Archives For Southland

In the depths of the South Island, where Moa and Moose still roam, Jill Hetherington tells a tale of two employees who have brought in 2,000 work days of conservation effort. 

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New Zealand is full of weird, wonderful creatures and we’re lucky enough to get opportunities to discover more about these biological treasures. Senior Ranger Phil Melgren had one of these opportunities recently – a great gecko hunt.

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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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Looking for the perfect summer adventure? Escape the city and head to the bottom of the world. Here are the top 7 things to do in Western Southland.

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DOC’s Jennifer Ross shares her experience walking the Rakiura Track in a day as part of Orphans Aid International’s “Challenge for Change” Week.

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We loved showing Prince Harry around Ulva Island / Te Wharawhara this week—and he enjoyed the island’s unspoilt rainforest, pristine golden beaches and getting close to some of New Zealand’s rarest birdlife.

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Five enthusiastic volunteers arrived from across the country to give a makeover to a little DOC house nestled at Papatōwai in the Catlins.

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