Archives For Otago

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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Reducing the numbers of rats, stoats and possums was key to protecting endangered mohua and other native wildlife in the blue mountains area. This could be done through aerial 1080 pest control operations, but we wanted to know how effective this method was.

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Wanaka’s trainee ranger, Abby Toesland, explains the importance of catching introduced red back spiders to help protect the Cromwell Chaffer beetle.

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It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. We’re celebrating all over the country, here are some of the things our rangers are doing. 

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There’s a dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have been volunteering for 20 years, and they’re all older than my granddad.

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What do predator traps, grebe rafts, translocation boxes, wētā motels and red tussock have in common? These are just some of the conservation products made or grown by inmates at the Otago Correctional Facility.

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Winners of the RoyalCam ‘name the chick’ competition met Moana up close at Taiaroa Head yesterday.

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