Archives For Conservation Week 2013

Celebrate! Conservation Week 2013.Conservation Week 2013 has officially launched to the world and we’d love to have you involved in the celebrations.

The week runs from 8–15 September, with the theme ‘Celebrate Conservation Week! What’s your whānau doing?’

As part of the celebrations we’re encouraging you to ‘make a pledge’ for conservation and we’ve got a number of celebrity ambassadors on board to help:

Pledge and win!

Everyone who registers a pledge on the Conservation Week website will go in the draw to win an awesome conservation holiday for four to Great Barrier Island.

See for all the details on the competition and how to make your pledge.

Social media

Share photos, videos or stories of you and your whānau completing your pledges on social media using #pledgefornz, to be in to win some neat spot prizes. We’re looking out for you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr.

We’d also love it if you’d join and share with us on the Wildside, the official Facebook community for Conservation Week 2013.


Conservation Week events will take place across the country – check out what’s going on in your region and get involved. New events are being added all the time.

That’s the spiel, now, tell me, what’s your whānau doing?

Today, I’m inviting you somewhere special. Not many people know about this place yet – you’re one of the first. The place is called Wildside and it’s a new social media community run by the Department of Conservation (DOC) on Facebook and Twitter.

Wildside Facebook screenshot.

With the tagline Aotearoa New Zealand. Live it. Love it. Look after it. Together. Wildside promises inspiring stories, images, videos and conversations about:

Living on the wildside – tramping, camping, biking, hunting…

Loving the wildside – our places, plants, animals, people…

Looking after the wildside – protecting, restoring… doing our bit.

And, importantly, Wildside is about doing it together.

We didn’t want another place on the web about ‘DOC the government department’. Wildside is for, and about, everyone.

Wildside Twitter screenshot.

Here at DOC we’re working towards making New Zealand the greatest living space on Earth – but this vision isn’t just ours, and we can’t do it alone. We want you to join the journey – and Wildside will be a great place to start. Will you join us?