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Jobs for Nature projects create 165 jobs in Gisborne
27 Jul 2021   /

Jobs for Nature projects create 165 jobs in Gisborne

The announcement of four new Jobs for Nature projects in Gisborne is set to create 165 jobs over the next three years.


DOC to audit some concession holders
26 Jul 2021  

DOC to audit some concession holders

The Department of Conservation is carrying out a 12-month audit on some concession holders.


DOC issues warning for unleashed dogs after kiwi death
23 Jul 2021   /

DOC issues warning for unleashed dogs after kiwi death

The Department of Conservation has warned that dogs must be kept on a leash while on conservation land, following the death of a kiwi.


DOC closes Heaphy Track because of storm damage
22 Jul 2021   /

DOC closes Heaphy Track because of storm damage

DOC says repair work underway but no estimate available for when the iconic track might be re-opened.


DOC launches new campsite pass
2 Jul 2021  

DOC launches new campsite pass

New pass for campers rather than hut users, with aim to boost use off-peak.


Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans
23 Jun 2021   /

Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans

Increasing protected sea areas from the current 9.8% to 30% has the potential to boost marine tourism, says a Northland operator.


Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan
22 Jun 2021   /

Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan

DOC could restrict interactions with marine mammals and will assess the capacity for increased tourism under the new strategy.


Bookings for summer season Great Walks open
15 Jun 2021  

Bookings for summer season Great Walks open

Milford, Heaphy and Rakuira tracks open first.


Wairarapa DOC sites record 39% revenue lift over summer
15 Jun 2021   /

Wairarapa DOC sites record 39% revenue lift over summer

Staff see more first time campers than in many years.


Milford landing rights likely to rollover into 2022
14 Jun 2021   /

Milford landing rights likely to rollover into 2022

But the future of Milford’s airfield remains uncertain as stakeholders jockey for the tourism minister’s ear.


DOC tracks closed, damaged due to floods
4 Jun 2021  

DOC tracks closed, damaged due to floods

Caution urged for long weekend amid warnings of washouts, slips, windfall and general flooding.


New app to support planning, safety on DOC tracks
4 Jun 2021   /

New app to support planning, safety on DOC tracks

The Mountain Safety Council has developed a new app with the support of the Police to assist with planning a walk or tramp.


DOC urges Waitomo visitors to report vandalism
28 May 2021  

DOC urges Waitomo visitors to report vandalism

The Department of Conservation is urging visitors to Waitomo’s Mangaokewa Reserve to report fly tipping, vandalism and suspicious behaviour as damage and dumping continues at the sacred location.


Perspectives: Sanson on eight years leading DOC
26 May 2021   /

Perspectives: Sanson on eight years leading DOC

In a message sent to stakeholders on Tuesday, Lou Sanson notes his highlights during his eight years in the post.


DOC’s Lou Sanson sets departure date, to leave after eight years
25 May 2021   /

DOC’s Lou Sanson sets departure date, to leave after eight years

The director-general says he will leave on 13 September.


Govt grants DOC $5.1m for EV fleet
14 May 2021   /

Govt grants DOC $5.1m for EV fleet

The Department of Conservation has received $5.1m from the government to purchase 148 electric vehicles and install charging infrastructure.


Te Anau Helicopter applies for 30 year lease at Milford Sound
12 May 2021   /

Te Anau Helicopter applies for 30 year lease at Milford Sound

DOC calling for submissions by 4 June.


DOC expands international pricing to more Great Walks
11 May 2021   /

DOC expands international pricing to more Great Walks

Weekend pricing has also been introduced for some high-use DOC huts.


DOC proposes hunter-led tahr control
11 May 2021   /

DOC proposes hunter-led tahr control

A hunter-led approach to tahr management in planning for South Rakaia/Rangitata.


Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored
10 May 2021  

Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored

Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.


Tracks re-open after lack of feral dog pack evidence
10 May 2021   /

Tracks re-open after lack of feral dog pack evidence

A group of popular Northland tracks have reopened due to actions taken to manage the threat of feral dogs, says the Department of Conservation.


Ruahine Forest Park hut reopens with upgrades
7 May 2021   /

Ruahine Forest Park hut reopens with upgrades

The popular Sunrise Hut and Sunrise Track in the Ruahine Forest Park has reopened to the public, following renovations and improvements to the track.


DOC reopens popular Hacket Track – but only temporarily
30 Apr 2021   /

DOC reopens popular Hacket Track – but only temporarily

The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Hacket Track in the Mount Richmond Forest Park in Marlborough, with a temporary trail around a landslip on 13 April.


Legal action launched over public access to reserve
29 Apr 2021   /

Legal action launched over public access to reserve

Public Access New Zealand has launched legal proceedings against Land Information New Zealand to allow for all-year access in the Molesworth reserve in the Marlborough region.


Consultation opens on Mt Ruapehu parking changes
28 Apr 2021  

Consultation opens on Mt Ruapehu parking changes

Changes to be implemented from winter, submissions close 21 May.


DOC, operators hope for smooth landing on Milford concessions
27 Apr 2021   /

DOC, operators hope for smooth landing on Milford concessions

Parties appear to be working together to avoid conflict, emphasizing process to ensure no surprises.


Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC
22 Apr 2021   /

Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC

But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.


DOC calls for public submissions on marine sanctuary
21 Apr 2021  

DOC calls for public submissions on marine sanctuary

The Department of Conservation has invited the public to have their say on a proposed marine mammal sanctuary that would encompass the entire Bay of Islands.


DOC reopens Waikato track with upgrades
19 Apr 2021   /

DOC reopens Waikato track with upgrades

Waikato’s popular southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway can appeal to wider range of users.


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.