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Watch this video to find out about the great work that the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine does at Auckland Zoo.
Watch this video to see the bird rehabilitation work that the Auckland SPCA Birdwing Volunteers undertake.
Bird Rescue is a community group located in Auckland City. Check out how they rehabilitate native birds when they run into trouble in the city.
Pateke were once widespread throughout New Zealand. Watch this video to see how local farmers are helping save the brown teal on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Butler's Incline is one of New Zealand's many mining sites. Watch this video to discover how the Bay of Plenty community is helping conserve the heritage value of this site.
Watch this video to find out where you can sleep-over with your locals! The Catlins in Southland is teeming with native life, and you can stay at Curio Bay campground.
Meet Richard, Leigh, Mahina and Liam. Watch this video to see how this family lives right amongst our locals on Maud Island in the Marlborough region.
Watch this video to learn about the important plants that live on our coastal beaches. Nic visits Stewart Island to find out which plants are the 'goodies' and the 'baddies'.
Meet New Zealand's largest native gecko! Watch this video to find out the differences between geckos and skinks in Central Otago.
Nic visits Golden Point Battery in Otago, one of New Zealand's oldest gold mining operations. Check out how DOC rangers fire up the old engine every year!
Grand and Otago skinks are only found in Otago. Learn how DOC's scientists are using a mammal-proofed fence to save these precious reptiles.
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.
Meet Jack. Jack is a dog trained to find rats on predator-free islands. He helps save our birds and reptiles by sniffing out the predators first!
Check out this video to see some of our more charismatic locals! Nic finds some jewelled geckos in Canterbury.
Learn about out how we made the shift from hunting whales, to watching them. Nic meets tourism operators in the Marlborough region and some of our largest locals!
Nic finds out how DOC staff in Canterbury are fighting the clock to save our threatened species of kākāriki.
Check out how DOC is working with local Iwi in Otago. Discover the legends and history of Huriawa Peninsula.
Kauri snail/pupurangi can be found in the Waitakere Ranges, West of Auckland. Find out more about our giant native snails in this video.
Dogs are one of the top threats to our kiwi. Check out this video to find out how dogs can be trained to avoid kiwi at all costs.
Weighing in as the world's heaviest parrot, the kākāpō is also one of the most endangered. Find out how DOC is working to save the only flightless parrot in the world.
Mokoia Island is an culturally significant site, steeped in history. Watch this video to find out about Rotorua's history, and some of the species recovery work DOC does here.
Welcome to Molesworth Station. Watch this video to find out more about this historic station in the Marlborough region.
Weka were almost extinct on the mainland not so long ago. Watch this video to find out how East Coast and Hawke's Bay DOC staff are helping boost the local population.
Check out the work that the Motutapu Restoration Trust does in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. This clip shows how the locals 'dig in' for conservation.
Watch this video to discover how DOC works with Nga Manu and Victoria University of Wellington, to help recover our ancient taonga: Tuatara.
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 this video to find out how Okere Falls touches many people in different ways. This Bay of Plenty hot-spot has something for everyone!
Tiritiri Matangi, Ulva Island, and Kapiti Island are all open sanctuaries that you can visit. Watch this video to see what you can find and see at these sanctuaries.
Meet Whisper. This little local is learning to live with the help of Wingspan in Rotorua. Watch the video to see how you can help our only native owls.
Is it a beach? Or is it a forest? Watch this video to find out all about the petrified forest at Curio Bay in Southland.
The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is New Zealand's top diving spot. Watch this video to find out why you might visit these Northland islands.
Watch this video to see how Project Crimson and local groups are bringing the 'Crimson Coast' back to coastal Waikato.
Rangitoto Island was once a holiday home to many Aucklanders. Watch this video for some interesting facts about Rangitoto's history.
Learn about how DOC have brought the kākāpō back from the brink of extinction. Nic talks to Don Merton about how we're saving one of the world's rarest parrots.
New Zealand is home to thousands of species of spiders. Join Nic as she gets the facts on our native arachnids.
Watch this video to find out how the community is helping protect native birdlife. Local residents in Stewart Island are trapping predators in their own backyards!
Learn the kind of wildlife you might find in your own garden, and how to turn it into a haven for birds, lizards and weta.
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.
Find out how you can become a DOC ranger! Trainee rangers learn how to look after our locals in the Nelson/Tasman region.
Nic finds out about the threats facing turtles visiting New Zealand. Kelly Tarltons in Auckland manage the recovery of these 'lost' marine creatures.
See the tusked wētā up close and personal! These carnivorous invertebrates are native to Middle Island, Coromandel, Auckland.
Ulva Island is a predator-free Island off Stewart Island. Find out how the community has worked with DOC to halt the decline of our native birds.
Check out the Waituna Wetlands in Southland. Learn about what lives in a successful wetlands habitat, and how you can find eels!
Come and meet some of the students from Kamo High School at the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve. They were the world's first high school students to successfully apply for a marine reserve.
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.
Come and join Nic and members of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust on Codfish island as they undertake their annual penguin chick count.