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$2m in two hours – DOC reaps rewards from new Great Walks service
17 Aug 2018   /

$2m in two hours – DOC reaps rewards from new Great Walks service

Milford Track had the highest demand on opening day of DOC’s new booking system.


Women dominate conservation board appointments
6 Aug 2018  

Women dominate conservation board appointments

Women dominate a list of 57 new appointments to New Zealand’s conservation boards – a key link between the Department of Conservation and the community.


Mystery deaths in Kaikōura whale population
31 Jul 2018   /

Mystery deaths in Kaikōura whale population

The deaths are the first ever recorded of identifiable individuals from the Kaikōura canyon population.


DOC earmarks another 34 track closures to combat kauri dieback
12 Jul 2018   /

DOC earmarks another 34 track closures to combat kauri dieback

Thirty-four tracks have been earmarked for full or partial closure by the Department of Conservation, which is seeking feedback on its latest attempt to combat kauri dieback disease.


DOC: Give the whale space
6 Jul 2018   /

DOC: Give the whale space

The Department of Conservation is warning keen whale watchers to keep at least 50m away from the rare southern right whale/tohora currently in Wellington Harbour.


Temporary track closures spread to Kauri Coast
19 Jun 2018   /

Temporary track closures spread to Kauri Coast

A number of tracks on the Kauri Coast are to be closed temporarily as the Department of Conservation continues to battle the spread of kauri dieback disease.


DOC launches new $3m booking service for Great Walks
11 Jun 2018   /

DOC launches new $3m booking service for Great Walks

The Department of Conservation has launched its new $3m online booking service for those wanting to tramp one of the country’s nine Great Walks.


i-SITEs, DOC visitor centres consider further collaboration
7 Jun 2018   /

i-SITEs, DOC visitor centres consider further collaboration

The i-SITE Visitor Information Network and Department of Conservation have held a workshop in Auckland to discuss further collaboration.


From frustration to full support – operators on the Great Walks fees hike
5 Jun 2018   /

From frustration to full support – operators on the Great Walks fees hike

A plan to double foreign tourist fees has met a mixed reception.


International visitor fees doubled on four Great Walks
2 Jun 2018   /

International visitor fees doubled on four Great Walks

Foreign tourists will soon have to pay up to $140 per night to stay at some huts along the country’s Great Walks.


Watch: Help name DOC’s newest Royal cam albatross
30 May 2018  

Watch: Help name DOC’s newest Royal cam albatross

For the third year running DOC is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on Otago Peninsula.


DOC: International visitors – and challenges – continue to climb
25 May 2018  

DOC: International visitors – and challenges – continue to climb

Management and compliance issues have increased in NZ’s national parks.


“Unlawful” glacier landings to stop
24 Apr 2018  

“Unlawful” glacier landings to stop

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is today declaring victory over the Department of Conservation’s decision to allow a massive number of helicopter landings on a remote Fiordland Glacier.


Mt Karioi tracks closed following myrtle rust find
3 Apr 2018   /

Mt Karioi tracks closed following myrtle rust find

DOC is closing the Mt Karioi summit tracks, near Raglan, following a confirmed finding of myrtle rust. It will be closed to the public until further notice.


DOC, Lincoln partner to manage growing tourism economy
12 Mar 2018   / /

DOC, Lincoln partner to manage growing tourism economy

Lincoln University and the Department of Conservation are teaming up to meet “a desperate need” in the parks and recreation sector.


DOC: Introducing the new Royal cam albatross family
8 Mar 2018   /

DOC: Introducing the new Royal cam albatross family

A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.


Thirty tracks proposed for Great Walk status
2 Feb 2018   / /

Thirty tracks proposed for Great Walk status

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Karangahake Gorge heritage site to get a new bridge
20 Dec 2017  

Karangahake Gorge heritage site to get a new bridge

The construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark will begin in January 2018.


Tourists urged to take care on backcountry roads
19 Dec 2017  

Tourists urged to take care on backcountry roads

DOC is urging tourists to take care when driving on New Zealand’s backcountry roads ahead of what is expected to bumper summer season.


Support for Cape Foulwind conservation
18 Dec 2017  

Support for Cape Foulwind conservation

A project to protect native species and enhance the landscape of Cape Foulwind in Buller will be boosted by support from the DOC Community Fund.


DOC: Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk
4 Dec 2017  

DOC: Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are urged to be fire wise this summer as warm, dry weather persists in the south.


Kaikōura’s native species & conservation areas – a year later
14 Nov 2017   /

Kaikōura’s native species & conservation areas – a year later

DOC staff have had a busy year managing the impacts of the November 2016 earthquake on native species and conservation areas and that work continues.


Minister: Tourism wins over mining on DOC land
9 Nov 2017   /

Minister: Tourism wins over mining on DOC land

Conservation land should be protected for tourism and not be made available for mining, says the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.


Air NZ on track with new Short Walks and Day Hikes
6 Nov 2017   /

Air NZ on track with new Short Walks and Day Hikes

Air New Zealand is expanding its long-term Department of Conservation partnership to boost conservation and biodiversity efforts on DOC’s new Short Walks and Day Hikes network.


FMC, NZRA welcome new Conservation Minister and funding
26 Oct 2017   /

FMC, NZRA welcome new Conservation Minister and funding

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Businesses recognised for conservation successes
19 Oct 2017  

Businesses recognised for conservation successes

The Department of Conservation has praised Canterbury businesses for getting involved in conservation and helping to make a difference for our native wildlife and habitats.


Predator Free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week
16 Oct 2017  

Predator Free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is encouraging New Zealanders to get out and enjoy their own backyards and make a difference locally during Conservation Week, which started on Saturday.


New Great Walks – have your say
6 Oct 2017  

New Great Walks – have your say

The Department of Conservation (DOC) says there’s a high level of interest in its call to find out from iwi, communities and others where they think New Zealand’s next Great Walks should be.


Land corridor connects Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks
7 Sep 2017  

Land corridor connects Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks

Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are now connected by a 169-hectare block of land purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund.


Where should the next Great Walks be?
4 Sep 2017  

Where should the next Great Walks be?

The government has started its process of finding out from New Zealanders where they want the Department of Conservation’s next Great Walks to be.


Cascade Creek campsite ready for summer
2 Aug 2017  

Cascade Creek campsite ready for summer

The Department of Conservation is prepped for another busy season on the Milford Road with upgrades to the popular Cascade Creek campsite almost complete.


Minister pays tribute to DOC rangers
1 Aug 2017  

Minister pays tribute to DOC rangers

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has paid tribute to the work of Department of Conservation rangers as part of events to mark World Ranger Day yesterday.


Tūmanako/hope for feisty albatross chick
5 Jul 2017  

Tūmanako/hope for feisty albatross chick

The votes are in and the albatross star of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) ‘royal cam’ has been named Tūmanako meaning hope, wish, desire.  


Tourism New Zealand launches ‘voice of the visitor’ strategy
13 Jun 2017   /

Tourism New Zealand launches ‘voice of the visitor’ strategy

Tourism New Zealand has launched its new strategy to communicate the ‘voice of the visitor’ through a partnership with the Department of Conservation.


DOC refutes Oparara “developer” claims
17 May 2017  

DOC refutes Oparara “developer” claims

Contrary to recent media reports, DOC has not committed to any “theme park” style development in the Oparara Basin.