There are two species of pilot whales – long finned and short finned.

23 April

Take care outdoors after storm damage

The Department of Conservation is asking the public to be extra careful when heading outdoors, with widespread storm damage affecting many tracks and facilities in particular in the west and north of the South Island.

17 April

A splash of colour for Huka Falls kiosk

A fresh colour and fresh coat of paint for the volunteer kiosk at the Huka Falls car park came about thanks to Dulux donated paint and painters, and locals volunteering their time.

17 April

Kākāpō nestcam streams live to the world

For the first time ever, the global public will be able to watch kakapo nesting activity live, thanks to a special partnership between Telecom NZ and Kākāpō Recovery.

17 April

Rare bittern rehabilitated

A nationally endangered wetland bittern found in a weak condition on a Taupō farm paddock late last month has undertaken a circuitous three-week journey back to more familiar surroundings.

17 April

Behind the Scenes: Conservation in Fiordland Autumn 2014

Read issue 10, Autumn 2014 edition of Behind the Scenes. Includes details about a major predator control response, kids activities in Fiordland and Southland, Conservation Dog ‘staff’ profile, whio and takahē updates, volunteering and training with DOC, and a feature article on how to become an urban naturalist.

17 April

Community contributes towards good news for Mokoia Island

The Department of Conservation and Mokoia Islannd Board of Trustees thank the community for their contribution towards the recent pest incursion response.

17 April

Blog: Takahē mission in the Murchison Mountains

What do an All Black and a DOC takahē ranger have in common? Tricky footwork and some good catching skills! DOC's Helen Dodson talks takahē on the Conservation Blog.

16 April

Sea snakes and kraits

Sea snakes and kraits are occasional visitors to New Zealand’s waters, arriving here naturally from time to time on ocean currents.

16 April

Blog: Tackling Pirongia’s Mangakara Walk

The Mangakara Walk, 30 minutes from Hamilton, is only 1.5 km and is the ideal place for a crash course in identifying our native trees.

14 April

Kawau Island pine forest management

The Department of Conservation is planning to harvest some of the pine forest on Kawau Island Historic Reserve. Find out how you can be involved in this project.

14 April

Public invitation to nominate Director of Queen Elizabeth the second National Trust Board

Interested agencies and organisations are invited to submit nominations for the position of Director of the Queen Elizabeth the second National Trust Board.

14 April

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks

Eighty five endangered grand and Otago skinks have been collected near Wanaka in an operation led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) aimed at increasing their numbers.

12 April

A new reserve in the Long Gully Terraces

Mata-au Scientific Reserve was part of Bendigo Station, but has been retired from farming after recent tenure review, and now is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) as a scientific reserve.


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