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Govt provides $950k to help save kea, create eight jobs
12 Oct 2021   /

Govt provides $950k to help save kea, create eight jobs

The government is providing $950,000 for a two-year project to reduce lead poisoning of kea and provide employment in hard hit tourism regions.


DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules
11 Oct 2021   /

DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules

The Department of Conservation is reminding people to stay away from the five marine reserves in the Auckland region when going fishing under the more relaxed Covid-19 alert level 3 rules.


Te Araroa walkers reminded of level 3 rules
8 Oct 2021   /

Te Araroa walkers reminded of level 3 rules

People walking parts of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff are reminded to observe Covid-19 alert level 3 rules when in those areas.


DOC hut wardens take their places
5 Oct 2021   /

DOC hut wardens take their places

Department of Conservation hut wardens are now in place on New Zealand’s newest Great Walk.


Sections of Queen Charlotte Track to re-open Saturday
24 Sep 2021   /

Sections of Queen Charlotte Track to re-open Saturday

Parts of the storm-damaged Queen Charlotte Track will re-open on Saturday 25 September, says the Department of Conservation.


Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment
20 Sep 2021   /

Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment

Among the recipients of the Jobs for Nature funding is an operator who has secured $700k for a restoration project.


Govt injects $2m to re-open tracks closed due to kauri dieback
15 Sep 2021   /

Govt injects $2m to re-open tracks closed due to kauri dieback

DOC will contribute $1.9m funding from the Jobs for Nature programme to extend a Kauri dieback programme in Auckland.


DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals
15 Sep 2021   /

DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals

The Department of Conservation is looking for information about vandalism to huts in the Lake Manapouri area.


Marlborough races to repair tracks ahead of holidays
15 Sep 2021   /

Marlborough races to repair tracks ahead of holidays

Work is progressing to restore the flood-damaged Queen Charlotte Track and Link Pathway in the Marlborough region ahead of the school holidays in October.


Great Walks set for summer surge, Whanganui Journey tops growth
10 Sep 2021   /

Great Walks set for summer surge, Whanganui Journey tops growth

The unique Whanganui Journey experience is topping demand growth this summer for the Department of Conservation’s Great Walks.


Jobs for Nature lifeline for operators, environment alike
6 Sep 2021   /

Jobs for Nature lifeline for operators, environment alike

The $1.3bn programme will help move the country up the value chain for when tourists return, says DOC’s Lou Sanson.


Penny Nelson appointed DOC director-general
31 Aug 2021   /

Penny Nelson appointed DOC director-general

She will be the first woman to hold the post in the department’s 34-year history.


Conservation Week goes online with virtual experiences
31 Aug 2021  

Conservation Week goes online with virtual experiences

People can enjoy the views on a virtual Great Walk and other online experiences during the 52nd annual Conservation Week on from 4-12 September.


Social distance for people and seals is 20 metres – DOC
26 Aug 2021   /

Social distance for people and seals is 20 metres – DOC

Seals are coming ashore during the winter season to rest in the Bay of Plenty need to be given space, says the Department of Conservation.


DOC seeks proposals for Tiritiri Matangi Island ferry service
25 Aug 2021   /

DOC seeks proposals for Tiritiri Matangi Island ferry service

The Department of Conservation is requesting proposals for a commercial ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf.


DOC warns Coromandel boaties to stay home
25 Aug 2021   /

DOC warns Coromandel boaties to stay home

Boaties cruising around Coromandel’s Mercury Islands are being told to stay home as New Zealand’s Covid-19 restrictions continue.


DOC warns boaties breaking level 4 in Hauraki
23 Aug 2021   /

DOC warns boaties breaking level 4 in Hauraki

The Department of Conservation is warning people using private vessels not to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf while the country is at alert level 4.


Aoraki/Mount Cook SAR’s devices in malware attack
23 Aug 2021   /

Aoraki/Mount Cook SAR’s devices in malware attack

The Search and Rescue Base at Aoraki/Mount Cook suffered a malware attack last month involving five devices, according to the Department of Conservation.


Future of NZ tourism is back-country – DOC’s Lou Sanson
16 Aug 2021   /

Future of NZ tourism is back-country – DOC’s Lou Sanson

DOC’s departing boss on how tourism has changed during his tenure.


DOC clamps down on Great Walks tours pre-bookings
11 Aug 2021   /

DOC clamps down on Great Walks tours pre-bookings

The Department of Conservation is investigating six guided walking companies to ensure they have not made speculative pre-bookings or are occupying more than 50% of Great Walks hut space.


Jobs for Nature: 200 projects, 1215 jobs to date
9 Aug 2021   /

Jobs for Nature: 200 projects, 1215 jobs to date

Around 200 projects have been approved in the Jobs for Nature programme to date since related funding was allocated to the Department of Conservation in Budget 2020.


Heaphy Track re-opens, but Queen Charlotte Track still closed
30 Jul 2021   /

Heaphy Track re-opens, but Queen Charlotte Track still closed

The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Heaphy Track following a week of repair work from storm damage.


Taranaki Maunga tracks close, ‘big clean-up’ in progress
29 Jul 2021   /

Taranaki Maunga tracks close, ‘big clean-up’ in progress

The Department of Conservation staff is clearing and rerouting tracks on Taranaki Maunga after severe storm damage, and damage assessment of the entire network of tracks was still underway.


Popular walking route resurface on track for Aug finish
28 Jul 2021  

Popular walking route resurface on track for Aug finish

Resurfacing of the popular Kauri Block Walkway in the Coromandel is slated to be complete by mid-August, says the Department of Conservation.


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.