Archives For Nelson/Marlborough

A partnership between our staff and Marlborough District Council (MDC) saw a traditional teachers’ workshop evolve into something a little bit special this year. Community Ranger Wendy Sullivan explains how Marlborough students taught their teachers a thing or two about conservation.

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What is so special about the red tussock on the Gouland Downs you might ask? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull and boring” plant is worthy of admiration.

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It’s now over six weeks since the first 18 takahē took flight (so to speak) to their new home in Kahurangi National Park. Takahē Advocacy Ranger Julie Harvey updates us on the birds progress in their new home.

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Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide.

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Endurance sportsman Lee Griggs tells us about his attempt to cycle the Molesworth Station on a unicycle to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

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Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer.

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Today we follow Kirsten, one of our marine scientists, in the second part a collaborative study with MPI and NIWA to survey blue cod in marine reserves.

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