The two Kiwis keeping peace at the border of North and South Korea

The buffer zone between North and South Korea is trying to rebrand itself as a peaceful tourist destination. 

The demilitarised zone, known as the DMZ, is the 250 kilometre divide between the North and South. 

It's four kilometres wide and is one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world.

It's a dangerous and heavily guarded line dividing Korea in half, serving as a buffer between a bitter and hostile relationship.

And it's where two New Zealanders work, helping communication between both sides.

Blair Marett and Leonie Carter live and work in the DMZ, helping to keep the peace in this buffer zone between bitterly divided enemies. 

"It's pretty surreal, you have to check when you're looking around with mine signs, and relics of the cold war," Marrett told Newshub.

A three bedroom house inside Boniface camp is their home for the next five months.

A tennis court, church, and a golf course sit surrounded by active mines. A reminder the threat level here is high. 

Surprisingly, both Kiwis say they feel safe here.

The threat of war has eased here since the two Korean leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-In met in the middle last year, and since, as part of a peace agreement the outside world has been welcomed in.

Every day, Carter walks to the only point of communication between the two sides, and verbally sends messages to the north.

"They repeat it make sure they get it and that's pretty much it," she told Newshub,

Wire gates and a bushy road lined with mines lead to the North. No one goes in or out without the approval of Marett's team.

"Face to face with North Korea it's almost like you're in a national park because it's so untouched and you have deer and pheasants and stuff roaming around," he said.

Two Kiwis, helping transform a place of war into one of peace.