Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Lake Gault – a new track in the Fox area

Lake Gault – a new track in the Fox area

n a testament to the power of community-led projects, Fox Glacier has re-opened a new and very special track after a 20-year hiatus, Lake Gault Track.

Protecting our marine reserves: Auckland’s marine rangers

Protecting our marine reserves: Auckland’s marine rangers

Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we’re profiling Auckland’s marine rangers – Gabby, Ant, Bridgette and Grant.

Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro Tuna Restoration Project

Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro Tuna Restoration Project

We’re doing lots of work with our partners to help restore ‘eel’, or ‘tuna’ in Central North Island.

What’s the fuss about urban nature?

What’s the fuss about urban nature?

A major new study from Danish biologists, impressive both in scale and duration, shows that green spaces are great for kids’ mental health.

The ultimate ten-day Auckland, New Zealand itinerary

The ultimate ten-day Auckland, New Zealand itinerary

Planning your holiday? This ten-day trip itinerary will help you discover some of the best day trips, hikes and nature experiences that the Auckland region has to offer.

Top 10 things to pack for a day walk or hike

Top 10 things to pack for a day walk or hike

This is a guest blog by Ashlyn Oswalt. Safety first is her key message and to make sure people are properly prepared, she’s put together the following list of must haves for a walk.

New Zealand tracks to explore over the Easter Holidays

New Zealand tracks to explore over the Easter Holidays

We asked our local experts – the DOC rangers in Visitor Centres throughout the country – to give us their top recommendations for tracks to explore right now.

A road trip through Gondwana-land – Fox to Haast

A road trip through Gondwana-land – Fox to Haast

With its expansive rainforests, dramatic coastline and incredible wildlife, the West Coast is a must-visit location for more than just glaciers. In this blog we cover some of the awesome spots in this untamed West Coast wilderness south of the Waiho River.

Takahē Awareness Month

Takahē Awareness Month

April is Takahē Awareness Month. Find out what’s happening and how you can join the celebration – see a takahē or learn about a piece of New Zealand conservation history.

DOC’s top five wildlife photography tips

DOC’s top five wildlife photography tips

We’ve put together our top five photography tips to help you capture stunning images of our native wildlife.

 

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