Looking for new places to discover with your family this summer? We asked our local experts – DOC rangers at Visitor Centres – to share their top picks for whānau -friendly places to explore during the summer holidays. Our rangers share why they love these places, and can help you plan and prepare for your own adventures.

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The pine: a classic tree of joyous festivities, or destructive pest? The Hawke’s Bay team headed out of the office with their Christmas tinsel and silky saws to investigate further.

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We’ve been studying scree skink ecology and the impacts of predators. However, two years into the study, a devastating flood nearly wiped the population out.

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