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Āpiha Papa Atawhai

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Rangers protect, enhance and maintain conservation and recreation areas such as regional and national parks, forests, wetlands, reserves, and sites of cultural importance.


New rangers usually earn

$38K-$51K per year

Experienced rangers usually earn

$47K-$89K per year

Source: DOC and Greater Wellington Regional Council, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a ranger are average due to increasing job numbers but high competition for positions.
Jeremy Paterson, standing beside a park ranger ute, using a handheld radio

Rangers monitor and patrol regional and national parks

Last updated 11 October 2018