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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.

Call for more study of ocean change

The plight of Otago's yellow-eyed penguins highlights the need for a greater understanding of the changes in ocean conditions, Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson says.

Sea lion and pup move on

Smaills Beach is again open to dogs and vehicles, following the departure of a mother sea lion and her pup.

Kea-resistance effort on pellets

Kea-resistance effort on pellets

The Department of Conservation is planning to upset the stomachs of kea that scavenge for food from tourists - a move designed to save the birds' lives.

Sea lion and pup move to Smaills Beach

Smaills Beach is likely to be closed to dogs and vehicles from today, until a sea lion and its pup find a new home.

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