Seven separate cases against Waikato farmers and businessmen resulted in convictions and fines totalling $318,025.
The likely cause of death was warm, low-oxygen inflows of ponded floodwater.
"Anything else is at best misleading, and at worst potentially lethal for the human enterprise."
"It's very simple to say it's not sustainable, we're taking too much out of the sea."
The New Zealander was left fighting for his life after his encounter with a Fer De Lance snake two weeks ago.
The clean-up and protection projects will create 400 jobs across the country.
DoC is exploring new ways to make sure facilities at popular national parks aren't overwhelmed.
DoC is asking for sightings of Hector's or Māui dolphins.
"It's simply the fact of too much disturbance."
Visitors to the Waitaki district are being told they risk losing access to the local lakes if they continue polluting the water.
Surprisingly, Newshub found enough to make a whole story out of it.
The message to owners was simple.
"The surgeries went well but were not enough to save the ailing kiwi whose health continued to deteriorate in the weeks following the operation."
Their population has dropped a whopping 91 percent over 20 years.
With just under 3000 blue ducks left in the wild, the species is at risk of becoming extinct.
It was thought the birds were being dazed by bright new LED lights in Punakaiki.
Tame Malcolm says biosecurity measures are important to stop the spread of disease.
A group has been campaigning to save the trees on the site for the past year with protests and occupations.
Aucklanders used an additional 32 million litres in one day the week after the rules changed.
It caused some people to be physically sick.