Conservation

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Posted on 07 September 2021

Project Mahitahi Kaimahi for Nature

Rod and his team, as part of the Project Mahitahi Kaimahi for Nature (restoration of the Maitai Valley), planted 26,450 native plants in June and in July 2021.

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Posted on 22 April 2021

Realigning the Rob Roy

The Rob Roy track leads walkers to the Rob Roy Glacier. This is a very popular one day walk (20,00 visitors per year)

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Posted on 22 April 2021

Remaking the Milford

In early February 2020 the Fiordland area received a rainfall event of “biblical proportions” in the vicinity of 800 mm in 24 hours.

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Posted on 05 March 2021

Towards a TBfree New Zealand

New Zealand’s meat industry is our second largest exporter, generating almost $10bn of $40bn annual export earnings. The sustainability of this export stream relies in large part on our country’s reputation as a trustworthy, safe source of high quality meat.

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Posted on 04 March 2021

A great renewal led by generosity

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for achieving predation control targets over time throughout New Zealand. Current activity is driven by Predator Free 2050 - an ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nations natural taonga, our economy and primary sector. 

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Posted on 12 February 2021

Widdershin Track

Nelson’s reputation as a gold standard mountain bike area is based on an extensive network of high quality tracks and trails. The advantage of high elevations in close proximity to the city centre makes for outstanding mountain biking experiences for locals and visitors. 

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Posted on 10 February 2021

Leading the (eco) charge

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect around the world. Societies and governments have been forced to respond at pace and in a variety of ways to avoid substantial, negative social and economic consequences.

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Posted on 10 February 2021

A great walk like no other

The Paparoa Track is the latest addition to New Zealand’s renowned Great Walks network. 45kms long and taking around 2 to 3 days, the dual use (mountain bike and walking) track winds through diverse landscapes within Paparoa National Park on the wild west coast of the South Island - from limestone karst ranges to rainforested valleys and weathered alpine forests.

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Posted on 04 February 2021

Backing up for the Blues

The Whio or Blue Duck are naturally found in New Zealand’s wild backcountry waterways. Like many of our native birds, the blue duck has suffered massive population loses over time, due to habitat turbulence and predation. 

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