View an alphabetical list of all Meet the Locals video clips.
Watch a video about the humble historic homestead in Arthur’s Pass that has been lovingly restored and is open to receive visitors.
Extreme athletes and conservationists are coming together to help protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds, the blue duck. Watch this video to learn more.
The largest rural fire service in the country is in fact the Department of Conservation. Their fire-fighting skills are sought after both here and overseas - watch this video to find out more.
Watch a video on how to eat in style when you're out in the wild. Tramping doesn’t have to mean eating porridge and two minute noodles.
Hector's dolphin is New Zealand's smallest dolphin. These native dolphins are endangered in New Zealand. Find out how to behave when sharing the water with Hector's.
Check out this video to see some of our more charismatic locals! Nic finds some jewelled geckos in Canterbury.
Kaitorete Spit in Canterbury is a great place for lizards. Find out what’s so alluring about our native geckos and skinks and how we can help them in our own backyards.
Nic finds out how DOC staff in Canterbury are fighting the clock to save our threatened species of kākāriki.
The kakī is one of the world’s rarest wading birds. In the 1980s, their numbers plummeted to 23 adult birds. However, the captive management programme at Twizel is making a real difference, as this video reveals.
Kura Tāwhiti in the Arthur’s Pass region was once a meeting place for early Māori. This video looks at the wildlife that used to live here and what climbers and iwi are doing to protect this special place.
Fifteen years ago Ōtukaikino/Wilson’s Swamp, in Canterbury, was basically a bunch of damp paddocks. Find out who’s helping this wetland get well on its way to being restored.
Ōtumahua or Quail Island is a short ferry ride from Lyttelton. This video shows its colourful history including some special stories of our most important Antarctic explorers.
This video introduces the Search and Rescue Alpine Rescue Team in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, who dedicate their working days to rescuing people off the dangerous Southern Alps.
Canterbury is home is to one of New Zealand’s most endangered fish species, the mysterious mudfish. Find out in this video what they are up to and what makes them so special.
High in the Southern Alps, the tiny 40-strong community in Arthur’s Pass Village are committed bunch of locals. Watch this video to find out how this community has a mission to protect kiwi.
Ōtumahua or Quail Island, sits like a jewel, safely tucked away in Lyttleton Harbour. Watch this video to discover how the community are protecting the wildlife there.
The Little River Rail Trail near Christchurch might not have trains anymore, but you can still get on your bike and enjoy it. Find out in this video how the trail is being restored.
Don't confuse them with a little blue penguin. Canterbury is home to the white-flippered penguin. Watch this video to find out how DOC and others are helping out these little locals.
Being a wildlife photographer is a creative way that you can enjoy New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes, and fascinating wildlife. Watch this video for some tips on wildlife photography.
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