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29 August

Flesh-footed shearwater research - population study and foraging areas

This report describes the findings of a three-year study on the flesh-footed shearwater population monitoring and at-sea distribution in New Zealand

29 August

DOC involved in the Biological Heritage science challenge

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is excited to be a part of the New Zealand Biological Heritage science challenge that was launched today (August 29).

29 August

Win for South Taupō Wetland

Seven kahikatea were planted to celebrate a multi-organisation partnership led by Project Tongariro receiving a grant for restoration and preservation work at Te Mātāpuna wetland.

28 August

Successful applications to Community Conservation Partnerships Fund announced

More than $8.5 million has been granted to support more than 100 community-based conservation groups to work on conservation projects alongside the Department of Conservation.

28 August

Waikaia pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Waikaia Forest in Southland yesterday.

28 August

East Coast hunters reminded permits are online

Recreational hunting is an excellent way to get into the outdoors and to reduce the number of pigs, deer, feral cattle and goats on public conservation land. Hunters are reminded before they head out they can apply for a permit “online”.

27 August

Intention to grant concession to Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd

Submissions close: Wednesday 22 October 2014
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of his intention to grant a 20 year concession to the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd within the Mt Richmond Forest Park.

27 August

$208,000 for conservation of wetlands

The Government is to provide a $208,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant over three years to Project Tongariro to advance the restoration and preservation of the largest wetland in the Taupō basin, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at a community event in Turangi.

27 August

Conservation grant supports bird recovery

Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is to receive a $90,000 grant from the Department of Conservation to put towards a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for birds and wildlife.

26 August

Iris Burn pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Iris Burn valley in Fiordland National Park yesterday.

26 August

Waitutu pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Waitutu Forest in Fiordland National Park yesterday.

26 August

Blog: NZ Fashion Week and nature

If you missed getting tickets to see the latest looks from designers such as Kate Sylvester, NOM*d* and Juliette Hogan, we’ve got your back, with this exclusive show from our very best designer… nature.

26 August

1080 operation in Abel Tasman National Park

The Department of Conservation and Project Janszoon completed an aerial application of 1080 pesticide in the Abel Tasman National Park on 22 August.

25 August

High tide tables for 2014

View the Crayfish (Koura) Point high tide table for 2014.

22 August

Pirongia pest control operation nears completion

The final stage of the 2014 pest control operation on Pirongia Forest Park and Te Kauri Park Scenic Reserve is expected to be completed by this weekend on Saturday 23 August, weather permitting.

21 August

Virtual field trip back in time brings history alive

21 August 2014
A 21st century educational programme with an East Coast flavour was at the fingertips of teachers and students right across the country in June.

20 August

More funding to prevent kauri dieback disease

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the Kauri 2000 Trust has received $57,000 to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease on the Coromandel Peninsula.

20 August

Shark finning to be banned from 1 October

A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

20 August

Kaiapoi Recreation Reserve revocation proposal

Submissions close: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Under the provisions of Section 24 Reserves Act 1977 it is proposed to revoke the reserve status of part of the Kaiapoi Recreation Reserve to enable its disposal.

20 August

Battle for our Birds operation underway in Waikaia

The Department of Conservation’s Battle for our Birds pest control operation in the Waikaia Forest begins today.

 

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