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Fiordland monorail proposal
27 May 2014
The Fiordland Link Experience monorail project has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Tukituki Catchment management proposal
17 September 2013
The decision not to lodge an early draft submission on the wider environmental aspects of the Tukituki Catchment Proposal with the Environmental Protection Authority was made by the Department of Conservation.
PCE's report on stewardship land
21 August 2013
Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the management and administration of stewardship land.
Minister makes Milford tunnel decision
17 July 2013
The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Denniston coal mine approval
18 June 2014
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced his approval under the Crown Minerals Act for an access agreement for Bathurst Resources for its escarpment mining project on the Denniston Plateau, near Westport.
New structure for DOC
13 May 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced its final decisions on changes to its organisation structure.
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on longfin eel
17 April 2013
Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the status and management of longfin eel.
New Zealand made products in DOC visitor centres
05 March 2013
Read DOC's response to an inaccurate Sunday Star Times article in which DOC was accused of replacing its New Zealand made products with ones made overseas.
Gareth Morgan's Cats to Go campaign
31 January 2013
The well-known businessman and philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, recently launched a public campaign to reduce the impact of cats on native wildlife.
Mt Tongariro eruption
07 August 2012
Learn about the 2012 volcanic eruptions of Te Maari craters on the northern slopes of Mt Tongariro.
1080 critics claims wildly inaccurate
10 June 2011
DOC firmly rejects recent claims by some anti-1080 critics that 'DOC spends more than $100 million a year on 1080 operations'.
DOC assists in Canterbury earthquake
22 February 2011
Learn about how DOC assisted in the response to the Canterbury earthquake of 22 February 2011.
13 February 2008
Find out how DOC is meeting the challenge of becoming sustainable.
28 April 1995
On 28 April 1995, 14 young people lost their lives when a viewing platform above Cave Creek collapsed and fell. Find out more about what has happened within DOC as a result of the tragedy.
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