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Native bats are something few New Zealander’s know exist, let alone have ever seen. With two species living in Fiordland local rangers undertake monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special little critters.

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This is a special guest blog by Anthony Behrens, content creator and conservationist at Swampthing, sharing his recent experience following DOC Rangers in the Northern Ruahine rat monitoring programme.

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The Paparoa Track, New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk, opens on 1 December 2019. It’s already proving popular and bookings are filling up fast.

Keen to bike the track on a particular date, but can’t get a bed in Moonlight Tops Hut? Don’t despair – you can still mountain bike the Paparoa Track without stopping for the night at Moonlight Tops.

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