View an alphabetical list of all Meet the Locals video clips.
The tale of the black robin is probably our most famous conservation story. The dedication that led to the return of this population from just one viable female, Old Blue, has inspired people throughout the globe.
By the early 1900s the buff weka had become extinct in their home-range of eastern Canterbury and Otago. But, through a stroke of luck, 12 birds had been introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905.
The Chatham petrel is a seabird that is threatened because its neighbours, another seabird – the broad-billed prion – pushes it out of its burrows. 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.
The parea is one of the largest pigeons in the world. Closely related to the kererū, this species dropped to around fifty birds in the 1980s. Learn how people on the Chathams protect it.
In the isolated Chatham Islands local Moriori practiced the art of tree-carving or rakau momori. Learn about some of the fascinating ‘dendroglyphs’ that still exist in the forest at Hapupu.
The island of Rangatira in the Chathams is a nature reserve teeming with native wildlife. This video shows some of the highlights of the natural world of Rangatira.
The Chatham Islands is home to New Zealand's rarest bird, the taiko, or magenta petrel. Watch this video to find out how DOC protects it from predators.
Moriori people once hunted the taiko but by the time Europeans arrived on the Chathams this seabird was thought to be extinct.
Meet Don Merton. Watch this video to discover how Don and his team were instrumental in the survival of New Zealand's black robin on the Chatham Islands.
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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