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Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions
13 Jul 2020   /

Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions

Wildlife institutions suffering from the impacts of Covid-19 can apply for support.


Rare bat identified at Pūkaha Wildlife Centre
1 Jul 2020   /

Rare bat identified at Pūkaha Wildlife Centre

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has confirmed the existence of New Zealand’s long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) in its forest reserve.


Pūkaha breeds New Zealand’s rarest parakeet
20 Apr 2020  

Pūkaha breeds New Zealand’s rarest parakeet

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has bred New Zealand’s most endangered parakeet for the very first time.


KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea
6 Mar 2020   /

KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea

KiwiRail, the Department of Conservation, and the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association have partnered to help save the country’s endangered kea population.


Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea
20 Aug 2019   /

Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea

Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised $54,000 for the country’s endangered New Zealand falcon or kārearea.


Royal cam albatross ambassador in need a name
24 Jul 2019  

Royal cam albatross ambassador in need a name

The annual competition to name a northern royal cam chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head is now underway.


New eco-tourism experience sees visitors care for endangered penguins
5 Jul 2019   /

New eco-tourism experience sees visitors care for endangered penguins

Blue Penguins Pukekura, a penguin conservation project at Takiharuru-Pilots Beach on the Otago Peninsula, has launched an exclusive new experience in which visitors can become conservation workers caring for their feathered charges.


DOC calls on public to report sightings of rare southern right whales
27 Jun 2019   /

DOC calls on public to report sightings of rare southern right whales

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to report sightings of the southern right whale or tohorā.


New kiwi facility to boost numbers at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
26 Jun 2019   /

New kiwi facility to boost numbers at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

A new kiwi facility being built at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, north of Taupo, will boost numbers at the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.


$30m Hector’s dolphin eco-tourism industry at risk – operator
28 May 2019   /

$30m Hector’s dolphin eco-tourism industry at risk – operator

The value of dolphin eco-tourism to the New Zealand economy has been put at more than $30m annually, according to a new report commissioned by Black Cat Cruises.


New Penguin Tautoko Kaitiaki a ‘world first’
15 May 2019  

New Penguin Tautoko Kaitiaki a ‘world first’

Otago Peninsula’s Blue Penguins Pukekura has launched a new experience which allows visitor to participate in penguin conservation work.


Operators applaud Cape Kidnappers decision on beach slip
6 Mar 2019  

Operators applaud Cape Kidnappers decision on beach slip

Cape Kidnappers operators have welcomed a council decision to re-open beach access to the area’s popular gannet colonies.  


Pūkaha hires all-new marketing team to boost visitor numbers
25 Feb 2019   /

Pūkaha hires all-new marketing team to boost visitor numbers

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has hired an all-new marketing team to help boost visitor numbers and expand its conservation work.


Dunedin launches Wildlife Care Code for visitors
19 Dec 2018   /

Dunedin launches Wildlife Care Code for visitors

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Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo
12 Nov 2018   /

Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs has added an interactive ‘Kiwi Burrow’ experience to its offering.


Queenstown’s Kiwi Wildlife Park gets ZAA’s latest tick of approval
20 Sep 2018  

Queenstown’s Kiwi Wildlife Park gets ZAA’s latest tick of approval

A Queenstown wildlife park has become the first in New Zealand to be recognised as part of a world-leading animal welfare program.


First chick of the season at West Coast Wildlife Centre
12 Sep 2018  

First chick of the season at West Coast Wildlife Centre

The West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef, the South Island’s largest kiwi hatching facility, has laid claim to hatching the first chick of the breeding season.


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.


Watch: DOC’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has a name
4 Jul 2018  

Watch: DOC’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has a name

The Department of Conservation’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has been named Amīria, which is the Māori translation for Amelia.


Dolphin tour operators push back on Otago uni research
2 May 2018  

Dolphin tour operators push back on Otago uni research

New Zealand dolphin tour operators say new research from the University of Otago into the detrimental effects of uncontrolled tourist access to dolphins is not easily applicable here. 


More measures to protect Hector’s dolphins
21 Mar 2018   /

More measures to protect Hector’s dolphins

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage are accelerating work to improve protection of the nationally endangered Hector’s dolphin, after five were accidentally killed in a fishing net off Banks Peninsula.


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.


Kelly Tarlton’s: NZ’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation plan launches
23 Nov 2017   /

Kelly Tarlton’s: NZ’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation plan launches

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, has announced that from 11 December, New Zealanders can experience the country’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation experience, Turtle Rescue.


Penguin colony teams up with China Travel Service
12 Oct 2017  

Penguin colony teams up with China Travel Service

With Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand to experience its natural beauty in record numbers, one local wildlife organisation is using this to support its efforts to help the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguins.


The Royalcam star has fledged!
29 Sep 2017  

The Royalcam star has fledged!

Tūmanako, the northern royal albatross/toroa and star of ‘Royal Cam’, has left Pukekura/Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, to start a new life at sea.


Travel back 230 million years at new Tuatara Encounter
26 Sep 2017   / / /

Travel back 230 million years at new Tuatara Encounter

The West Coast Wildlife in Franz Josef is proud to be announcing the opening of its brand new Tuatara Encounter in Franz Josef on Sunday 1st October 2017.


Albatross chick needs a name
24 May 2017  

Albatross chick needs a name

For the second year running the Department of Conservation is inviting people to help name the internet’s most famous albatross chick.


Same-sex penguin couple celebrate World Penguin Day with foster chick
24 Apr 2017  

Same-sex penguin couple celebrate World Penguin Day with foster chick

A same-sex pair of king penguins will celebrate World Penguin Day with their surrogate foster chick.