As the Covid-19 pinch continues to impact employment, one answer could be greater investment in our environment.
In Canterbury, a Department of Conservation course is turning out new rangers and finding work for almost all of them.
Te Ara Atawhai is a hands-on nine-week course.
The DOC-run course works in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development.
Find out more about the course helping to make New Zealand predator free by 2050 in the Seven Sharp report above.