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New Zealand is full of weird, wonderful creatures and we’re lucky enough to get opportunities to discover more about these biological treasures. Senior Ranger Phil Melgren had one of these opportunities recently – a great gecko hunt.

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An update from Director-General Lou Sanson on DOC’s birthday celebrations, gecko translocations, myrtle rust and more.

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Today’s photo is of the threatened Wellington green gecko, which is only found in the southern half of the North Island.

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Earlier this year, DOC’s Phil Melgren won gold and bronze medals in a national photography contest for his stunning images of starred and harlequin gecko.

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Last month a mission was launched to save the native Canterbury geckos that live on the rocky bluffs above the quake-damaged Sumner Road in Christchurch.

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After a long flight home a pair of jewelled geckos are settling back in to life in New Zealand after they were illegally smuggled to Germany.

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Today’s photo of the week is of a very special Wellington green gecko on Matiu Somes Island.

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