Conservation

Antarctic expedition will see first humans visit Weddell Sea floor

A mini submarine will be used to research and document marine life.

Tree cut down at Marlborough campsite.

DOC furious after trees cut at Marlborough campsite for better water view

Rangers discovered at least four trees had been cut, including ngaio and pittosporums.

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The illegal haul at the reserve north of Gisborne included 55 crayfish and more than 600 kina.

Zero-tolerance crackdown on poaching as 16 people caught illegally taking kina, crayfish near Gisborne

The large amount of seafood was taken from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve.

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Fire burned through more than 2000 hectares of the hills above Christchurch last February.

US Coastguard helps out with tree restoration on charred Port Hills

Crew on a stopover on the way to Antarctica are helping restore the charred Christchurch landscape.

Wellington praised for trapping more predators of native animals than any other NZ city

About 5000 households are participating in backyard trapping says Wellington councillor.

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Wilding Pines are expensive and exhausting to remove, and are a major threat to NZ's eco-system.

'It's a big win' – creative Queenstown business sells pest as Christmas trees

Wilding Pines are expensive and exhausting to remove, and are a major threat to NZ's eco-system.

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Maori on the Karikari Peninsula are introducing a two-year rahui at Matai Bay.

Iwi ban on seafood gathering takes effect at popular Northland beach

Community members will be patrolling Matai Bay and neighbouring Waikato Bay.

Winston Peters condemns Japan's 'scientific' whaling, says they need to 'rethink what it's doing'

A statement which reiterates international opposition to the whaling was released today.

Bird centre nurses Fluffy the baby morepork, who was kicked out of nest by mum

Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre is already nursing native birds that have fallen victim to the heat.

The southern brown kiwi is under threat from stoats on the West Coast.

Two species of kiwi have status changed from endangered to vulnerable

The rowi and brown kiwi have been hailed as success stories by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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There is a proposal to close the Waitakere Ranges, which has seen 20 per cent of its kauri trees infected with the disease.

More Waitakere Ranges tracks to close as Auckland battles kauri dieback disease

"Give the ranges a bit of a break," says Councillor Penny Hulse.

Watch: 'I don't want to gush here' – Al Gore can't stop heaping praise on Jacinda Ardern during climate change interview

The former US Vice President told Ardern he loves that she's PM of NZ, to which she replied "is it my accent?"

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DOC threatened for second time in three months over use of 1080 poison in Taranaki

They have asked police to investigate a threatening letter.

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Local Maori and conservationists have declared the Waitakere Ranges closed off in bit to stop spread of Kauri dieback disease.

'It's a tipping point for the ecology of the forest' – Waitakere Ranges closed in fight against Kauri dieback

Hundreds of giant kauri in the Waitakere Ranges are dying with 20 per cent infected.

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New Zealand was at the forefront of the push for fishing restrictions in the Ross Sea.

World's second largest marine sanctuary created 'effectively in New Zealand's back yard'

The government admits monitoring the remote Ross Sea area will be challenging.

Watch: Rare Hector's Dolphins sighting wows Banks Peninsula tourist boat passengers

Two mother dolphins and their baby calves were spotted around Onuku Bay.

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The small birds have been forced away from beach nesting zones, settling in some unusual spots around Auckland city.

'All of us are guardians here' – Auckland Council and locals protecting endangered dotterel birds in urban environment

The small birds have been forced away from beach nesting zones, settling in some unusual spots around Auckland city.

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The NZ Army is pitching in to help with the rescue at Marfell's Beach.

Stranded orca saved after volunteers and army work tirelessly in dramatic rescue

The orca was washed up on Marfells Beach in Seddon yesterday.

Ozone hole shrinks to smallest peak since 1988 NASA says

The ozone hole hit its highest in 2000 at 29.86 million square kilometres.

Protected kereru killed in Napier, the third in Hawke's Bay in as many years

A member of the public found the young bird on the ground at Park Island on Sunday, apparently shot.

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A genetic study of thousands of fish in and around Goat Island Marine Reserve north of Auckland has found it is acting as a nursery.

Watch: Scientists prove marine reserves boosting snapper numbers in NZ waters

Findings show the reserve is contributing significantly to the population outside its borders.

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Department of Conservation set to implement four-hour parking limit at famous Tongariro Crossing

They hope the move will ease congestion in the busy summer months.

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Arborist Charlie Cottrell-Jury lodged himself up the 25-metre-tall Norfolk Pine at Snells Beach this morning.

Protester arrested after scaling 150-year-old Norfolk Pine near Auckland to stop developers chopping it down

Arborist Charlie Cottrell-Jury lodged himself up the 25-metre-tall Norfolk Pine at Snells Beach.

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School children will be involved in helping preserve the declining karearea species.

Kiwi kids becoming 'Wingspan Warriors' in bid to save $20 note NZ falcon

School children will be involved in helping preserve the declining karearea species.

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The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Auckland Zoo helps last ditch bid to save Samoa's national bird

The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Kahurangi and Abel Tasman parks connected

The government has paid $275,000 for a 169-hectare block of protected land.

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John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

Meet the Taranaki man on a mission to get Kiwis excited about seeds

John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

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Graphic warning: 'Disgusting' chainsaw attack on beached whale sparks DOC probe

The grisly find has left Greymouth locals and conservation staff angry and baffled.

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New Zealanders will be exempt from the fee which will come into force if National is re-elected.

Where should New Zealand's next Great Walks be?

Kiwis are being given a say on where two new Great Walks should be established.

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