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DOC closes track near Nelson after landslip
15 Apr 2021   /

DOC closes track near Nelson after landslip

DOC yet to asses full extent of damage, no date for reopening given.


Feral dogs keep Northland tracks, campsite closed
9 Apr 2021   /

Feral dogs keep Northland tracks, campsite closed

The Department of Conservation will keep a number of tracks and the Twilight Campsite near Cape Reinga closed due to reports of feral dog sightings.


New kauri dieback sites found on Aotea/Great Barrier Island
8 Apr 2021   /

New kauri dieback sites found on Aotea/Great Barrier Island

The Department of Conservation is upgrading its tracks and installing hygiene stations on Great Barrier/Aotea Island after finding two new kauri dieback infected sites.


Iwi invited to have say on seaward extension
8 Apr 2021  

Iwi invited to have say on seaward extension

DOC is seeking input from iwi, hapū and whānau on its proposal to extend seaward boundaries in the Coromandel.


DOC waives media permits for conservation estate access
8 Apr 2021  

DOC waives media permits for conservation estate access

The Department of Conservation has decided that media should have the same access to conservation land that the public enjoy, and will no longer need to apply for a permit.


Health expert takes on conservation after Allan goes on leave
7 Apr 2021   /

Health expert takes on conservation after Allan goes on leave

Verrall will temporarily oversee the Department of Conservation as Allan focuses on cancer treatment.


DOC closes campsite after asbestos found
7 Apr 2021  

DOC closes campsite after asbestos found

The Department of Conservation has temporarily closed the campsite at Awaroa/Godley Head near Lyttelton after dangerous levels of asbestos was found nearby.


Rescued sea turtles released back into the ocean
25 Mar 2021  

Rescued sea turtles released back into the ocean

Cowabunga! New Zealand’s only turtle rescue and release scheme sends off two more.


Whio to be released in Arthurs Pass
24 Mar 2021   /

Whio to be released in Arthurs Pass

Seventeen hand-reared whio, or blue duck, are to be released in the Edwards and Mingha Valley in Arthurs Pass National Park.


DOC, Air NZ boost Kahurangi takahē
19 Mar 2021   /

DOC, Air NZ boost Kahurangi takahē

The Department of Conservation and Air New Zealand have given Kahurangi National Park 15 new takahē residents.


DOC upgrades historic East Coast hut
18 Mar 2021   /

DOC upgrades historic East Coast hut

The 56-year-old Kahunui Hut in the Waioeka Conservation Area on the East Coast has been upgraded to help preserve the area’s heritage.


DOC adds Waikato hut to online booking system
18 Mar 2021   /

DOC adds Waikato hut to online booking system

Trampers to Waikato’s Pahautea Hut in Pirongia Forest Park are now asked to book their stay via DOC’s online booking system.


Govt injects $45m into Westland to create up to 50 jobs
15 Mar 2021   /

Govt injects $45m into Westland to create up to 50 jobs

A South Westland project has received $45m in support of the country’s goal to be predator free by 2050.


DOC calls on island visitors to protect threatened species
15 Mar 2021   /

DOC calls on island visitors to protect threatened species

The Department of Conservation is urging Motuihe Island visitors to abide by “island etiquette” and protect threatened species on the Hauraki Gulf destination.


DOC calls for more Māui dolphin sightings for survey
12 Mar 2021   /

DOC calls for more Māui dolphin sightings for survey

The Department of Conservation is asking for Waikato west coast boaties to continue to report Māui dolphin sightings. 


DOC, Air NZ transport rare pāteke to Milford Track
5 Mar 2021   /

DOC, Air NZ transport rare pāteke to Milford Track

The Department of Conservation and Air New Zealand have given Milford Track’s resident pāteke or brown teal duck a boost.


DOC starts new phase of Taranaki Crossing project
5 Mar 2021   /

DOC starts new phase of Taranaki Crossing project

The Department of Conservation has started construction of new boardwalks across the Pouakai Tarns and the Ahukawakawa wetland as part of its Taranaki Crossing project.


DOC launches NIWA weather forecasting service
2 Mar 2021   /

DOC launches NIWA weather forecasting service

The Department of Conservation’s partnership with NIWA officially launches its new weather forecasting service today.


DOC opens popular track after upgrades
26 Feb 2021   /

DOC opens popular track after upgrades

The Department of Conservation has reopened the popular Mount William Walkway after closing it in November. 


Conservationist honoured by DOC with new hut
19 Feb 2021  

Conservationist honoured by DOC with new hut

The Department of Conservation has built a hut on the West Coast to honour the late Dr Andrew Dennis.


“Protect, connect, thrive” – DOC unveils first visitor strategy in 25 years
18 Feb 2021   /

“Protect, connect, thrive” – DOC unveils first visitor strategy in 25 years

DOC says it wants to work with the tourism sector to enhance its contribution to conservation.


Rob Roy Track reopens
12 Feb 2021   /

Rob Roy Track reopens

The track had been closed since July 2019 after a significant slip undercut the track, making it unsafe to access.


DOC urges campers to ‘tread lightly’ over Waitangi weekend
5 Feb 2021   /

DOC urges campers to ‘tread lightly’ over Waitangi weekend

DOC is reminding people to tread lightly and follow the rules at camping spots this Waitangi weekend, such Fiordland’s Mavora Lakes.


DOC to check America’s Cup spectator boats for pests
4 Feb 2021   /

DOC to check America’s Cup spectator boats for pests

Spectators hoping to catch views from Motutapu, Rangitoto and Motuihe would be met by rangers and conservation dogs to double check gear and vessels of any pests.


Wairarapa Moana Wetlands receives $3.5m boost
3 Feb 2021   /

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands receives $3.5m boost

The Wairarapa Moana Wetlands will receive a $3.5m boost from Jobs for Nature funding to scale up restoration efforts.


Popular Waikato tracks close for upgrades
3 Feb 2021   /

Popular Waikato tracks close for upgrades

Two tracks in Waikato’s popular Hakarimata Ranges will close this month for upgrades.


Dogs on holiday threaten wildlife – DOC
3 Feb 2021   /

Dogs on holiday threaten wildlife – DOC

Dogs are causing problems for wildlife in refuge areas, including one death of a rare tawaki or Fiordland crested penguin in Haast.


DOC to expand use Covid QR codes
27 Jan 2021   /

DOC to expand use Covid QR codes

DOC will expand the use of Covid-19 contact tracing QR codes after making them visible at all visitor centres and at serviced campsites.


DOC calls for boatie care after black turtle killed
27 Jan 2021   /

DOC calls for boatie care after black turtle killed

Boaties should give animals plenty of space and always watch where they are going, DOC says.


West Coast goldtown wins heritage status
17 Dec 2020   /

West Coast goldtown wins heritage status

Historic West Coast goldtown Waiuta will join Tohu Whenua, recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places.


Iwi, DOC launch Tongariro campaign
16 Dec 2020   /

Iwi, DOC launch Tongariro campaign

Visitors to Tongariro National Park are being asked to respect the values of the mountain in a new campaign from Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and the Department of Conservation.


Domestic demand shifts camp bookings online – DOC
15 Dec 2020   /

Domestic demand shifts camp bookings online – DOC

Ashpit and Brett Road campgrounds on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu in Rotorua now require online bookings, as the Department of Conservation looked to manage the effects of increased domestic tourism the summer season. 


Gannet Beach Adventures resumes Cape Kidnappers tours
10 Dec 2020   /

Gannet Beach Adventures resumes Cape Kidnappers tours

Gannet Beach Adventures tours at Cape Kidnappers will return to operations tomorrow after almost two years.


DOC seeks input on future of Kawarau/The Remarkables
10 Dec 2020   /

DOC seeks input on future of Kawarau/The Remarkables

The Department of Conservation is seeking public input on the Kawarau/The Remarkables ahead of a review into the status of the lands and waters in the Remarkables Conservation Area.


DOC reconsiders Fullers’ Motutapu/Rangitoto concession
9 Dec 2020   /

DOC reconsiders Fullers’ Motutapu/Rangitoto concession

An application by Fullers Group to operate guided tours on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands in the Hauraki Gulf should have been declined/


NIWA to become DOC’s new weather forecaster
7 Dec 2020   /

NIWA to become DOC’s new weather forecaster

There will be a new public website providing weather and river flow forecasts to give people visiting national parks and other conservation areas more detailed information.


Jobs for Nature critical for West Coast operators
30 Nov 2020   /

Jobs for Nature critical for West Coast operators

The Government’s Jobs for Nature programme is critical to keeping staff employed who otherwise have been let go, says Fox Glacier Guiding chief executive Rob Jewell.


DOC appeals for info on West Coast vandals
30 Nov 2020   /

DOC appeals for info on West Coast vandals

DOC spent around $20,000 each year repairing damage.


DOC completes tahr control for 2020
27 Nov 2020   /

DOC completes tahr control for 2020

The Department of Conservation has completed its planned Himalayan tahr control operations for 2020.


DOC warns visitors following arrival of leopard seal
24 Nov 2020   /

DOC warns visitors following arrival of leopard seal

The Department of Conservation is reminding people to take care around marine mammals coming to shore this summer after the arrival of a leopard seal on a Taranaki beach.


DOC urges Kiwis to get outdoors but go prepared
18 Nov 2020  

DOC urges Kiwis to get outdoors but go prepared

With border restrictions and a call to support regions and domestic tourism operators, DOC was expecting more New Zealanders out and about this summer.


DOC urges caution to drivers after seal death
11 Nov 2020   /

DOC urges caution to drivers after seal death

DOC is urging beach goers to drive carefully on the foreshore after a critically injured kekeno/seal pup had to be euthanised on a Christchurch beach.


Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs
10 Nov 2020   /

Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs

The Department of Conservation will close public access to Tāne Mahuta, in Waipoua Forest, from Monday 16 November to Thursday 19 November 2020.


DOC concession revenue dives due to Covid
4 Nov 2020  

DOC concession revenue dives due to Covid

The department has waived most tourism-related fees to help struggling operators.


Eves Valley reserve recovering from fire
4 Nov 2020   /

Eves Valley reserve recovering from fire

The edges and hillslopes of the 28-hectare reserve near Nelson were burnt by the fire that spread over 2400 hectares.


Protected islands not for dogs
2 Nov 2020   /

Protected islands not for dogs

The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to stick to the rules as an influx of visitors were found bringing dogs to Auckland islands, which are home to endangered species.


DOC seeks feedback on conservation land cycle tracks
27 Oct 2020   /

DOC seeks feedback on conservation land cycle tracks

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on new areas identified for cycle tracks and trails on public conservation lands and waters across Otago.


Jobs for Nature sees skydive staff upgrade track
21 Oct 2020   /

Jobs for Nature sees skydive staff upgrade track

Staff from Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier have been lending a hand to upgrade tracks in South Westland as part of the $1.3bn Jobs for Nature programme.


DOC boosts protection of marine reserves
19 Oct 2020   /

DOC boosts protection of marine reserves

The Department of Conservation has appointed a new marine reserve ranger to help protect marine life in Tasman Bay’s two marine reserves.


DOC warns people handling little blue penguins
13 Oct 2020   /

DOC warns people handling little blue penguins

The Department of Conservation is warning people about handling kororā/little blue penguins after reports of people in Napier posing images of themselves holding the birds on social media.