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The Department of Conservation is proposing to allow pedal-assist 300 watt e-bikes on 33km of new shared-use track in Tongariro National Park. But it's caught some off guard, including cycling… Audio
A plan to put artificial moas and light shows into an ancient cave system has critics accusing DOC of forgetting about the environment as it focuses on tourism.
Extra Department of Conservation funding is being funnelled into tourism rather than addressing biodiversity and threatened species, environmental groups say. Audio
The government's new infrastructure fund falls short of what is needed to help councils pay for more toilets and carparks, a tourism leader says.
Tourism operators want to be able to build their own tracks and huts in national parks.
After making its debut last year a webcam at an Otago albatross colony is a global hit. Audio, Gallery
New Zealand's nine Great Walks have become increasingly popular, but if you want to stay overnight they've just become more expensive too. DoC's Gavin Walker explains why hut fees are going up. Audio
The Department of Conservation is putting up barriers to deter thieves from helping themselves to a stash of whale bones that have just been uncovered after 150 years. Video, Audio
Dozens of staff from New Zealand's Department of Conservation, MetService and GNS Science agencies are conducting work in the Kermadecs. Audio
Ian Telfer is on Enderby Island, south of Bluff, where efforts to increase the sea lion population appear to be working. Audio
Lloyd Esler of Invercargill has dug deep in the archives to tell of the story of the role rabbits and possums once played in New Zealand's early economy and how that all changed. Audio, Gallery
As tourist numbers climb, officials are looking at different fees for international and domestic visitors as a way to fund back-country infrastructure.
The problem of people flouting fire bans in conservation land is getting worse, says a Department of Conservation ranger.
Of the more than 1500 different moths in New Zealand, the biggest and most spectacular is the Puriri or ghost moth of the North Island. Its pale velvety green markings give it a very ghost-like… Audio
The Department of Conservation wants Christmas holiday travellers to take their time and enjoy the sights on the alternate route between Picton and Christchurch. Video, Audio
A Taranaki iwi has signalled its interest in thousands of hectares of Department of Conservation land at a Treaty settlement hui at Te Upoko o te Whenua marae.
Is it time to start charging a fee for doing New Zealand's great walks. Audio
Protesters have threatened DOC staff and damaged property over 1080 use, the department says. Audio
Complaints to police of threats to DOC workers on the West Coast are being blown out of proportion, an anti-1080 campaigner says.
The lawyer for Forest & Bird says it is increasingly in opposition to the Department of Conservation, as the department decides to appeal over the Ruatanihwa dam to the Supreme Court. Audio