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Neinei I Kura Conservation Area hunting

29 May

Neinei I Kura Conservation Area hunting block consists of steep, rolling terrain with no formed tracks. You can hunt pigs, fallow deer and goats.

Pisa Conservation Area hunting

29 May

The Pisa Conservation Area's 23,000 hectares overlooks the Upper Clutha and Wakatipu basins, and beyond to the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. You can hunt red deer, chamois, goats and pigs in this area.

Mill Creek hunting

29 May

Mill Creek hunting block consists of the higher slopes of the Bledisloe Gorge and Albert Burn Saddle with lower regions along the Mill Creek/Corner Burn catchment and true left of the West and East Matukituki River. You can hunt Red Deer and Chamois.

Shotover Saddle Faces hunting

29 May

Shotover Saddle Faces hunting block consists of challenging, steep terrain covered by tussock grass, scree and rock faces. You can hunt chamois and goats.

'The Island of Strange Noises' documentary

28 May

Natural History New Zealand has supported the Million Dollar Mouse project by allowing them to share their 1980 documentary about the Antipodes Islands.

Whakawhiti korero newsletter: May 2015

28 May

In this issue: Live on a Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana island; Winter planting season begins; Waikato students winging their way to Great Walk.

Intention to grant a lease at Fort Takapuna

27 May

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a concession to Auckland Council for a lease of two of the barracks buildings at Fort Takapuna Recreation Reserve. Submissions close: Tuesday 28 July 2015.

Rogue bull removed

27 May

A rogue bull that was reportedly roaming Monckton Scenic Reserve has been removed thanks to the response and advice of neighbouring farmers.

Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

27 May

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

Changes to DOC Whanganui hunting areas

26 May

The Whanganui District hunting blocks under the Central North Island online permits system have been updated.

Port Waikato Beachcare

26 May

This volunteer community group is committed to enhancing the local environment through dune restoration planting and shorebird protection.

More voices for Project Island Song

22 May

Three of the seven pest free islands in the Bay of Islands will soon provide safe new havens for saddleback/tīeke and whitehead/pōpokotea from Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Pāteke return to Lake Opouahi

22 May

20 brown teal/pāteke were released within the safety of a predator proof fence at Lake Opouahi in northern Hawke’s Bay yesterday.

Pāteke return after a long absence

22 May

20 pāteke (brown teal) are hoping for good weather when they fly into Napier today on the last leg of their trip to their new home.

Māui Watch - Māui dolphin newsletter Autumn 2015

21 May

In the first edition of Māui Watch read about the start of the new population estimate, Māui dolphin day and a school fundraising event.

Historic Hooker Hut removed for safekeeping

21 May

Historic Hooker Hut has been removed from its precarious position above the crumbling moraine wall of the retreating Hooker Glacier, in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

A place for you to volunteer

21 May

National Volunteer Week is happening 21–27 June. Get your family or friends together and volunteer for conservation!

Kiwi can fly

20 May

Four kiwi were recently released into the Rangataua Forest south of Ohakune. Three of them ‘flew’ in from Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch courtesy of Air New Zealand.

2014 Aerial survey of Salvin's albatross at The Snares, Western Chain

19 May

This report describes the results and efficacy of an aerial survey of Salvin's albatross population size at The Snares Western Chain.

Change to Otago Central Otago Rail Trail e-bike policy

15 May

Following consultation, DOC has changed its local policy concerning the use of power assisted cycles (e-bikes) on the Otago Central Rail Trail.

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