DOC and TVNZ 6 filmed a special Meet the Locals episode to celebrate Conservation Week 2010. Meet the Locals is our TV series about New Zealand’s wildlife, wild places and the people working hard to look after them. The special episode played on TVNZ 6 during Conservation Week but if you missed it, don’t worry because you can now watch it online.
In the special our presenter, James Reardon, first takes viewers to Anchor Island where he’s joined by DOC’s Stephen Horn. They check up on Manu the kākāpō and talk about what it takes to move birds back from remote islands to the mainland, for all New Zealanders to enjoy.
He then heads to Whareorino Forest with DOC’s Lisa Daglish to find out more about our unique Archey’s Frogs. Finally, James flies into the Murchison Mountains to talk to DOC’s Linda Kilduff and check on the takahē chicks that were relocated here in 2009, to see how these birds are doing in their new environment.
Watch the Meet the Locals Conservation Week Special on TVNZ 6’s website. Enjoy!