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View an alphabetical list of all Meet the Locals video clips.
The golden beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park are well visited in summertime, but what happens during winter? This video reveals who’s in the park when the weather cools down.
Many trampers enjoy walking in the Nelson Lakes National Park, but as spring arrives and the winter snows start to melt an unseen danger lurks in the mountains.
Did you know that New Zealand has at least 35 species native fish? The trouble is many of our fish are tiny and hard to find. This video shows how DOC uses electric fishing to monitor them.
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.
Watch this video from the Nelson/Marlborough region. Nic finds out about how the NZ fur seal is making a return from the brink of extinction.
Watch a video about the Rotoiti Mainland Island and the scientific work that goes on within it to measure and monitor the restoration of this beech forest and its wildlife.
Find out how you can become a DOC ranger! Trainee rangers learn how to look after our locals in the Nelson/Tasman region.
Pest control is a huge, ongoing job that occurs throughout New Zealand. In this video you'll meet The Friends of Rotoiti, volunteer trappers helping control pests in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Watch this video on the Waimaori streamcare programme for children in Nelson.
New Zealand stopped whaling in 1964 when the last whaling station in Cook Strait closed. In this video you'll meet the ex-whalers who now use their skills to help protect whales.
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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