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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we’re profiling Kataraina, an Interpretation Ranger based on Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands.

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Crystal is a Community Ranger in Te Anau and she visited Sky Lake to help the team track and monitor kiwi chicks. She shared her adventure with us.

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Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received!

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After a month of care and rehabilitation, our staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

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We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves using baited remote underwater video.

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We follow the work over a season with the Whio Recovery Programme at the Central Southern Alps Security Site.

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Te Kuiti ranger Doug Taucher retires on Monday. Read about his 43 years as a ranger for the Forest Service then DOC.

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