Thirty years ago on 1 April 1987, DOC was born. It was a national declaration that our country valued its nature and wild places.

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Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds.

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a DOC ranger? We got in touch with Tom MacTavish, the ranger in Akaroa, and asked him to tell us about his day.

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Liz Carlson, of the popular travel blog Young Adventuress, shares 10 things you may not know about our endangered blue duck for Whio Awareness Month.

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Visit Cape Palliser at this time of year and the seal pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun.

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Volunteers worked tirelessly at one of New Zealand’s largest ever pilot whale strandings at Farewell Spit last month.

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We follow the work over a season with the Whio Recovery Programme at the Central Southern Alps Security Site.

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