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Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
The 2.6 million hectare Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand
World Heritage Area encompasses Westland Tai Poutini, Aoraki/Mount
Cook, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
new Matauranga Kura Taiao projects
Find out about new Matauranga Kura Taiao projects that have
been approved by the Minister of Conservation.
new Nga Whenua Rahui projects
Learn about the new Nga Whenua Rahui projects that have been
approved by the Minister of Conservation.
Week school activities
Teachers can use these class activities to make students think
about what being in the outdoors means to them, and to plan
a trip to a local DOC walk, track or reserve.
Check out the winter talks programme of events taking place
in Te Anau and Invercargill this winter.
The ongoing reforestation project in the eastern Bay of Islands
aims to create a corridor for fauna to link the north facing
and south facing catchments of the island.
DOC requires volunteers to hut warden at the Waitawheta Hut
in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
Island fire investigation underway
An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire that
destroyed a rangers house on Kapiti Island.
Island fire quickly brought under control
A fire that broke out in a rangers house on Kapiti Island
has been brought under control and staff on the island are
eradication to make Abel Tasman islands predator-free
DOC is to eradicate mice on three Abel Tasman National Park
islands so they can become predator-free sanctuaries for native
driving at Cloudy Bay threatens existence of rare, jumping
Drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles on the Cloudy Bay foreshore
are being asked to keep to existing vehicle tracks to avoid
damaging the habitat of a rare, tiny, jumping moth that lives
Heritage convenes in New Zealand
For the first time New Zealand is hosting the World Heritage
Committees annual meeting.
white! there's no rust!
The light may not be on, but the Cape Brett Lighthouse is
again a shining beacon in the Bay of Islands after an eight-week
may help solve southern right whales mystery
The recent sightings of southern right whales off the Southland
coast marks the start of the winter breeding migration for
the endangered species seeking sheltered waters close to the
countrys shore lines.
kiwi safe after logging
An intensive monitoring programme involving patient loggers,
DOC staff and a specially-trained dog has kept two pairs of
North Island brown kiwi safe during logging in the Waitangi
Increase for Waikaremoana Great Walk
Visitors to the Waikaremoana Great Walk will pay increased
fees for the use of huts and campsites on the track.
for old Government Buildings
Ten years after the restoration of Wellingtons grand
old lady of the public service, the wooden Government Buildings
is looking sprightly after a receiving the full facial treatment.
Sydney landscapes protected forever
The 9,165 hectare Michael Peak Station in Central Otago has
been purchased for a conservation park.
secured to investigate Stewart Island pest eradication
The Stewart Island/Rakiura Community and Environment Trust
has secured funding from the Tindall Foundation to investigate
the possibility of eradicating Stewart Islands rat and
feral cat population.
leave island for mountain homeland
Three takahe are today being taken from Tiritiri Matangi destined
for the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland, in a move aimed
at increasing the takahe population as a whole.
sought to track southern right whales
The appearance of a southern right whale in Wellington Harbour
has coincided with a call for public support to help track
of native birds and plants depends on 1080, ERMA told
as hearings close
We have argued from the outset that the benefits of
continuing to use 1080 far outweigh the adverse effects and
associated risks, said DOC general manager John Ombler.
to know the wild neighbours
Wellington's south coast residents are invited to meet some
of their more elusive neighbours, and learn of plans to enhance
their well being.
world first - Chatham Island taiko fledge from predator-proof
All eight chicks produced this year by the critically endangered
Chatham Island taiko have successfully fledged from a predator-free
site, to where they will hopefully return to breed.
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