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12 November 2018
Catlins campers once again have a dedicated responsible camping ranger helping educate them on appropriate places to camp this summer.
13 August 2018
After a four year hiatus Sirocco, DOC’s spokesbird kākāpō, is back and ready to meet his fans once more.
03 July 2018
The votes are in and DOC’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has her new ‘female explorers’ themed name.
19 June 2018
Hundreds of people from around the world have had their say and now it’s your turn to choose the official name for this year’s Royal cam chick.
29 May 2018
Millions of people have spent the last three years watching her neighbours grow up. Now for the third year running DOC is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on Otago Peninsula.
23 May 2018
Department of Conservation and Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
Dog owners are being warned they must take better control of their dogs following the deaths of two yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho.
23 April 2018
Join the celebrations on 24 April for historic Arrowtown and the famous bungy bridge’s new Landmarks status.
07 March 2018
A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.
19 February 2018
Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.
05 February 2018
DOC and Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust estimate there are 250 breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho along the Otago and Southland coastline as their annual breeding season comes to an end.
31 January 2018
DOC is reminding the public that moulting penguins are particularly vulnerable at this time of year after a dog killed a Snares crested penguin at Kakanui, near Oamaru.
23 January 2018
A fluffy new Royal cam star hatched last night in the northern royal albatross breeding colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.
17 January 2018
Two historically and culturally significant landmarks – Bannockburn Sluicings and the Otago Central Railway Trail – will celebrate their recent elevation to Landmark status at events on 27 January.