Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

Keeping up with the Green Hut Track Group

There’s a dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have been volunteering for 20 years, and they’re all older than my granddad.

Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

Our first job for the new kiwi project at Shy Lake was to get radio transmitters on enough adults that we could hope for a worthwhile sample this year in terms of survival monitoring.

Māori Language Week spotlight: Wendy Evans, Business Support Manager

Māori Language Week spotlight: Wendy Evans, Business Support Manager

This week we’re celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week 2017. DOC’s Business Support Manager, Wendy Evans shares how Te Reo is woven through her DOC and raranga journey.

Discovering a dodo in New Zealand

Discovering a dodo in New Zealand

Earlier this year DOC Intern Madison Charles discovered an interesting link between the historic Kawarau Bridge, a leading New Zealand engineer and the world’s symbol for extinction – the dodo.

Reo Journeys: Ben Moorhouse, Outreach and Education Coordinator

Reo Journeys: Ben Moorhouse, Outreach and Education Coordinator

This week we’re celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week 2017. DOC’s Outreach and Education Coordinator, Ben Moorhouse tells us about his journey learning Te Reo and what it means to him and his role.

Fighting fires with dedicated DOC staff

Fighting fires with dedicated DOC staff

For 30 years, DOC have been New Zealand’s Rural Fire Authority. This means that many staff are trained to fight fires, and do so on public conservation land when necessary.

Fiordland kiwi diaries: Catching the mysterious tokoeka

Fiordland kiwi diaries: Catching the mysterious tokoeka

Having chosen a site that would work for our study, we need to catch some adult kiwi and attach radio transmitters to their legs.

Native dads doing their bit for conservation

Native dads doing their bit for conservation

This Father’s Day we wanted to share some photos of New Zealand dads that are doing their bit to ensure the survival of our native species.

Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

Last month, resident Dave Sutherland launched his suburb’s attack on pests in Porirua’s Titahi Bay.

Growing native trees with machines

Growing native trees with machines

Imagine a machine that could effortlessly sow native seeds straight into the ground, creating within hours what will grow to become a woodland, open forest or wildlife corridor.

 

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