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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.

New approach taking time to bed in

An admission the Department of Conservation had ''not been on its game'' for some time did not surprise Otago's Fish and Game Council.

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.

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