Les Moran, DOC Technical Advisor (Ecology), with kiwiImage: Sabine Bernert ©
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Read the latest stories to be added to the website for 2018.
Date: 23 February 2018You might imagine the daily activities of a DOC Ranger as bush bound. But we have deliberately been spending time in the ‘big city’ – Tāmaki Makaurau.
Date: 02 February 2018We are running exciting competitions to name and colour the backpacking Australasian bittern/matuku.
Date: 02 February 2018The challenge of reconstructing a wetland and lake ecosystem and converting grazed land to forest is inspiring a group of ‘Hamiltonians’ to provide city dwellers with easy access to their natural heritage.
Date: 03 February 2018In their first breeding season at Taranaki one kōkako pair have laid a 4-egg clutch, the largest clutch ever recorded for this species.
Date: 29 January 2018We're refurbishing the building that houses our visitor centre in Arthur's Pass National Park. Get more information and come along to a public information meeting.
Date: 19 January 2018Lou talks about implementation of the new tourism funding, concessions compliance, Milford Road campsite rangers, the Routeburn Track, Rotomaninitua/Lake Angelus and the ‘Hotshots’.
Date: 16 January 2018An innovative project is offering private individuals and corporates the opportunity to get involved in Predator Free 2050, by ‘adopting’ a Fiordland Valley.
Date: 11 January 2018This bridge replacement project will renew and strengthen the partner relationships and iwi connection within Karangahake and Ohinemuri. A karakia was held on 8 January to bless the work.
Date: 11 January 2018Get social with Landmarks Whenua Tohunga for your chance to win.
Date: 09 January 2018Read an update on what's happening with the construction of New Zealand's 10th Great Walk.
Date: 09 January 2018The summer volunteer programme in the Coromandel got off to a great start and there are lots more actvities to come.
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