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Research Assistant Crystal Brindle has followed the rock wren/tuke in to the alpine zone at Lake Roe to monitor the nesting success of this endangered native bird.

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Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, DOC rangers were on the lookout for another sort of flying mammal.

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Reducing the numbers of rats, stoats and possums was key to protecting endangered mohua and other native wildlife in the blue mountains area. This could be done through aerial 1080 pest control operations, but we wanted to know how effective this method was.

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we profile Paul Jacques, a ranger based in Invercargill.

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DOC Central Plateau and Project Tongariro staff went bush recently for a snail-counting mission in the Waipakihi Valley.

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Every January a select band of DOC staff head to the Eglinton Valley in Fiordland to measure the populations of our rare native bats.

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Blue chip technology

Sam O'Leary —  14/09/2009

Technology these days.. It’s all about Twitter right? or blogging, High Definintion, Bluetooth.. or some sort of fandangle GPS system that seems to do all the work for us. What happened to the traditional electronics? You know – circuits, soldering irons and LEDs.. All that stuff..

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