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.
Department of Conservation (Doc) staff are asking for help to
find the person responsible for another marine mammal death
on Stewart Island.
If New Zealand sea lion numbers are to increase, effort needs
to be put into helping adults survive, biologist Stefan Meyer
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.
An admission the Department of Conservation had ''not been on
its game'' for some time did not surprise Otago's Fish and
The Department of Conservation has declined to release a fire
investigation report to the Otago Daily Times
requested under the Official Information Act.
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.
With the odds overcome, Manapouri's Ruth Shaw was overjoyed
at yesterday's Government decision to refuse the Fiordland
The Department of Conservation plans to buy several parcels
of Contact Energy land in the Upper Clutha if a funding
application is successful.
A new team of managers has
been appointed to run the biodiversity, recreation and
historic conservation arm of the Department of Conservation's
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