Conservation

Mon 28 Nov 2016
| Conservation

A new strategy for tackling wilding conifers in the Mackenzie Basin has been announced today by Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner.

Mon 17 Oct 2016
| Conservation

A great visit to Zealandia today – the world’s first fully fenced predator-free urban eco-sanctuary, only 10 minutes from downtown Wellington, has reintroduced 17 species of native wildlife back into the 225 hectare area.  On a short walk we saw and heard tuatāra, saddleback, kaka, tui, kereru, takahe, shags, duck, eels  an

Thu 29 Sep 2016
| Conservation

Once common throughout New Zealand, kaka are now largely limited to a few localised forest strongholds in the central North and South Island, (photo by James Mortimer)

Mon 26 Sep 2016
| Conservation

I welcome the acquisition of a significant area of forest on the West Coast.   “The Nature Heritage Fund has acquired the 152 ha of lowland podocarp/beech forest in the Buller District on the West Coast on behalf of the Crown.

Fri 23 Sep 2016
| Conservation

Kereru and Kowhai trees in flower signal springtime in wild New Zealand. Kowhai is our national flower. One of NZ's few deciduous trees, kowhai bursts out in spring with its yellow pea flowers even before producing its new leaves. The flowers are a magnet for honey-eating birds.

Thu 8 Sep 2016
| Conservation

Conservation Week 2016 begins on Saturday and is an opportunity for New Zealanders to enjoy the outdoors and discover our natural heritage, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner say.

Tue 30 Aug 2016
| Conservation

A new contract to support Enviroschools for the next six years and a new Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability were announced today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner.

Thu 7 Jul 2016
| Conservation

Well done to Auckland, Ministry for Primary Industries, the winner of the IPENZ Award for Excellence in Public Sector Engagement – for their work in the Queensland fruit fly response,

Wed 8 Jun 2016
| Conservation

Now in their 26th year, the Green Ribbon Awards recognise exceptional environmental achievements by individuals and organisations around New Zealand. 

The Green Ribbon Awards continue to demonstrate the incredible commitment many New Zealanders, as individuals and organisations, have to their environment.

Fri 6 May 2016
| Conservation

As a country, we pride ourselves on our clean, green and renewable image.