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Waikaia to be 1080'd again

The Department of Conservation is planning to aerial 1080 poison the Waikaia forest again this August. This is the second massive non specific aerial poison of this popular recreational area in less than two years and is a waste of taxpayers money!

Doc Community Fund increase

Doc Community Fund increase

Conservation projects will be able to apply for additional Department of Conservation funding following the announcement of a multimillion-dollar cash injection to its Community Fund.

Doc reassessing its structure over shortcomings

Doc reassessing its structure over shortcomings

Following staff criticism, a new pilot programme is about to start to try to address problems with the Department of Conservation's new structure.

Doc restructuring panned by staff

A survey of Department of Conservation staff has found the overwhelming majority believe the department is now less efficient than before it was restructured.

Opinion awaits Doc response

An ombudsman's opinion criticising the Department of Conservation's approval of a concession application ''raises some interesting questions'', Doc deputy director-general, policy, Doris Johnston says.

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.

Assurance over signs

The Department of Conservation says trampers using the Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the most treacherous section of the crossing.

Doc staff ask for help after shot fur seal found

Department of Conservation (Doc) staff are asking for help to find the person responsible for another marine mammal death on Stewart Island.

Adult sea lions key to lifting numbers

Adult sea lions key to lifting numbers

If New Zealand sea lion numbers are to increase, effort needs to be put into helping adults survive, biologist Stefan Meyer says.

High demand for new Doc fund sees many miss out

High demand for new Doc fund sees many miss out

More than half the Otago and Southland groups that applied for funding from the Department of Conservation's new partnerships fund failed in their bid.

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