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Create for Conservation Week

If you missed out on Conservation Week (10-18 September 2016) there’s still time to join activities around the country and enjoy our natural world. Why not take time out from technology and swap your screens for green by bringing wildlife to your garden to celebrate? Many studies now show what parents, teachers, childcare providers and […]

Plan a family outdoor adventure this winter

It’s easy to feel trapped indoors by winter. Cold weather and short days makes planning outdoor family activities more of a challenge than it was during the summer months. But have no fear—there are many places to go and things to do this winter in and around Christchurch. In this article, Christchurch-based DOC ranger Cheryl […]

Autumn outdoor adventures with Kiwi Guardians

Getting out into nature has never been as fun – or as rewarding – as it is now. That’s because the Department of Conservation (DOC) is rewarding young Kiwis for exploring the great outdoors by giving them a medal through its new Kiwi Guardians programme. Kiwi Guardians is a new programme developed by the Department […]