Part one of three from this full length television programme.
Part two of three from this full length television programme.
Part three of three from this full length television programme.
This Touchdown series profiles the working lives of rangers who work for the Department of Conservation and Ministry of Fisheries, whose office is "the great New Zealand outdoors". This opening episode meets three rangers looking after threatened taonga: Al Hutt is a sea shepherd to Akaroa's Hector's dolphins; lizard hunter Keri Neilson rescues a chevron skink on Great Barrier Island; and Steve Sawyer defends dotterel nests from cats, hedgehogs, stoats and boy racers on the Wherowhero Lagoon beach (near Gisborne). The series screened on TV One in early 2002.
A chevron skink bite means a skink in the hand, and that's all good.– Ranger Keri Neilson does a cost/benefit analysis of a skink bite
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