Conservation Week website

 —  10/08/2009

Diva demands, design experiments and technical trials. DOC staff are used to outdoor adventures but developing the Conservation Week website was an indoor, office adventure of its own!

We’re really happy about launching the Conservation Week website so you can find out everything that’s happening for the week. Thanks for checking it out.

Staff from around DOC put in lots of effort to get it up and running. This is the first time we’ve done a website like this for Conservation Week so we learnt heaps along the way and had a great experience trying something new.

DOC’s techies stretched their design and development expertise to meet our high expectations for the site – thanks guys I owe you one!

Nic Vallance and a gecko in an outake from the photo shoot for the Conservation Week website.

What do you mean the gecko's cuter than me?

And our Meet the Locals presenter Nic Vallance, who is happiest in tramping boots getting up close to wildlife, went out of her comfort zone and into the photographer’s studio to be the face of our website, cheers Nic! The photos of Nic on the website are the more professional looking shots; check out our Getting Involved in Conservation group on Flickr to see some of the photos that didn’t make the cut.

DOC and TVNZ 6 have lots of stuff planned for Conservation Week this year, we’re adding events daily so check back to see what’s happening in your patch. TVNZ 6 is showing some fantastic conservation-themed programmes leading up to and during the week so I’ll tell you more about what you can look forward to soon.

4 responses to Conservation Week website


    As always, your post is insightful plus skillfully written � thank you. Keep up the good work I love your site! 😉


    Good job! very professional site, great design and well integrated. Love it.


    Oh no!!! this brings back nightmares of sitting still for school photos!

    I would like to apologise to all for my complete inability to pose for still photographs… while i am happy to race around in front of a camera that is filming moving pictures (especially if i’m exploring some of our amazing wild places, or helping look after some of our weird and wonderful wildlife), it seems that because i’m always talking or doing something – the probability of being caught frozen in time while talking, laughing, being cheeky etc is extremely high!

    However, these piccies are quite amusing – and i would like to take the time to thank Emma and the photographer for their patience, given the model they had to deal with!

    Clearly Gary the Gecko had a much greater grasp of posing than me!

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