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19 December 2019
DOC is reminding the public to be careful near shorebird nesting sites on the East Coast this summer.
22 November 2019
After a big effort by DOC teams, the Pakihi Track has reopened in time for the summer peak.
12 November 2019
DOC welcomes the first North Island business to sign up to the SMART Operator programme that promotes responsible marine mammal viewing activities.
11 November 2019
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, DOC and Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve Committee are holding a Family Fun Day at the reserve this Saturday 16 November.
08 November 2019
New survey results indicate the kiwi population in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park is growing.
04 November 2019
Get snapping at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve and enter your best photos in a competition being run as part of the marine reserve’s 20th-anniversary celebrations this month.
23 September 2019
The Gisborne i-SITE is now the public front desk for East Coast/Tairawhiti DOC visitor enquiries.
26 June 2019
DOC are asking the public to be careful at Wainui Beach in Gisborne if leopard seals are resting on the southern end of the beach.
25 June 2019
Although seals are marine mammals, they spend a lot of their time on land – particularly between June and September.
04 February 2019
The death of a juvenile little blue penguin/kororā, killed by a dog near the Whangawehi stream at Mahia Peninsula, has prompted DOC to remind owners to control their dogs.