DOC turns 30 celebration cakes

Department of Conservation —  18/04/2017

In April DOC is turning 30 and we’ve been celebrating in the best way possible — with cake. Check out some of the creative birthday cakes from around the country and let us know your favourite…

On 1 April 1987, DOC was born. To mark the milestone birthday, DOC offices and districts around the country have been celebrating with a whole host of colourful and imaginative celebration cakes.

Creative bakers right around the country have been putting their skills to the test to represent the iconic species and special places we’ve looked after for the past three decades.

Whangarei had two variations of celebration cake, one featuring DOC rangers and the green and gold signage, the second celebrating species including kōkako, kiwi and the kauri snail.

Whanganui sported a whio kayaking the Whanganui river while Westland opted for the kiwi approach. Fiordland also featured our native whio/blue duck as well as kākāpō.

DOC’s National Office in Wellington celebrated with an stunning image of Chancellor Hut. Auckland and the East Coast featured Whittakers chocolate kiwi and Northland went for a more traditional take on a celebration cake.

We think all these cakes look great, not to mention delicious!

We would love to know which cake you like best, comment below and tell us what region’s cake is your favourite.

Celebrating 30 years of DOC

Join us as we take a step back in time to remember the history and achievements from 30 years of conservation. Follow along as we step back in time on the DOC website or on Twitter using the hashtag #DOCturns30.

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