Next Episode of Coast New Zealand is
Season 2 / Episode 6 and airs on 29 May 2017 08:00
Coast New Zealand is an epic voyage of discovery along the margins of a country that's a newcomer on the terrestrial stage; islands that were forged in the furnace of earthly forces, mega earthquakes, marauding glaciers and furious volcanoes.
With 16,000kms of dynamic coastal stories to uncover with an expert and enthusiastic team, this series is a fascinating investigation into our past and present, telling the story of the formation and evolution of our nation: our history; our people; and our culture.
Acclaimed Scottish archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver will be joined by four New Zealanders, all experts in their field; Matt Carter, one of the leading diving maritime archaeologists in Australasia, renowned geologist and palaeontologist Dr Hamish Campbell, marine biologist and actress Jacqueline Geurts, and Riria Hotere, an actress and passionate former member of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa staff.
Oliver has his world turned upside down in Pauanui and marine biologist Jacky Geurts delves into Whangamata's mangrove wars and gets to grips with the treacherous surf rip at Hotwater Beach. Campbell also digs for this country's earliest human history on Great Mercury Island.
Oliver goes on a wild goose chase and uncovers the hidden history of a remarkable singing star and historian Riria Hotere reveals the plan to breed super kakapo on the remote island of Whenua Hou, off Stewart Island's northwest corner.
Oliver tackles a coastal sport like no other and encounters one of the world's great survivors at an exclusive haven for vulnerable species. Hotere tracks down a former skating star on Napier's Marine Parade and goes to sea to see an innovative fishing method.
In the South Island's biggest city, Oliver flies a kite, investigates the origins of the New Zealand accent and goes in search of a toxic arachnid with a tortured love life. Campbell uncovers groundbreaking research on Christchurch's watery past, which could have major repercussions for the future.
Hotere finds out how a city embraced its coast through art, and drops in on a unique surfing contest in Waitara. Marine biologist Jacky Geurts uncovers an underwater creature that has amazing healing properties and Carter uncovers a rare shipwreck with important historical links. Meanwhile, geologist Campbell investigates the energy-rich region's oil industry and Oliver encounters mysterious objects on the Taranaki coastline.
Neil Oliver(Neil Oliver)
Jacqueline Guerts(Jacqueline Geurts)
Hamish Campbell(Hamish Campbell)
Riria Hotere(Riria Hotere)
Matt Carter(Matt Carter)
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