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Doc withholds fire report

Doc withholds fire report

The Department of Conservation has declined to release a fire investigation report to the Otago Daily Times requested under the Official Information Act.

'It's over' - monorail rejected

'It's over' - monorail rejected

Te Anau people should be crying - not cheering - over yesterday's government decision rejecting the idea of a $240 million Fiordland monorail, its backer says.

Relief and celebration after two-year battle

With the odds overcome, Manapouri's Ruth Shaw was overjoyed at yesterday's Government decision to refuse the Fiordland monorail.

Doc may buy Contact land

The Department of Conservation plans to buy several parcels of Contact Energy land in the Upper Clutha if a funding application is successful.

Three new southern Doc managers

Three new southern Doc managers

A new team of managers has been appointed to run the biodiversity, recreation and historic conservation arm of the Department of Conservation's southern region.

Need for new tools to control pests in NZ

Need for new tools to control pests in NZ

Urgent action is needed to develop new approaches and improve tools to protect New Zealand's environment and economy from pests as some older approaches to pest management become ''obsolete'', a new Royal Society of New Zealand report says.

Predators and plagues

Predators and plagues

Predator-free New Zealand is a wild dream gaining a popular voice. But what animals would we get rid of. And how? First, however, we have a looming rat and stoat plague with which to contend, writes Bruce Munro.

One man's predator is another man's companion

One man's predator is another man's companion

Predator-free is a fraught phrase with some hidden fish-hooks.

Sea lion threat plan needed 'promptly'

Sea lion threat plan needed 'promptly'

Urgent interim measures need to be taken to protect the endangered New Zealand sea lion population given the serious rate of decline in pup numbers in the Auckland Islands, scientists and conservationists say.

Island complex to be Blake Station

The new research station to be built on the environmentally protected Auckland Islands, 465km south of Bluff, will be named after the late Sir Peter Blake.

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