Date: 12 December 2016Last month our Wellington rangers got a welcome helping hand from ten young international volunteers.
Date: 01 December 2016Having made the brave step to quit her job after 11 years as a physiotherapist, Sarah Wood was keen to contribute to conservation. DOC ranger Danielle Hart signed her up as a volunteer and the next week Sarah was part of a 13-person team, on her way to Great Mercury Island!
Date: 23 November 2016Volunteers whose hard work and vision have transformed DOC's Uretiti Beach Campsite have been recognised with an award.
Date: 10 October 2016Source: Michael Wilson, NZDAEade Memorial Hut in the Godley Valley, originally built in 1963, was long overdue for some TLC. Volunteers from the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association recently got stuck in, bringing the hut up to date.
Date: 07 October 2016Source: Craig Benbow, NZDAThanks to members of the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association, eight historically significant back country huts and bivs in Canterbury have received a welcome upgrade.
Date: 16 September 2016This Conservation Week New Zealanders are being encouraged to ‘join the team’ and pitch in with local conservation efforts. Someone who does more than pitch in is 71 year old ‘weed leader’ Ken Samson.
Date: 06 September 2016The Hahei Ratepayers Group teamed up with DOC rangers to help protect our native birdlife. Pre-monitoring has been completed and the results are in!
Date: 01 September 2016Coastal Scientist Jim Dahm, Otama residents, DOC staff and volunteers met onsite to share knowledge at Otama Dune Day.
Date: 19 August 2016A short video about hihi conservation and the central role that Tiritiri Matangi Island has played in the return of hihi to parts of their former range.
Date: 05 August 2016The Hahei Ratepayers Group have teamed up with Whitianga based DOC rangers to protect and support the native birdlife.
Date: 22 June 2016Every year DOC awards scholarships to young people for Outward Bound adventure courses. Read about the young conservationists about to embark on their adventure.
Date: 02 June 2016Genesis Energy team up with the Motuihe Restoration Trust to restore Taraire Bush on Motuihe Island located in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 06 October 2015Planting trees in their own backyard has turned into something much bigger for a Waikato couple.
Date: 21 July 2015Do you ever wonder what creatures live beneath the leaf litter or what micro-organisms are swimming in your stream? Well, now you can find out at the Open Lab.
Date: 17 July 2015Members of the Cambridge Tramping club recently gathered early on a Saturday morning carrying loppers, saws and spades instead of their usual walking poles.
Date: 26 June 2015Dunedin’s Silver Peaks tracks are in top shape for trampers thanks to the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers.
Date: 24 June 2015Partnerships Ranger Charles Barrie shares his experience working with volunteer groups, young and old.
Date: 23 June 2015Volunteering works! Just check out the difference volunteers have made to Whangarei Heads, in the north of New Zealand.
Date: 23 June 2015Hugh Willoughby's family remembers him with a story about what conditions were like for early kākāpō volunteers.
Date: 22 June 2015You'll find 'Menz Sheds' dotted all around New Zealand. Just out of Dunedin, the blokes from the Taieri shed have been doing some valuable work for the local DOC office.
Date: 28 April 2015Last month a special event was held on Matiu/Somes Island to thank all the groups of volunteers that help on the island.
Date: 28 April 2015Sarah Congdon shares her experiences as 'Mother Duck' in the whio crèche at the Tongariro National Trout Centre.
Date: 17 April 2015Finding unusual plants, or hearing a strange new bird call, has been a regular occurrence for the Nukuhou Saltmarsh Care Group but an Easter Sunday surprise was something entirely different.
Date: 11 April 2015A highlight of volunteering on Motuihe Island was finding a new tuatara burrow.
Date: 15 April 2015The much-loved Flora Hut in Kahurangi National Park is warmer and looking fresh after a spruce up by the Nelson Tramping Club.
Date: 23 March 2015Showcasing the work of Friends of Flora, while capturing some stunning imagery of Kahurangi National Park and its inhabitants.
Date: 10 March 2015Kathleen and Peter from the United Kingdom prove you’re never too old to volunteer.
Date: 28 February 2015DOC staff and volunteers from both Napier and Palmerston North have spent two days digging burrows for petrels at Matau a Maui in the Hawke's Bay.
Date: 06 January 2015The first volunteer hut rangers for 2015 arrived at the Round the Mountain huts today.