Archives For Auckland

It’s hard to believe that Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, our largest, busiest and most densely populated city in New Zealand hosts one of the most abundant and diverse marine parks in the world.

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we’re profiling Auckland’s marine rangers – Gabby, Ant, Bridgette and Grant.

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Planning your holiday? This ten-day trip itinerary will help you discover some of the best day trips, hikes and nature experiences that the Auckland region has to offer.

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Each year the CITES Secretariat celebrates World Wildlife Day (WWD) on 3 March. This year the theme for WWD is: ‘Life below water: for people and planet’.

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When Auckland’s Remuera Golf Course went for the international Golf Environmental Organisation certification in 2015, head greenkeeper Spencer Cooper immediately got on the line to DOC in Auckland.

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Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devenport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native birds safe from predators.

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Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead is studying them.

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