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Island Supervisor Karl Fisher’s days usually fly by in a blur and like most rangers he is happiest when he is working. So, you can imagine what it must have been like when he was required to ‘down tools’ and stay in his bubble to stop the transmission of COVID-19

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Patrick van Diepen was only four weeks on the job as DOC ranger for Motuihe Island/Te Motu-a-Ihenga in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Ko te Pātaka kai o Tīkapa Moana, when he had to quickly make the decision whether he wanted to, or even could, stay on the island during lockdown.

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Considering that living on an island is a form of isolation from the mainland, did lock down look and feel any different to normal life? We asked our rangers that live on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to share their experiences during Alert Levels 3 & 4. Welcome to Postcards from the Edge!

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