Being a protected species, you would think our celebrity bird would be better off bred in captivity.
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.
Following staff criticism, a new pilot programme is about to start to try to address problems with the Department of Conservation's new structure.
A survey of Department of Conservation staff has found the overwhelming majority believe the department is now less efficient than before it was restructured.
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.
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.
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.
If New Zealand sea lion numbers are to increase, effort needs to be put into helping adults survive, biologist Stefan Meyer says.
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 Game Council.
The Department of Conservation has declined to release a fire investigation report to the Otago Daily Times requested under the Official Information Act.
With the odds overcome, Manapouri's Ruth Shaw was overjoyed at yesterday's Government decision to refuse the Fiordland monorail.
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.
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 southern region.
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.
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.
Predator-free is a fraught phrase with some hidden fish-hooks.
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.
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.