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Biodiversity Ranger Daniel Sawyers share with us his work in the Buller District, which is home to many of our native species, including whio/blue ducks.

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With a roof over our heads and a track to help us get around without pushing through snow-laden bush for hours, we were ready to start monitoring kiwi nests. 

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For 30 years, DOC have been New Zealand’s Rural Fire Authority. This means that many staff are trained to fight fires, and do so on public conservation land when necessary.

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Having chosen a site that would work for our study, we need to catch some adult kiwi and attach radio transmitters to their legs.

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We’re on the front lines of saving our iconic kiwi. Today we catch up with DOC ranger Tim who is currently managing a new project monitoring southern Fiordland tokoeka kiwi at Shy Lake.

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Ranger Roy Baker’s past life as a bike builder has proved valuable, giving his Taupo team the opportunity to lead the way with a new safe, efficient and environmentally friendly tool for DOC.

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we profile Waikato ranger Michael Paviour.

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