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Nobody wants this incredible job paying $50,000 to patrol spectacular surroundings
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Nobody wants this incredible job paying $50,000 to patrol spectacular surroundings

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Since the pandemic, many workers have swapped out their commutes for home-working.

And it seems that could be one reason why no one is snapping up the offer for an incredible on-site job patrolling spectacular surroundings, which pays up to a whopping $50,000 (£44,230).

The Department of Conservation in New Zealand is on the hunt for a ‘biodiversity supervisor’ in Haast, a small town in the Westland District territorial authority on the West Coast of the South Island. You can check out the incredible area here:

So, if you enjoy becoming one with nature and heading to some of the most Instagrammable beauty spots in the world, you might want to listen up.

Although the successful applicant would undergo exciting tasks including jet boating, helicopter trips and overseeing some of the most stunning beaches, lakes and national parks in the world, as showcased on TikTok, only three people have handed in their application for the role.

The operations manager for DOC in South Westland, Wayne Costello, told Stuff of the job offer: “It is working in one of the most amazing natural environments that the country has got to offer.

It doesn't get much better than this!
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“It’s just spectacular. But it is not for everyone. You’d have to be self-reliant and be able to work in the outdoors. If you’re interested in opera and theatre, it’s probably not for you.”

Because of a lack of applicants in the area, Costello is now encouraging jobseekers from other corners of the world to apply, provided they have eligibility to work in New Zealand.

Although the area is undoubtedly stunning, the lifestyle there isn’t for everybody - especially if you’re used to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Haast is home to around only 200 residents, while your closest food shop will take you a two-hour drive each way.

The water in Haast is so blue.
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But what it’s missing in gentrification, it certainly makes up for in natural beauty, with green rainforests, glaciers and even mountains right on your doorstep - as well as ‘friendly’ neighbours.

Costello said: “The locals are wonderfully friendly.

“There are some of New Zealand’s original families, who pioneered farming and fishing down in that part of the world. They’re really lovely.”

The primary purpose of the job is to 'save the kiwi and bring the Haast tokoeka back from the brink'.

This could be your new commute.
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“Then also wildlife response with tawaki, normally when there’s been an injury or something like that.

“And we are doing some outstanding work with lizards, cascade geckos, and skinks, which are just stunning.”

But swapping out your daily train and underground journey for a helicopter ride? It’s a no-brainer for us.

You can apply for the biodiversity supervisor role in Haast here.

Topics: World News, New Zealand, Travel, Money