Thanks to…

It’s a fantastic journey developing Kiwi Ranger. So many people have been helping along the way. Special thanks to…

Annabelle Studholme, the inspirational DOC Ranger who so enthusiastically supported us in creating the very first Kiwi Ranger programme at Arthur’s Pass National Park in 2009. Thanks also to Chris Stewart, Hamish, Joel, Guy and Tristan at Arthur’s Pass, and Anne Sutherland and Coral Butler and the team at both DOC Aoraki Mount Cook and The Hermitage Hotel…

To Chris Baillie, Sue Hensley, Tahu Mackenzie, Ben Smith, Tania Turei and everyone at Orokonui Ecosanctuary and the Otago Natural History Trust for all their great ideas and enthusiasm … to Luke Johnstone at Brandaid, to Tim Heath for the wonderful drawings of the Visitor Centre features…

To Joel Bretherton, Guy Ryan, Katy Miller, Sophie Taylor, Gillian McCarthy, Lawrence Elliott, Nanz Nair and Matt and Glenda Burns for the wonderful design and print work…

To the University of Otago and the Otago Institute of Design for supporting the early pilots including Alistair Regan and Grant Baxter…

To Petr Carter, Alison Rothschild and John Wotherspoon and the team at Nelson Lakes National Park, and Jean Kenney, Annette Smith, Andrea Crawford, Chloe Larkin, Charlie Chisholm, Hannah McNabb, Ben McNabb, Julia, Kristin, Natalie, Ingrid, Andrew Shepherd, Chris Wilson and everyone at Mount Aspiring National Park…

To Cornelia Veervorn, Wayne Costello and the team at DOC, Franz Josef, and to Penny McIntosh, Bob Dickson, Jackie Breen and DOC’s Buller Kawatiri Area Office, and Peter Robertson of the Denniston Heritage Trust for all their ideas and enthusiam… to Di Hooper and Andrea, Kereru, Charlotte, Robert, Katelyn, Sofie, Renée, Mairin, Ashley, Crystal, Connie, Becky, Beth, Libby, Jimmy, Jesse and Leroy of Buller High for helping with some of the activities, and to Prue Grant, Robin Reid, Marina Ryan at Paparoa National Park…

To Sarah Mankelow of DOC for all her enthusiasm and coordination skills as we have grown the network, and to Phillipa Gardner, Graeme Ayres, Leonie Fechney and Sandra Parkkali at DOC’s Canterbury Conservancy Office, and to Yvette Couch-Lewis, John Lewis, Grant Campbell, Alison Fleming of Black Cat Cruises, Karen Blatchford and the Tai Tapu School Eco Warriors for the great ideas and enthusiasm, and also to John Herbison for the amazing drawings of Otamahua Quail Island, and to Alistair Hall and Edith Leigh of NZ Wilderness Magazine…

To Pam and Hugh Mytton, Greg Napp and DOC Golden Bay, and also Devon McLean and Wendy Reeve from Project Janszoon – an amazing project to restore the forest and birdlife in Abel Tasman National Park by 2042 – the 400 year anniversary of Tasman’s arrival…

To Mary-Ann Rowland, Barbara Hughes, John Stewart, Barbara Walter, Simon Fordham, John Ringer, Lucy Lawless and the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, to Liz Maire of DOC, the friendly team at 360 Discovery, and to Chris Gaskin for the amazing wood-cut drawings found on every page!

To Barbara Curtis, Alan Lee, Hans Rook of DOC Napier, and to the team at DOC’s Manawatū Rangitīkei Area Office, Donna Takitimu of Te Manawa Museum, and to Angeline Barnes, Jane Dobson, Steve Sutton and Annie Wheeler at DOC Wellington.

Thanks too to everyone who’s contacted us with ideas, suggestions and positive support

Awesome!

And  to Nat, Emmylou and Lily thank you for all your boundless enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and ideas…

Best wishes

Carli Richter and Mick Abbott

co-founders of Kiwi Ranger