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Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.

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Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent time on the isolated rock in a bid to rid it of invasive weeds. Kapiti Wellington Biodiversity Ranger Emma Rowell shares their story.

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we profile Ollie Harris, Ranger Supervisor in Takaka.

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When writer Diana Noonan recently found a menacing weed in her local forest reserve she contacted the local DOC staff who sprung into action.

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Each year six students from around the country are chosen by DOC to combat the biosecurity risk known as white bryony.

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What did forests on Banks Peninsula look like before the weeds and pests invaded? That’s the question Wayne Beggs and Anna Paltridge set out to answer.

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It’s not the glamour job everyone thinks it is, but DOC’s abseiling weed team from Takaka do get some terrific views.

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