View an alphabetical list of all Meet the Locals video clips.
This video shows how hunting on the West Coast can be tough work, with long walks, steep terrain, as well as one of the most difficult animals in New Zealand to hunt, the introduced Himalayan tahr.
The Ford Creek Chasm on the West Coast is a natural wonder. Learn how the steep sandstone cliffs, carved by the creek, create a picturesque path under a canopy of native forest.
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.
Denniston on the West Coast is steeped in coal mining history. Here you can glimpse how it was to live here. Watch this video and discover what locals called the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.
Not many kids are lucky enough to have a glacier and a rainforest in their backyards but for school kids in Franz Josef, it's part of their daily life. This video is about kids getting to be a ranger for a day.
The kea, known to many of us for its high altitude antics, is in trouble. Once common around the South Island mountains, it is now thought to number only around a few thousand birds.
These unique, weathered rock formations sure have carved out a name for themselves. Punakaiki or Pancake Rocks are West Coasters that are known the world around.
The Fox Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island is world famous. It’s big, it’s beautiful but it can be dangerous! Watch this video on how to enjoy it safely.
In this video Nic visits the home of NZ's rarest kiwi - the critically endangered rowi (formerly Ōkārito brown kiwi) on the South Island's west coast.
Many people know about the Wakatipu region's goldmining legacy. But what about the scheelite? In fact, what is scheelite? Watch this video to find out.
Gold was discovered at Waiuta, near Greymouth in 1905 and within a few years a new town had popped up. This video is about how Jimmy Martin discovered gold here over a hundred years ago.
Punakaiki, on the West Coast of the South Island has New Zealand’s only mainland Westland petrel breeding colony. Watch this video to find out what’s special about Westland petrels.
The kōtuku is dear to the hearts of many New Zealanders with its beautiful white plumage and elegant silhouette. The only place it breeds is at the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve on the West Coast
The use of innovative new technology means our rarest kiwi – the rowi on the West Coast, now has a far greater chance of survival.
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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