Conservation

Thu 30 Mar 2017
| Conservation

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands by the NIWA research vessel Tangaroa has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area.

Tue 28 Mar 2017
| Conservation

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner today opened new toilet facilities in Tekapo, co-funded through the Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.

Mon 27 Mar 2017
| Conservation

Eight native lizards received a helping hand from Department of Conservation Director General, Lou Sanson today (Saturday, 25 March) when they were transferred to Mana Island near Wellington, as part of a GBC Winstone project.

Thu 23 Mar 2017
| Conservation

Demand from groups wishing to put commercial beehives on conservation land has soared in the past few years, particularly those who are interested in capitalising on manuka honey production.

Thu 23 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Endangered eels have found a safe haven under the watchful eye of a 12-year-old schoolgirl.

Lily McRae is a huge eel fan, having learned as much as she can about the slippery creatures. She helps care for a trio near her home in Pohara in Golden Bay.

Tue 21 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minster of Conservation spoke to around eighty people including community members, councillors, Fish & Game personnel and Conservation personnel at the combined DOC/Fish & Game event  to officially open a wetland area near Dargaville on Sunday 19 February 2017. 

Fri 3 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today attended the launch of the strategy on Motutapu Island. “The strategy is bold; it’s ambitious, but it’s doable.  It has identified a way to get us all closer to our goal far more quickly,” Minister Wagner says.

Fri 3 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Four ambitious conservation projects in Canterbury have received $137,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced.

The projects range from wilding conifer control to protecting and promoting indigenous vegetation, the Ministers say.

Fri 27 Jan 2017
| Conservation

A recent acquisition by the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) will protect 14 ha of rare coastal forest in South Westland.  The land represents one of the four National Priorities for Protection.

Fri 23 Dec 2016
| Conservation

Yesterday I met with representatives of the four groups in Gisborne helping wage the War on Weeds and protect native species from introduced predators and invasive plants.   These are four fantastic projects ranging from predator control to biodiversity projects and will provide a great boost to Gisborne’s conservation efforts.