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23 February, 2015

Minister announces conservation fund open

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has today announced the Department of Conservation’s 2015 Community Conservation Partnerships Fund is open for submissions.

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10 February, 2015

Minister congratulates Project Crimson

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated Project Crimson for their achievements over the past 25 years in saving pohutukawa and rata trees and helping them flourish.

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2 February, 2015

Communities celebrate World Wetlands Day

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated community groups on their work to preserve New Zealand’s wetlands and encouraged New Zealanders to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

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22 January, 2015

Community brings fairy prions to Mana Island

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the successful introduction of 100 fairy prion chicks to Mana Island and congratulated those involved with the community partnership project.

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13 January, 2015

New partnership to support Queen Charlotte Track

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced a new Yealands Family Wines partnership with the Department of Conservation that will provide more than $100,000 over three years for conservation initiatives on and around the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds.

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8 January, 2015

Last call for Conservation Board nominations

Associate Minister of Conservation, Hon Nicky Wagner today encouraged New Zealanders passionate about conservation to seek nomination for conservation boards, before nominations close on 20 January.

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21 December, 2014

Minister welcomes opening of Heritage Park

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today welcomed the opening of Rangihoua Heritage Park in Northland as a special cultural and historical asset to be enjoyed by all New Zealanders.

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19 December, 2014

Hunter Access Secured by Game Animal Council

Associate Conservation Minister Hon Peter Dunne today congratulates the Game Animal Council and Te Urewera Board for their hard work to ensure access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park.

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17 December, 2014

New strategy to tackle kauri dieback

A new joint strategy to tackle kauri dieback has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.

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16 December, 2014

Minister welcomes predator control venture

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed an innovative partnership to dramatically transform the way invasive predators are managed on mainland New Zealand.

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4 December, 2014

Minister launches “boot camp” for whio

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today officially opened a “boot camp” for whio at the Tongariro National Trout Centre near Turangi.

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28 November, 2014

Martinborough winemaker receives conservation award

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has presented Clive Paton of Martinborough with the 2014 Loder Cup at a ceremony today, for his significant contribution to habitat restoration in New Zealand.

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6 November, 2014

Govt to engage with families on next steps at Pike River

The Government has today accepted Solid Energy’s decision not to pursue the Pike River drift re-entry project and committed to working with the Pike River families on next steps for the Pike River site, says Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges and Acting Conservation Minister for issues relating to Pike River, Nick Smith.

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5 November, 2014

Little blue penguin is the vote of choice

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has cast her vote for the little blue penguin in Forest & Bird’s Seabird of the Year 2014.

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4 November, 2014

Minister congratulates conservation innovators

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the winners of the inaugural Conservation Innovation Awards.

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3 November, 2014

Minister welcomes Conservation Week

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the start of Conservation Week, which this year has a theme of “Discover the world where you live.”

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30 October, 2014

Game Animal Council Takes Lead to Ensure Hunter Access

Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today’s joint announcement by the Game Animal Council and the Te Urewera Trust Board regarding access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park.

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