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Spotlight Hunting is Dangerous

Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson says spotlighting on public land clearly breaches firearms laws and won’t be tolerated following three separate incidents over Labour Weekend, including the death of Rosemary Ives.

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October 29th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Keep Away from Seals at Beaches Message from DOC

Seals don’t need our help unless they are severely injured, under threat from people or dogs, or entangled in marine debris, the Department of Conservation is reminding people.

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October 21st, 2010 at 1:18 pm

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1080 Low Risk to Fernbirds

A West Coast research project that radio tracked 30 fernbirds through a recent 1080 operation in the Ianthe Forest, has confirmed that 1080 poses only a minimal risk to fernbird populations.

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August 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Business Leader Joins with DOC

Business leader and environmental champion Rob Fenwick has signed up with the Department of Conservation.

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June 11th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

DOC Develop Cycleways and Campgrounds

Department of Conservation will develope cycleways and campgrounds, with the funding coming from within Vote Conservation’s $424 million in Budget 2010.

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May 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Westland National Park 50th Celebration in Franz Josef

Westland National Park’s 50th anniversary celebrations were kicked off in Franz Josef with the official opening of the newly sealed glacier roads.

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March 29th, 2010 at 7:53 am

New Method of Possum Control

A new method of possum control has been designed by the Department of Conservation – an innovative possum proof gate, which will be used in the Waitutu Forest.

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March 18th, 2010 at 8:54 am

Kiwi Watch on Bush Telly 2010

DOC ranger Malcom Wylie does an interview on the great spotted kiwi at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch which will be featured on Bush Telly 2010.

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March 5th, 2010 at 7:50 am