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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.


New lookout for Glenorchy-Queenstown road
9 Oct 2020   /

New lookout for Glenorchy-Queenstown road

Queenstown Lakes District Council, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and Kāi Tahu will create a new safe viewing area along the Glenorchy-Queenstown road overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


Bookings for busy mountain hut goes online
7 Oct 2020   /

Bookings for busy mountain hut goes online

From 2 November Mount Taranaki’s Pouakai Hut will move to online booking via the Department of Conservation’s website.


DOC urges summer campers to book early
7 Oct 2020   /

DOC urges summer campers to book early

The Department of Conservation is urging those planning to camp at the Kauaeranga Valley to book early ahead of what it expects to be a busy summer season.


Cape Kidnappers access on track for Labour Weekend
5 Oct 2020   /

Cape Kidnappers access on track for Labour Weekend

The Department of Conservation and Hastings District Council say visitor risk management work at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui should be completed by Labour Weekend, allowing people to access the DOC track.


Popular backcountry hut burns to the ground
1 Oct 2020  

Popular backcountry hut burns to the ground

Mt Taranaki’s popular backcountry Lake Dive Hut has been destroyed by a fire.


Helicopter pilot and company cop record fine for illegal landings
23 Sep 2020   /

Helicopter pilot and company cop record fine for illegal landings

A helicopter company and pilot have been fined $32,000 for illegally dropping off and collecting hunters from a designated wilderness area in the Kaimanawa Ranges.


Visitor motivations and our most popular walks – DOC survey
22 Sep 2020   /

Visitor motivations and our most popular walks – DOC survey

A Department of Conservation survey found that mental and physical health plus desire for connection with nature were the main motivations for people spending time outdoors.


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.