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17 December 2018
The Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, visited pest-free island Moutohorā to meet with Te Tapatoru ā Toi.
21 November 2018
10 tracks in Tauranga will be temporarily closed while they are upgraded to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. One track will also be temporarily closed in Waikato.
17 October 2018
DOC will close six walking tracks in the northern Kaimai Mamaku conservation park to protect kauri from the devastating kauri dieback disease.
17 September 2018
Members of the Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust discovered pesticides that filled 12 bait stations within the Ōtanewainuku Forest were stolen.
11 July 2018
DOC is seeking public input on a new proposal to close various tracks in the kauri region to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
26 June 2018
New signage has been installed on some DOC tracks in the Tauranga District reminding the public of the regulations around mountain biking in the area.
15 June 2018
The most popular walking tracks in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park are also among the best place in New Zealand to see a whio in the wild, according to recent bird counts.
21 May 2018
Armed with rakes and trowels, the Aongatete Forest Project (AFP) and DOC spent last Thursday [17 May 2018] sowing native dactylanthus seed in the Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park.
26 January 2018
Ministry for Primary Industries
Three measures that will strengthen efforts to save kauri trees from dieback disease were agreed by the Kauri Dieback Governance Group when they met yesterday.