2010 media releases

Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement

Date:  23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board.

Giant snails the winners

Date:  26 October 2010
Last weekend the final stage of an aerial 1080 pest control operation was completed in the Northwest Ruahine Forest Park.

Community stoat line celebrates 1st anniversary

Date:  23 September 2010
A small but committed group of Ashhurst locals recently celebrated the completion of their first year trapping stoats along the Manawatu Gorge Track.

Rough weather affects Whanganui backcountry

Date:  20 September 2010
Due to the extreme weather conditions over the weekend many of the facilities in the Whanganui area may have experienced some damage.

Manawatū - Rangitīkei Conservation Awards

Date:  17 September 2010
The 2010 Conservation Award winners for the Manawatū Rangitīkei area are two women who have contributed significantly to conservation over the years.

Tough times for Kaimanawa horses

Date:  11 May 2010
The economic pinch is having far reaching affects, seen in the low number of applications to adopt Kaimanawa horses this year.

Cycle trail development continues in Central North Island

Date:  22 February 2010
A community consultation process about progress with construction and opportunities created by the “Central North Island Rail Trail” and “Mountains to Sea” cycle trails will take place next week.

Ruahine Forest Park access

Date:  22 February 2010
When planning a trip in the Ruahine ranges, contact the local DOC office to find out about access requirements.

New hut for Matemateaonga Track

Date:  12 February 2010
Construction began recently on a new hut going into the Matemateaonga Track.

World Wetlands Day trip

Date:  29 January 2010
On 28 February Forest and Bird Manawatu are leading a wetland trip as part of the “Seven Wonders” summer nature programme.