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For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species.

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At the mouth of the Grey River/Māwheranui is an island that has been restored thanks to the efforts of DOC staff, the local community, and the Grey District Council.

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Ranger Don Herron shares with us his ride along the “marvellous” Old Ghost Road—one of New Zealand’s premier multi-day single track rides.

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