Les Moran, DOC Technical Advisor (Ecology), with kiwiPHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©
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Read the latest stories to be added to the website for 2017.
Date: 12 April 2017Specially-trained dogs have been unleashed on Auckland’s islands to guard our unique native birds against predators.
Date: 11 April 2017Read about the 2016 winners who are making a difference to the environment.
Date: 23 March 2017Volunteer Jo Fern describes her experience looking for Argentine ants on Great Mercury Island.
Date: 15 March 2017Watch a video about our whio creche (also known as the whio 'bootcamp' or hardening facility) where young whio go to grow stronger and get used to fast flowing water.
Date: 15 March 2017We work every day to ensure the survival of our special birds. Here’s a story about our work with Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary and with predator control in Tongariro National Park.
Date: 06 March 2017The weather forecast was patchy but this didn’t stop 40 hardy Whataroa School students and community members getting out into the shores of Ōkārito Estuary last Friday to learn about what lives in the mud.
Date: 03 March 2017People are surprised to learn they can’t bring sea shells or coral into New Zealand.
Date: 01 March 2017We are improving the way information about pesticide use on land administered by DOC is made available to the public.
Date: 14 February 2017Last year our Port Jackson Campground became one of 10 new Kiwi Guardian sites scattered around New Zealand.
Date: 20 January 2017The Coromandel Islands are a vital safe haven for our nature. DOC ranger Rob Chappell talks about working on the islands, the impressive Mercury Island tusked wētā and the role the islands play in a Predator Free 2050.
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