Your chance to question DOC staff

 —  19/10/2012

We want to know what you want to know about DOC staff.

If you’re a regular reader of the Conservation Blog you’ll know that we regularly go behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at DOC. If you’re not familiar with them, you can see what all the fuss is about here: Jobs at DOC.

Southland Conservator Barry Hanson in a traditional Scottish costume.

Not the usual DOC uniform, for Southland Conservator Barry Hanson

We’re refreshing the questions and want your input. Do you want to know what their best dance move is? Their earliest childhood memory? What a day in the office entails?

Let us know what you want to know in the comments. There’s a ‘Meet the locals – season 3’ DVD up for grabs for one lucky contributor.

Christine Officer standing on a peak with Lake McKellar in the background.

A day in the office for hut ranger Christine Officer

9 responses to Your chance to question DOC staff

    Siobhan File 14/11/2012 at 9:18 am

    Congrats to Roy who has been selected as the winner of the Meet the Locals season 3 DVD! Thanks to everyone for commenting! We’ve now got a fair idea of what you want to know about our staff. Unfortunately we’re all out of DVDs, but feel free to keep leaving suggestions if you have any ideas!

    Tom McMurtry 01/11/2012 at 6:59 pm

    Why do you work for the Department of Conservation?

    Tom McMurtry 01/11/2012 at 6:56 pm

    What is your favourite New Zealand plant?

    Tom McMurtry 31/10/2012 at 10:31 pm

    Where is the best place in New Zealand for a spectacular dawn chorus?


    What is your favourite backcountry meal?


    What is your favourite backcountry hut, and why?


    Imagine that someone has one week to explore the DoC estate. Where should they go and what should they do?


    Many of the folk at DoC seem to have been there a while. How would someone start a new career at DoC?

    Sarah Thompson 23/10/2012 at 11:18 am

    What is your favourite part of this wonderful country?