Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Dune Restoration

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 the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Gourmet Tramping

Tramping doesnt have to mean eating porridge and two minute noodles. Watch this video on how to tramp and eat in style. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Mason Bay Homestead

The Island Hill homestead on Stewart Island is a living museum and great place to learn about the challenges and lives of New Zealands early sheep farmers. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Meet the Kakapo

Weighing in as the world's heaviest parrot, the kkp is also one of the most endangered. Find out how DOC is working to save the only flightless parrot in the world. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Petrified Forest

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Pomona Island

Fiordland locals are transforming Lake Manapouris largest island, Pomona, into a safe haven for local wildlife and bringing back a slice of the pristine Fiordland that once was. Watch this video to find out how theyre doing it. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Stewart Island Sanctuary

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! Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Cape Sanctuary

This video is about the Cape Sanctuary in the Hawke's Bay, where local landowners are working hard to get over 2500 hectares of our natural environment back to full health. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Kiwi Education

At the Opouahi Pan Pac Kiwi Creche in Hawke's Bay, an important part of saving the kiwi is educating youngsters. This video shows a kiwi plunket health check. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Deer Recovery

Because our native forest evolved without native grazing mammals, deer have been a long-term problem for our natural heritage. This video shows how deer are removed from Fiordland. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Milford Track

In 1908 the Milford Track was described in a London newspaper as the finest walk in the world and, 100 years on, it remains a spectacular way to experience an incredible natural landscape. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Shadowlands

Helicopter pilot Kim Hollows was so inspired by the Fiordland landscape that he made a film and then built the theatre to play it in. Learn why and find out about his current work with the Fiordland Conservation Trust. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Bug Kids

The Edwards kids love their bugs. This video shows how they find interesting native insects to study, and why theyre mad about insects. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Junior Park Rangers

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Waiuta Ghost Town

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Rarest Kiwi

In this video Nic visits the home of NZ's rarest kiwi, on the South Island's west coast. The rowi (formerly krito brown kiwi) is critically endangered with approximately 350 in existence. Find out about the work to bring the rowi back from the brink of extinction. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

White Heron / Kotuku

The ktuku 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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Wild Tech

The use of innovative new technology means our rarest kiwi the Okarito rowi on the West Coast, now has a far greater chance of survival. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Building Bridges

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Ford Creek Chasm

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Jack's Mills School

Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Poor Knights

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

The Children of Tangaroa

Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Footprints Waipoua

Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere are just two of the famous and ancient kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest. Watch this video about the significance of these trees that can live for over four thousand years. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

1080 for Conservation

The other side of the story about 1080 from DOC. Programme made by West Coast conservationist and filmmaker Ian Gill.

Natural Born Killers

Programme made by West Coast conservationist and filmmaker Ian Gill.

Rangitoto Getaway

Rangitoto Island was once a holiday home to many Aucklanders. Watch this video for some interesting facts about Rangitoto's history. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Suburban Backyard

Check out the wildlife you can attract to, and even find in your own backyard! In this video Nic plants trees and finds weta with some of Auckland's younger locals. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Tiritiri Matangi

In this video you'll travel to Tiritiri Matangi near Auckland, an island sanctuary open to the public where you can hear and see some of New Zealands rarest birds. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Tiritiri Volunteers

This video takes us to Tiritiri Matangi where we meet the volunteers behind one of the most successful conservation projects in the entire world. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Tuatara

New Zealands tuatara has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Unfortunately, it is no longer found on the mainland, due to introduced predators. Watch this video to find out how the tuatara headstart programme works. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Turtles

Nic finds out about the threats facing turtles visiting New Zealand. Kelly Tarltons in Auckland manage the recovery of these 'lost' marine creatures. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Tusked Weta

See the tusked weta up close and personal! These carnivorous invertebrates are native to Middle Island, Coromandel, Auckland. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Animal Doctor

Watch this video to find out about the great work that the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine does at Auckland Zoo. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Bird Rehab

Watch this video to see the bird rehabilitation work that the Auckland SPCA Birdwing Volunteers undertake. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Bird Rescue

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Frog Recovery

New Zealands native frogs are in danger, and at the Auckland Zoos native frog research centre, a team of experts are trying to solve the mystery of our disappearing ancient frogs. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

Just north of Auckland you'll find New Zealand's first marine reserve, Goat Island (or Cape Rodney-Okakari Point as it is also known). Watch this video on the wonderful wildlife found in this marine sanctuary. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Hihi / Stitchbird

This is a video about the stitchbird or hihi, which is one of New Zealand's rarest birds, and is the sole representative of a bird family only found in New Zealand. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Kaki

The kak is one of the worlds rarest wading birds. In the 1980s, their numbers plummeted to 23 adult birds. However, the captive management programme at Twizel is making a real difference to their survival. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Kawau Island

Monkeys, zebra and wallabies were just a few of the animals brought to Kawau Island by Governor Grey. Watch our visit the island and find how much of his collection still remains. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Kiwi Release

Watch a video showing how the BNZ Operation Nest Egg programme is helping New Zealands iconic bird, the kiwi, survive from incubator to hatchery to the wild. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Living History

Watch a video on how visitors to Mansion House on Kawau Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, get a chance to step back in time and see what life was like in the nineteenth century. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Marine Lab

Just north of Auckland and next to Goat Island Marine Reserve youll find the Leigh Marine Lab. We meet Richard Taylor who shows us around and explain what they get up to at a marine lab. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Motutapu

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. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

North Head

From ancient pa to World War Two fortress, North Head in Devonport has always been a great place for keeping a watchful eye on the Waitemata harbour. Watch this video to find out more. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Open Sanctuaries

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 the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.

Pungawerewere / Spider

New Zealand is home to thousands of species of spiders. Join Nic as she gets the facts on our native arachnids. Meet the Locals is a partnership between DOC and TVNZ 6 and is distributed by Bush Telly with permission.