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New name for reptile breeding facility on Christmas Island

We were delighted to see so many Christmas Island residents join us this month for a community day at The Pink House. Everyone wanted to check out our newly-constructed captive breeding facility and catch a glimpse of the island’s critically endangered reptiles. 156 more words


Southern right whale visits Otago Harbour

By DOC’s Andrew Crawford, Dunedin

A southern right whale/tohora and her calf were spotted cruising around Otago Harbour last week—coming close to the shore, showing off their acrobatic skills, and giving onlookers a dramatic display of their flukes and blowholes. 134 more words

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Jobs at DOC: Karin Mahlfeld, Land Snails Ranger

Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). 1,138 more words

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2014

It’s New Zealand Fashion Week.

If you missed getting tickets to see the latest looks from designers such as Kate Sylvester, NOM*d* and Juliette Hogan, we’ve got your back, with this exclusive show from our very best designer… 58 more words

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Protecting our kakī

By DOC Ranger, Cody Thyne

As a ranger based in Twizel the main part of my job is supporting the Kakī Recovery Programme.

Kakī/black stilts… 415 more words

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Peripatus: New Zealand's velvet worms/ngaokeoke

They measure only 2 centimetres in length, so how does a 2 metre long peripatus (velvet worm) come to be found in one of Dunedin’s oldest buildings? 597 more words

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