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Tag: Department of Conservation

Changes to Tahr Control Operations Positive
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Changes to Tahr Control Operations Positive

News Desk - Sep 14, 2020

Discussions between the Game Animal Council (GAC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have resulted in some positive changes to where the Department will focus tahr control…

Long-Term Outcomes Should be Priority in Tahr Management
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Long-Term Outcomes Should be Priority in Tahr Management

News Desk - Sep 01, 2020

The Game Animal Council welcomes greater involvement in the implementation of the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan outside Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks and…

New Game Animal Councillors Appointed
News
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News
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New Game Animal Councillors Appointed

News Desk - Aug 13, 2020

The Minister of Conservation has appointed five new councillors and a new Chair to the New Zealand Game Animal Council. “Grant Dodson has been appointed Chair of…

Back on Track – Milford, Routeburn Great Walks to Reopen This Summer
Fiordland, News
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Fiordland, News
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Back on Track – Milford, Routeburn Great Walks to Reopen This Summer

News Desk - Aug 03, 2020

Get your tramping boots ready – bookings for Fiordland’s Milford and Routeburn Great Walks will open on 18 and 19 August respectively. The Department of Conservation (DOC)…

Wild Venison and Jobs for Kiwis in Need
Fiordland, News
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Fiordland, News
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Wild Venison and Jobs for Kiwis in Need

News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, Game Animal Council, and Department of Conservation (DOC) are partnering to provide 18,000kg of free-range wild Fiordland venison to New Zealand foodbanks and…

Bushy Point Volunteers Hold Triple Celebration
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Bushy Point Volunteers Hold Triple Celebration

News Desk - Oct 07, 2019

Otatara Landcare Group (OLG) in Southland has just celebrated its 20th year and two other impressive milestones: OLG’s total volunteer effort has reached 15,000 volunteer hours and…

Kākāpō Population Reaches a Record High of 213
Community, News
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Community, News
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Kākāpō Population Reaches a Record High of 213

News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

It’s official – for the first time in more than 70 years, the kākāpō population is a record 213 birds. The youngest chick of the bumper 2018/19…

Great Walk Status For Southland’s Hump Ridge Track
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Great Walk Status For Southland’s Hump Ridge Track

News Desk - Jul 14, 2019

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage made the announcement today in Tuatapere, Southland, and said it would be "a fantastic addition" to the network. "The track provides access…

Milford Track Huts Booked Out In Minutes For Summer
News
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News
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Milford Track Huts Booked Out In Minutes For Summer

News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The site went live at 9:30am on Tuesday and within minutes bookings for the 70 beds in huts along the track were full for December and January.…

More Undaria Discovered In Fiordland
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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More Undaria Discovered In Fiordland

News Desk - May 08, 2019

A further discovery of the invasive seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Undaria) at a new site in Fiordland is disappointing, but should not be seen as an opportunity to…