Gem the sea lion and her pup, who made their home on Tomahawk Beach, have been moved to a safer location.
Prosecuting three people who damaged "nationally significant" historic gold sluicings in the Oteake Conservation Park sends a clear message to others about respecting public land, the Department of Conservation says.
Last fire season was a quiet one for the Department of Conservation, despite a burn in Queenstown which cost $64,000 to extinguish.
The community has been given an extra 15 working days to give their views on the proposed Dart Passage and Riverstone monorail concessions to transport tourists between Queenstown and Fiordland because of the huge public interest and the need for more time to understand the complex issues, the Department of Conservation says.
A University of Otago lecturer is calling for an independent review of the proposed management of New Zealand's threatened sea lion population.
Holidaymakers are taking advantage of the dry and warm weather and flocking to Southern walking tracks.
Kiwi chicks could be scuttling around the Orokonui Ecosanctuary by the end of this year, as 16 Haast tokoeka kiwi have already begun preparations for breeding.
A Romanian conservationist who is believed to have drowned off Raoul Island was fulfilling a life dream to come to New Zealand.
Spare dollars may be few and far between amid the global financial crisis, but it has not stopped the Newton family from going on a holiday during the summer break.
The Department of Conservation is satisfied any effects Milford Sound's new $6 million harbour have on the environment will be minimal.
A bittersweet story about the battle for survival between the yellow-headed mohua and introduced predators, particularly rats and stoats, has been highlighted by Otago Daily Times photographs of mohua chicks.
A contentious trophy hunting proposal, where the Department of Conservation is considering issuing 10-year permits to heli-hunting operations, appears set to be shelved.
A $200 instant fine will be issued if "freedom camping" rules are broken, the Department of Conservation (Doc) Wakatipu area office warns.
New life has been breathed into an old back-country hut at the head of the Timaru River Valley, near Lake Hawea.
Taiaroa Head in Dunedin, an area that was the subject of disputes going back more than a century, may soon have a management plan to resolve the concerns of competing interests, Mayor Dave Cull says.
Submissions from as far afield as the United States and Australia have joined the chorus of protest about an application to renovate the historic St Bathans Post Office for commercial use, with 190 objections recorded.
Moke Lake, an increasingly popular camping and recreation spot near Queenstown, will be monitored by security patrols in an effort to preserve its tranquillity for everyone.
The Department of Conservation came under fire yesterday during a hearing on whether the historic St Bathans post office should be leased for commercial use, with one submitter saying the consultation was a "sham".
The Upper Taieri Wetland complex is nationally important and should receive greater protection, Department of Conservation technical support officer Murray Neilson told the Otago Regional Council yesterday.
Somewhere deep in the psyche of almost all New Zealanders there is a bush glade shaded deep green. When asked to think about what makes us who we are, so often the answers speak of our relationship to the land in which we live: the mountains, the lakes, the rivers and beaches; the forests, the plains and the oceans and the wildlife it harbours.