Tue 19 Apr 2016
| Conservation

I was delighted to hear that the Department of Conversation (DOC) is investigating how it can improve accessibility for people with mobility issues on walking tracks and trails around the country.

Tue 12 Apr 2016
| Conservation

The ‘Kiwi Night Zone’ is the newest Kiwi-viewing attraction at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park.

Wed 16 Dec 2015
| Conservation

A third of our beautiful country is known as the Conservation Estate and is owned by the people of New Zealand.

Conservation Boards represent their interests on conservation matters and advise both the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Conservation Authority on conservation matters.

Fri 30 Oct 2015
| Conservation

Conservation Week kicks off on Monday, and this year it’s going down a different track.

The theme is Healthy Nature Healthy People. It’s all about the connection between human health and wellbeing, and nature.

We are lucky in New Zealand to have a rich and varied landscape that’s one of a kind.

Mon 5 Oct 2015
| Conservation

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced Community Conservation Partnership Fund (CCPF) grants for projects in the Nelson and Marlborough regions, with support for conservation of long-tailed bats and native birds, and restoration of local wetlands.

Tue 29 Sep 2015
| Conservation

Prime Minister John Key, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, has announced the creation of a 620,000 km2 Ocean Sanctuary in the Kermadec region, one of the most pristine and unique environments on Earth.

Thu 17 Sep 2015
| Conservation

More than 200 bar-tailed godwits have arrived in Christchurch to make the most of the springtime sun.

Tue 15 Sep 2015
| Conservation

The Community Conservation Partnership Fund is providing and more than $33,000 to the Braided River Partnership project to improve the success of colony-nesting birds along Canterbury rivers.

Wed 12 Aug 2015
| Conservation

Last week I attended a meeting of the Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board followed by a field trip into Abel Tasman National Park. 
We took a boat into the park from Kaiteriteri Beach, staying overnight at the Anchorage Hut, a spacious 34-bunk hut built in 2013. 

Wed 10 Jun 2015
| Conservation

Recently I visited Northland Conservation Board as part of my programme of visits to all Conservation Boards around the country, to help foster close links between community conservation and DOC, iwi/hapu, community and other stakeholders and to facilitate conservation gains.