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DOC reminds visitors to Mahaanui of new conservation rules
18 Sep 2020   /

DOC reminds visitors to Mahaanui of new conservation rules

The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to the Mahaanui district in Otautahi/Christchurch to follow conservation laws. 


DOC tweaks tahr control after meeting hunting group
15 Sep 2020   /

DOC tweaks tahr control after meeting hunting group

The Department of Conservation has finalised its Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2020/21 after meeting the Game Animal Council.


Wildlife institutions share $9.6m relief funding
11 Sep 2020   /

Wildlife institutions share $9.6m relief funding

The country’s zoos, eco-sanctuaries, wildlife parks and rehabilitation facilities will share $9.6m to help them cope with the impacts of Covid-19.


Conservation law breakers could face DOC fines up to $800
10 Sep 2020  

Conservation law breakers could face DOC fines up to $800

Those breaking the conservation laws that protect natural places and native species may face fines as the Department of Conservation’s new enforcement system rolls out.


DOC grant funds Taranaki tracks and traps
10 Sep 2020   /

DOC grant funds Taranaki tracks and traps

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga has gained a $48,144 grant for a range of work in the Taramoukou Conservation Area in the northern Taranaki.    


Visitors urged to give young seals space
3 Sep 2020  

Visitors urged to give young seals space

July through to September were known as the ‘hauling out’ months for seals, with weaned pups coming ashore to rest, sometimes in what seem like unusual places.


DOC reveals albatross ambassador name
3 Sep 2020   /

DOC reveals albatross ambassador name

This year’s Royal Cam toroa/albatross star has been named Atawhai, meaning ‘kindness’ or ‘care’, following record voters in the Name the Chick competition.


Govt grants $5.4m for 116 conservation projects
2 Sep 2020   /

Govt grants $5.4m for 116 conservation projects

The money is from the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund/Pūtea Tautiaki Hapori.


DOC releases final tahr control plan
2 Sep 2020   /

DOC releases final tahr control plan

The Department of Conservation has released its new Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2020/2021 after consultation with stakeholders.


Kapiti Island remains predator free – DOC
2 Sep 2020   /

Kapiti Island remains predator free – DOC

DOC says the 15,000 people that visit each year all have a role to play in keeping the island predator free.


DOC urges boaties give marine mammals wide berth
25 Aug 2020   /

DOC urges boaties give marine mammals wide berth

DOC is asking Waikato boaties to give give marine mammals a wide berth after footage emerged of a vessel appearing to collide with a whale off the coast near Raglan.


DOC tells snowmobilers to stick to designated zones
20 Aug 2020  

DOC tells snowmobilers to stick to designated zones

The Department of Conservation is asking snowmobile enthusiasts to keep to designated areas in the Old Man Range/Kopuwai conservation area in Otago.


Milford Track 97% full in first hour of bookings
19 Aug 2020   /

Milford Track 97% full in first hour of bookings

Bookings opened at 9.30am yesterday with 500 made in the first 5 minutes and more than 1000 after the 10-minute mark.


New walking experience for West Coast – DOC
18 Aug 2020   /

New walking experience for West Coast – DOC

A new loop track and bridge has been opened at Hokitika Gorge, creating a one-hour walking experience.


New maps for Himalayan tahr trophy hunters
18 Aug 2020   /

New maps for Himalayan tahr trophy hunters

Hunters seeking a trophy Himalayan tahr can now access new maps showing where mature bulls were seen during recent control operations, says the Department of Conservation.


Conservation Week ‘a chance to be with nature’ – DOC
17 Aug 2020   /

Conservation Week ‘a chance to be with nature’ – DOC

New Zealanders are being encouraged to focus on the well-being benefits of spending time in nature during Conservation Week.


DOC’s Auckland facilities closed at alert level 3
14 Aug 2020  

DOC’s Auckland facilities closed at alert level 3

All Department of Conservation offices, visitors centres, huts, campsites and lodges in the Auckland region are closed under Covid-19 alert level 3.


Conservation course for job seekers extended
13 Aug 2020   /

Conservation course for job seekers extended

The Department of Conservation and Ministry of Social Development’s conservation training programme for job seekers in Canterbury has been extended for three years.


Climate change to become a “key consideration” in DOC concessions
7 Aug 2020   /

Climate change to become a “key consideration” in DOC concessions

Conservation estate attractions could suffer more damage, become inaccessible or disappear, says a new report.


Milford, Routeburn Great Walks to reopen this summer
3 Aug 2020   /

Milford, Routeburn Great Walks to reopen this summer

The tracks were extensively damaged by an extreme weather event in February 2020.


DOC urges Kiwis to explore own backyard this conservation week
30 Jul 2020   /

DOC urges Kiwis to explore own backyard this conservation week

The Department of Conservation is urging Kiwis to get out and explore nature for this year’s Conservation Week, which runs from 15 – 23 August.


Cathedral Cove’s “loo with a view” gets seasonal clean
30 Jul 2020   /

Cathedral Cove’s “loo with a view” gets seasonal clean

The cleaning operation required the use of a helicopter and its crew, a septic tank truck and several DOC staff to empty more than 3.5 tonnes of waste.


DOC seeks name for international albatross star
28 Jul 2020  

DOC seeks name for international albatross star

DOC has launched this year’s competition to name the live-streamed toroa/northern royal albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.


DOC to review West Coast strategy
22 Jul 2020   /

DOC to review West Coast strategy

The CMS needed to respond to changes in recreational use such as the increasing popularity of mountain biking.


Hundreds of hunters protest as DOC begins tahr kill
20 Jul 2020   /

Hundreds of hunters protest as DOC begins tahr kill

About 450 hunters crowded the road from Lake Pukaki to Aoraki/Mt Cook to protest the Department of Conservation’s tahr cull.


DOC “scaring people” from Cape Kidnappers – operator
16 Jul 2020   /

DOC “scaring people” from Cape Kidnappers – operator

Gannet Beach Adventures hits back at claims it is unsafe to use a DOC track to visit the area’s popular gannet colony.


Timber Trail shelter targeted by vandals again – DOC
16 Jul 2020   /

Timber Trail shelter targeted by vandals again – DOC

DOC is urging visitors to Pureora Forest to report damage and suspicious behaviour after a shelter was targeted by vandals for a second time.


DOC, HDC: Walk Cape Kidnappers track ‘at own risk’
15 Jul 2020   /

DOC, HDC: Walk Cape Kidnappers track ‘at own risk’

The Department of Conservation and Hastings District Council will reopen the Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui track later this year, allowing walkers to access the track at their own risk.


Washout closes popular BOP track
15 Jul 2020   /

Washout closes popular BOP track

A section of track at the Fairbrother Loop in Ōhope Scenic Reserve has been made impassable due to a washout, meaning visitors will no longer have a loop option while repairs are made over the next few weeks.


High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF
13 Jul 2020   /

High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF

Hunting operators have welcomed a High Court ruling instructing the Department of Conservation to undertake further consultation on its 2020-2021 tahr culling plans.


Queenstown kiwi go wild in Whirinaki
9 Jul 2020   /

Queenstown kiwi go wild in Whirinaki

Two Queenstown kiwi have been released into the wild of Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park south of Rotorua.


Popular Lake Daniell hut rebuilt and open for visitors
7 Jul 2020   /

Popular Lake Daniell hut rebuilt and open for visitors

The Department of Conservation has rebuilt a hut at Lake Daniell in the Maruia Valley on the West Coast.


Operators take aim at tahr cull with High Court action
6 Jul 2020   /

Operators take aim at tahr cull with High Court action

Hunting operators have thrown their weight behind a Tahr Foundation campaign which will see the Department of Conservation’s new tahr-culling operation challenged in the High Court this week.


DOC’s tahr kill ‘undermines tourism’ – ACT
1 Jul 2020   /

DOC’s tahr kill ‘undermines tourism’ – ACT

Tourism businesses and rural communities will be undermined by DOC’s new tahr cull, according to ACT’s firearms and outdoors spokesperson Nicole McKee.


Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays
30 Jun 2020   /

Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays

Matata Campground and Whirinaki Recreation Camp both needed upgrades and safety work undertaken and had extended closures after the Covid-19 lockdown while the work was done.


DOC waives concession fees until June 2021
26 Jun 2020  

DOC waives concession fees until June 2021

The measure will help save operators $25m in concession, management and monitoring fees.


DOC launches new accommodation, campsite booking platform
24 Jun 2020  

DOC launches new accommodation, campsite booking platform

The Department of Conservation’s new booking system for conservation hut and campsites goes live tomorrow, Thursday 25 June.


Partners pitch in to re-launch Franz Josef guided hikes
19 Jun 2020   /

Partners pitch in to re-launch Franz Josef guided hikes

Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the Department of Conservation and Totally Tourism’s The Helicopter Line have teamed up to re-open Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes at the start of next month.


Record bookings for Great Walks – DOC
18 Jun 2020   /

Record bookings for Great Walks – DOC

New Zealand’s Great Walks have attracted a record number of bookings with a 36% increase in overall reservations, says the Department of Conservation.


RAL, DOC impose ski field limits
18 Jun 2020   /

RAL, DOC impose ski field limits

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts aims to limit ski field numbers to 4500 a day at Whakapapa and 3700 at Turoa, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


Mangorei Track upgrade marks Taranaki Crossing milestone
18 Jun 2020   /

Mangorei Track upgrade marks Taranaki Crossing milestone

The first section of the Mangorei Track, part of the Taranaki Crossing Project, has been completed.


Hundreds already employed in jobs for nature – Sage
12 Jun 2020   /

Hundreds already employed in jobs for nature – Sage

Hundreds of people are already ‘working for nature’ as part of the Government’s investment in job redeployment for those affected by the Covid-19 downturn, says minister of conservation Eugenie Sage.


DOC closes Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan for animal control
11 Jun 2020   /

DOC closes Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan for animal control

The Department of Conservation has today closed Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan, to enable contractors to safely control goats in the area.


Great Walks open for bookings
8 Jun 2020   /

Great Walks open for bookings

Bookings for the Great Walks will open between 9 and 11 June, excluding Milford and Routeburn tracks which are still undergoing storm repairs.


Aoraki review restarts but operator limbo continues
2 Jun 2020   /

Aoraki review restarts but operator limbo continues

Southern operators face further delays to national park project plans.


Trampers urged to book even though hut capacity increased
2 Jun 2020   /

Trampers urged to book even though hut capacity increased

The Department of Conservation has lifted the capacity of its huts.


DOC reopens popular summit track
29 May 2020   /

DOC reopens popular summit track

The Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato has reopened to the public.


Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites to remain closed – DOC
25 May 2020   /

Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites to remain closed – DOC

Matata Campground and Whirinaki Recreation Camp in Eastern Bay of Plenty will remain closed until July 2020 to undertake upgrades and safety work


Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction
15 May 2020   /

Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction

Work to improve safety and provide for the protection of the sensitive environment of the West Coast’s Ōpārara Basin is set to begin at alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.


Popular Waikato track to remain closed under level 2
14 May 2020   /

Popular Waikato track to remain closed under level 2

The Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato will remain closed under alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.