The coalition government’s 2018 budget includes a $181.6m increase in funding for the Department of Conservation over four years, a 16 per cent increase on the current departmental allocation. It includes $81.6m for landscape-scale predator control. The budget has also allocated funding to support an independent review into the fisheries management system as well as to upgrade fisheries monitoring and compliance efforts.
Where does the pacific golden plover – the kuriri – come from?
The shores of Miranda, in the Firth of Thames, are the part-time home to the kuriri. The fourth most common of the Arctic migrants ... more
Attracting Spotted Shags back to the Noises
The Hauraki Gulf is home to a threatened population of Spotted Shags, thought to be genetically distinct. Whilst the Spotted Shag is relatively common ... more
There’s a kiwi in the wheelhouse
Fullers360’s role in moving precious cargo throughout the Hauraki ... more
Growing the rare shore plover / tūturuatu population
In December the Department of Conservation announced that seven critically endangered shore plover chicks have hatched on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf, ... more
What threats do seabirds face?
A comprehensive new book on the challenges for ... more
Cruise ships urged to dim the lights
In a dramatic incident in the Gulf last year, about 60 Buller’s Shearwaters ended up on the deck of a cruise ship after being ... more