2021 media releases
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Stay safe and remember the rules when you return to the Hauraki Gulf Islands
11 November 2021
Following Auckland’s latest shift to Alert Level 3 – Step 2, DOC is expecting a high number of visitors to the Hauraki Gulf islands and they are reminding people to follow the rules and be extra cautious.
Know before you go – Auckland marine reserves and pest free islands
07 October 2021
Auckland’s boaties are being urged to adhere to rules around marine reserves and keep off the pest-free islands of the Hauraki Gulf, as city residents take to the water following changes to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions.
Connecting rangatahi to the soil
08 June 2021
Source: The Office of the Acting Minister of Conservation
A Jobs for Nature project to raise 480,000 native plants in nurseries across South Auckland will provide work for communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, Acting Conservation Minister Ayesha Verrall says.
Breeding season for rare tara iti offers hope for future
26 March 2021
New management techniques for Aotearoa’s rarest endemic bird, the tara iti / New Zealand fairy tern offers a hope for the future of the species, with a chick hatched and reared at Auckland Zoo and transferred to an offsite aviary before being released into the wild.
DOC urges island visitors to follow rules and biosecurity advice
11 March 2021
America’s Cup spectators and island getaway seekers visiting the Hauraki Gulf’s popular Motuihe Island are being urged to abide by “island etiquette” to protect threatened species and ensure the island’s biosecurity.