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DOC to trial first national park visitor cap outside of Great Walks
13 May 2022   /

DOC to trial first national park visitor cap outside of Great Walks

The exact cap is still to be determined but local iwi has suggested 800, says DOC.


Commercial bookings take 1.4% of Great Walks availability – DOC
13 May 2022   /

Commercial bookings take 1.4% of Great Walks availability – DOC

Operators, businesses and agents accounted for 1.4% of all Great Walks bookings for the 2022-23 season, says DOC.


DOC re-opens Paparoa Track ahead of schedule
13 May 2022   /

DOC re-opens Paparoa Track ahead of schedule

The Department of Conservation has reopened a section of the Paparoa Track on the West Coast ahead of schedule.


Another Hector’s dolphin death – 15 in 6 months down south
11 May 2022   /

Another Hector’s dolphin death – 15 in 6 months down south

The Department of Conservation has reported the 15th dead Hector’s dolphin around the South Island since November last year.


Deep-sea cams explore life in Kaikōura Canyon
11 May 2022   /

Deep-sea cams explore life in Kaikōura Canyon

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has conducted a survey of the Kaikōura Canyon to help the Department of Conservation understand more about marine life inside and outside Hikurangi Marine Reserve.


Govt kicks off conservation estate concessions consultation
6 May 2022   /

Govt kicks off conservation estate concessions consultation

Operators may have a more efficient system to deal with if proposed changes proceed.


Kiwis snap up 80% of Milford Track bookings
5 May 2022   /

Kiwis snap up 80% of Milford Track bookings

Around 80% of the 7,480 Milford Track bookings for the 2022-23 season came from New Zealanders, says the Department of Conservation.


Milford Track books out in minutes as internationals return
3 May 2022   /

Milford Track books out in minutes as internationals return

Milford Track booked out in a quarter of an hour this morning after the Department of Conservation opened reservations for its 2022-23 Great Walks season.


Great Walks suffer 17% fall in overnight visitors over summer
28 Apr 2022   /

Great Walks suffer 17% fall in overnight visitors over summer

The decline has hit DOC in the pocket with revenue from its flagship experiences suffering.


Funding enhances World Heritage bid, creates 50 jobs – govt
27 Apr 2022   /

Funding enhances World Heritage bid, creates 50 jobs – govt

Auckland’s bid to have its volcanic field recognised as a World Heritage site will get a boost from funding for Jobs for Nature initiatives, says the government.


Forest & Bird takes legal action over DOC decision
27 Apr 2022   /

Forest & Bird takes legal action over DOC decision

Forest & Bird is taking legal action against the Department of Conservation’s decision to allow a marina developer to displace a little penguin colony at Waiheke Island.


Popular Hawke’s Bay track closed by landslide
27 Apr 2022   /

Popular Hawke’s Bay track closed by landslide

The Department of Conservation has closed a section of the Tangoio Falls in Hawke’s Bay due to recent weather events.


DOC asks hunters to share backcountry over roar
14 Apr 2022   /

DOC asks hunters to share backcountry over roar

DOC says hunters need to share the backcountry, including huts and tracks, safely and are mindful of others during this season’s roar.


Dolomite Point’s $26m attraction finally underway
12 Apr 2022   /

Dolomite Point’s $26m attraction finally underway

Construction work on the main phase of the Department of Conservation’s Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project at Punakaiki will start next month.


DOC, conservation law reforms needed to address Treaty failings – report
11 Apr 2022   /

DOC, conservation law reforms needed to address Treaty failings – report

A report into the Department of Conservation’s treatment of Treaty of Waitangi obligations has recommended a major reform of the conservation system and the way DOC works with iwi and hapu.


DOC lifts vax requirements for accommodation
5 Apr 2022   /

DOC lifts vax requirements for accommodation

The Department of Conservation is suspending its requirement for people to be fully vaccinated to use its accommodation, in line with updated public health guidance.


Hump Ridge Track’s Great Walk upgrade begins
5 Apr 2022   /

Hump Ridge Track’s Great Walk upgrade begins

The upgrade of Hump Ridge Track to Great Walk status is underway, with the first spade hitting the ground in Southland this week.


DOC approves penguin removal at controversial development
31 Mar 2022   /

DOC approves penguin removal at controversial development

The Department of Conservation has granted authority for Kennedy Point Marina Development Limited to capture, handle and relocate kororā/little blue penguin at the Kennedy Point site.


DOC to review submissions on proposed marine reserve at Waiheke
30 Mar 2022   /

DOC to review submissions on proposed marine reserve at Waiheke

The Department of Conservation will review public submissions on the proposed marine reserve at Hākaimangō – Matiatia on Waiheke Island.


Another dead Hector’s dolphin discovered
23 Mar 2022   /

Another dead Hector’s dolphin discovered

A dead Hector’s dolphin has been discovered on Christchurch’s New Brighton Beach last Saturday.


Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
22 Mar 2022   /

Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

So much to see and do in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, from DOC.


Impacts of tourism on nature wins DOC scholarship
18 Mar 2022   /

Impacts of tourism on nature wins DOC scholarship

Research into the impacts of tourism on nature has been selected as one of this year’s Te Papa Atawhai Postgraduate Scholarship from the Department of Conservation.


DOC bookings open April, Great Walks in May
16 Mar 2022   /

DOC bookings open April, Great Walks in May

The Department of Conservation will open bookings in April for its huts, lodges and campsites for the 2022-23 season.


DOC seeks feedback on Waiheke Island marine reserve
15 Mar 2022   /

DOC seeks feedback on Waiheke Island marine reserve

The 2,350-hectare marine reserve would span The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on a proposal to establish a 2350-hectare marine reserve covering Hākaimangō Point to Matiatia Bay.


Landslip closes part of Remutaka Cycle Trail
10 Mar 2022   /

Landslip closes part of Remutaka Cycle Trail

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DOC questions value of Milford Sound airstrip, scenic planes
9 Mar 2022   /

DOC questions value of Milford Sound airstrip, scenic planes

Fixed wing aircraft may be incompatible with one of the jewels in NZ’s tourism crown, says one of DOC’s leaders.


DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge
7 Mar 2022   /

DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge

The first stage of work in repairing storm damage to the Heaphy Track will begin late next week, the Department of Conservation has confirmed.


Covid cases close Whanganui Journey Great Walk
3 Mar 2022   /

Covid cases close Whanganui Journey Great Walk

The Department of Conservation has closed the Whanganui Journey Great Walk due to confirmed cases of Covid-19 among a group of paddlers.


Jobs for Nature: Kiwi restoration project launches
2 Mar 2022   /

Jobs for Nature: Kiwi restoration project launches

The Southern Ruahine Kiwi Habitat Restoration Project has officially launched.


Heaphy Track partially closed for months – DOC
11 Feb 2022   /

Heaphy Track partially closed for months – DOC

Through-trips on the Heaphy Track will not be possible for several months following severe damage caused by torrential rain last week.


Severe storm damage closes Heaphy Track
10 Feb 2022   /

Severe storm damage closes Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is closed following torrential rain last week that severely damaged parts of the track.


Air NZ, DOC give kiwi chicks wind beneath their wings
20 Jan 2022   /

Air NZ, DOC give kiwi chicks wind beneath their wings

Air New Zealand has transported three kiwi chicks to their new home on Motuara Island, a predator free island in the Queen Charlotte Sound.


Conservation laws overhaul will help operators – TIA
13 Dec 2021   /

Conservation laws overhaul will help operators – TIA

Moves to overhaul conservation legislation over the next four years will help tourism operators work better with the country’s natural resources, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


DOC urges responsible camping this summer
13 Dec 2021   /

DOC urges responsible camping this summer

The Department of Conservation says it is preparing to host around 60,000 campers over the summer and is asking people to be respectful and responsible while it works to keep them safe.


Fiordland DOC hut Covid location of interest
8 Dec 2021   /

Fiordland DOC hut Covid location of interest

The Department of Conservation’s Green Lake Hut hut in Fiordland National Park has been named a location of interest after a visit by a Covid case last weekend.


DOC mandates vaccination for accommodation, campsites…
3 Dec 2021   /

DOC mandates vaccination for accommodation, campsites…

Unvaccinated people can still use tracks and most of DOC’s toilets but not hut facilities or campgrounds.


 Tūhoe plans electric water taxi for Lake Waikaremoana
24 Nov 2021   /

 Tūhoe plans electric water taxi for Lake Waikaremoana

Tūhoe says it is investing in a custom-built electric passenger boat, to replace previous water taxis and reduce fuel pollution on Lake Waikaremoana.


New operator seeks marine mammal viewing permit
23 Nov 2021   /

New operator seeks marine mammal viewing permit

Coromandel Ocean Adventures is applying to the Department of Conservation for a marine mammal viewing permit.


Bay of Islands marine sanctuary to launch, limits approach to 300m
18 Nov 2021   /

Bay of Islands marine sanctuary to launch, limits approach to 300m

A marine mammal sanctuary to protect declining numbers of bottlenose dolphins in the Bay of Island will come into force on 15 December.


Hakarimata track in Waikato opens with precautions
18 Nov 2021   /

Hakarimata track in Waikato opens with precautions

The Hakarimata Summit Track in Waikato has re-opened at Covid-19 alert level 2.


End of DOC waiver will push operators towards closure – National’s Mooney
15 Nov 2021   /

End of DOC waiver will push operators towards closure – National’s Mooney

The Department of Conservation’s decision to end the waiver for concession fees at the end of this year will force some operators out of business, says the National Party.


$1.8m Jobs for Nature funding to create 10 roles
15 Nov 2021   /

$1.8m Jobs for Nature funding to create 10 roles

Ten new jobs in Dannevirke will be created thanks to $1.78m Jobs for Nature funding.


DOC: Please observe rules on trips to pest-free islands
12 Nov 2021  

DOC: Please observe rules on trips to pest-free islands

Visitors to pest-free Hauraki Gulf islands Motuora, Kawau, Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto and Motuihe should follow the rules there to protect the wildlife, says the Department of Conservation.


Fullers360 resumes sailings to conservation islands
11 Nov 2021   /

Fullers360 resumes sailings to conservation islands

Fullers360 will start sailings to the Hauraki Gulf conservation islands for recreational visitors from tomorrow, Friday 12 November.


End of DOC concession waiver draws fire from industry
10 Nov 2021   /

End of DOC concession waiver draws fire from industry

“Hugely disappointing, lacking empathy” – industry groups slam the department’s decision to end the support.


New Mirror Tarn platform thanks to PGF
10 Nov 2021  

New Mirror Tarn platform thanks to PGF

A new viewing platform at the Mirror Tarn in Ōpārara Basin near Karamea on the West Coast is open as part of a series of improvements made possible by $5.7m from the Provincial Growth Fund.


Major works for Taranaki Crossing tracks over summer
9 Nov 2021   /

Major works for Taranaki Crossing tracks over summer

Around 95% of Taranaki Crossing routes will be upgraded over summer.


Jobs for Nature project finds rare parakeet
5 Nov 2021  

Jobs for Nature project finds rare parakeet

A rare parakeet has been found in an area for the first time since 2006 thanks to a Jobs for Nature project.


‘Bowed’ moa on display at DOC visitor centre
3 Nov 2021  

‘Bowed’ moa on display at DOC visitor centre

A complete moa skeleton in an unfamiliar pose is now on display at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre in the Coromandel.


New Heaphy Track “absolutely awesome”
3 Nov 2021   /

New Heaphy Track “absolutely awesome”

The new Lewis Shelter on the Heaphy Track has opened to strong reviews.