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Name: Katharine Lane
Role: Senior Ranger, Community
Based in: Auckland
I joined DOC in March 2017 having recently moved to New Zealand from the UK. As a keen tramper, I’ve spent lots of time in the Waitākeres since arriving in New Zealand and I'm learning more about our predator control methods and challenges here in Auckland.
In my role with DOC so far I’ve been leading on our community public engagement and advocacy plans for Auckland, managing the set-up of the new Auckland Visitor Centre, organising our plans for Conservation Week and helping to coordinate our DOC stand at Auckland Council’s Pestival.
I’m supported by a great team of pest experts here in Auckland who are on hand to offer technical advice so I’m looking forward to engaging with our local communities and supporting their valuable efforts.