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Dogs raise concern at popular Hawke’s Bay campsite

21 April

Ongoing complaints about dogs at the Department of Conservation Kuripapango campsite are raising concern.

Takahē programme maintenance

21 April

Four volunteers will work with DOC takahē rangers to undertake a number of tasks which help keep takahē safe and healthy.

New Pahautea Hut opens on Mt Pirongia

21 April

The new 20-bed Pahautea Hut is now open to the public.

On track at the iconic Cape Brett

21 April

Services Ranger David Heller and the Kerikeri crew spent three days last week doing track maintenance on the Cape Brett Track.

School group’s kiwi dream coming true

21 April

A Canterbury school group’s dream of halting the decline of kiwi in their local conservation area is a step closer to reality with the release of up to ten adult birds this autumn.

International Monuments and Sites Day

18 April

In recognition of the lead up to the centenary of the ANZAC Day landings, DOC is looking back at the significance that WWI played in New Zealand’s cultural identity.

Ohau Stream/Point Keen seal volunteers

17 April

Become a volunteer at the Ohau Point waterfall and Point Keen, Kaikoura.

Wetland work earns surprise reward

17 April

Finding unusual plants, or hearing a strange new bird call, has been a regular occurrence for the Nukuhou Saltmarsh Care Group but an Easter Sunday surprise was something entirely different.

Wellington Restoration Day 2015

16 April

Join us for Restoration Day 2015 'Innovative Restoration' and take part in this year’s amazing line-up of workshops.

Tuatara find on Motuihe Island makes schoolgirl’s day

16 April

A highlight of volunteering on Motuihe Island was finding a new tuatara burrow.

Motuoapa Cliff Lookout Walk

16 April

An easy short walk to a lookout point with panoramic views over the southern end of Lake Taupo.

Removal of Gardiner Hut

16 April

DOC has completed the removal of Gardiner Hut which was deemed beyond repair after a significant rock avalanche in July 2014.

Flora Hut makeover

15 April

The much-loved Flora Hut in Kahurangi National Park is warmer and looking fresh after a spruce up by the Nelson Tramping Club.

Pohangina whio protection

15 April

A community-led initiative to protect whio (blue duck) from predators along the Pohangina River.

Te Ara o Mahurangi mountain biking track

15 April

Part of the Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge network of tracks, Te Ara o Mahurangi is an exciting downhill mountain bike trail. This intermediate level trail takes riders on a fast-paced downhill ride through 2 km of native bush.

Ginger is the new black

15 April

With famous ginger pop star Ed Sheeran on stage in New Zealand, another ginger media star - Kindara – took front stage at the weekend.

DOC and New Zealand Fur Council agreement a win-win – except for possums

15 April

Greater conservation and economic benefits will follow an agreement signed by the Department of Conservation and New Zealand Fur Council today.

Fighting kauri dieback in the Waikato

14 April

DOC has installed a new boot cleaning station on the popular Hakarimata Walkway.

Aotea Conservation Park advisory committee

13 April

Nominations are invited for the Aotea Conservation Park advisory committee. Nominations close Friday 29 May 2015.

Conservation Board welcomes review

13 April

The East Coast/Hawke's Bay Conservation Board welcomes the current review of the East Coast/Hawke's Bay Conservation Management Strategy.

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