There's no need to hibernate this winter – there are still lots of great options for outdoor respite and adventures.
The Jobs for Nature programme helps revitalise communities through nature-based employment and stimulate the economy post COVID-19.
New whitebaiting regulations are in place for the 2021 season.
New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. DOC facilities are open.More
People enjoying the country’s coastlines are being urged to admire NZ fur seals/kekeno from a safe distance, as the mammals come ashore for the winter.
The rāhui laid by Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki on Motutapu Island will remain in place until further notice to aid in the capture of a stoat on the island.
A large-scale planting exercise is underway around Lake Whangape, with tens of thousands of eco-sourced native plants set to go into the soil along the lake’s edges.
DOC has decided to cancel a concession to graze cattle in the Haast River Valley after new information showed the cattle could not be contained in the licence area.More