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20 December 2018
The woody scent of pine wafting through your house is part of the magic of Christmas, but local conservationists are working hard to ensure pine trees are enjoyed in the right place.
06 December 2018
DOC advises the planned Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge Battle for our Birds pest control operation will not happen this year.
23 November 2018
DOC would like to acknowledge and thank all the contributions made by Whanganui volunteers. Conservation is everybody’s business, working together we’re getting more done.
21 November 2018
Daphne Hut, a 12 bunk hut on the eastern side of the Ruahine Forest Park, has received a much needed ‘do-up’, thanks to the New Zealand Defence Force.
05 October 2018
Seven years of community work were recognised this afternoon at the formal celebration of Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery, New Zealand's first specialised wildlife rehabilitation centre.
24 September 2018
DOC is asking everyone to watch out for nesting shorebirds on our rivers this spring and summer.
18 July 2018
Concerned members of the public can rest assured seals on Whanganui beaches are just there for a rest.
22 March 2018
DOC is asking the public to report any recent sightings of water dragons in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve, near Levin.
01 March 2018
Whanganui whio populations in the wild were boosted last month when 16 captive-bred native blue ducks were released on the Manganui o te Ao River at Ferne Pool.
16 February 2018
Mountain bike and tramping trails through the Whanganui National Park will ride better than last year following a massive volunteer effort in January this year.
07 February 2018
Longstanding Taumarunui volunteer, painter Bob Anderson (aka Sideshow Bob) has finished another major painting project for the DOC on the Whanganui River.
02 February 2018
DOC rangers have been putting in the hard yards to free the Manawatu Estuary from the clutches of spartina, a nasty weed which takes over mudflats.
17 January 2018
Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an activity programme that helps kids connect with nature by encouraging them to go on epic self-guided adventures and earn rewards.