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24 July

Dead seal on Taipa Beach

A New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) has been found dead on Taipa Beach.

24 July

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

The Crown and Ngāi Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board.

24 July

Tūhoe claims settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill.

24 July

Maud Island mice eradication begins

The Department of Conservation carried out an operation yesterday to eradicate mice on Te Hoiere/Maud Island wildlife sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds.

24 July

Blue whales

The blue whale is the largest animal in the world. There are two sub-species of blue whales in the Southern Hemisphere, the Antarctic (or true) blue whale and the pygmy blue whale.

24 July

Island home for takahē lovebirds

24 July 2014
A pair of takahē lovebirds have a new home on Motutapu Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. He Maipi and Autahi flew up from the Burwood Bush Takahē Rearing Unit near Te Anau yesterday with the help of Air New Zealand.

23 July

Myrtle rust

Myrtle rust is a fungal plant disease that is not yet in New Zealand, but expected to arrive at any stage. The rust has rapidly spread on Australia's east coast and has the potential to have devastating impacts on some key New Zealand species.

23 July

Make a Difference (MAD) Marine

Apply to be part of the MAD Marine hui to be held 20-23 January 2015 at Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp. This annual hui is for young, environmentally minded, potential youth leaders.

21 July

Blog: Māori Language Week 2014

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week (July 21—27).

21 July

Remaining DOC track closures in the Far North and Bay of Islands

All of the DOC huts and campgrounds in the Bay of Islands and Far North have been reopened to the public. However, some tracks are still closed.

21 July

New Aotea Conservation Park approved

12,109 hectares of Great Barrier Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf is to be set aside in a new Aotea Conservation Park, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

18 July

Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia/Clarence walks

Walk in the footsteps of early Maori and the first run-holders, through the rugged high country landscape and beside the mighty Clarence River.

18 July

Athenree Wetland: 9000 plant challenge

Sunday 27 July 2014
The Athenree and Waihi Beach community has taken on a 9000 plant challenge at the wetland over winter 2014. Come join in on their upcoming planting day, and help restore this wetland habitat for our threatened native animals.

17 July

Fur seals resting on Wellington beaches

Over the winter months, seals spend much of their time resting on beaches and rocky shores around Wellington and Kapiti. Fur seals often need rest, not rescuing.

17 July

Whakaipō Bay annual native tree planting

Sunday 17 August 2014
Come join us to help plant native trees at the scenic Whakaipō Bay in Taupō on Sunday 17 August at 10 am.

17 July

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

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

17 July

Stories about kiwi

Discover videos, read blog posts by DOC staff, and check out the latest news about kiwi and DOC's work with this iconic species.

17 July

Blog: Rimutaka Forest Park rangers

Ever wondered what DOC rangers do in a typical busy day? Well, Rangers Daryl and Keith help look after a wonderful piece of New Zealand’s bush very close to Wellington.

17 July

Smelter staff support Kākāpō Recovery

17 July 2014
New Zealand Aluminium Smelter staff member, Allan Broomhall, has a rare encounter with a hand reared kākāpō chick prior to its release into the wild.

17 July

Intention to grant concessions for Solid Energy New Zealand Limited

Submissions close: 5:00 pm Tuesday 16 September
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of his intention to grant 35 year concessions under Section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Solid Energy New Zealand Limited for the mine water treatment system in the Herekawe Scenic Reserve.

 

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