Neil Oliver's final journey on this trip around the New Zealand coast takes him to Taranaki. Starting at Tongaporutu, the team travels to Waitara, New Plymouth, Patea River Mouth, finishing at Waiinui Beach. Marine archaeologist Matt Carter investigates the fate of a ghost from the land wars, an old paddle steamer. Geologist Hamish Campbell strikes oil, while author Riria Hotere gets to see the marriage of art and engineering that is the wind wand at New Plymouth. Neil has the opportunity to cross an award-winning bridge and to experience a coast like no other.
Jane Edmanson meets a bonsai artist who grows native trees, Josh Byrne suggests some tiny eucalypts, Sophie Thomson discovers an Aussie shrub that keeps pests off lettuces and Clarence Slockee shares his top bush herbs.
A sweeping aerial exploration of the oldest continent on the planet: from the arid desert, to southern islands and up the Great Dividing Range that separates the interior from the east coast.
This episode Neil Oliver visits Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. He investigates the origin of the New Zealand accent and goes in search of a toxic arachnid with a tortured love life. Hamish Campbell investigates the science behind the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes. Jacky Geurts meets a family determined to save their vulnerable colony of penguins, and Riria Hotere goes back to the land.
Jane Edmanson plants a bed for summer cut flowers, Millie Ross meets a woman devoted to saving an endangered plant, Costa Georgiadis visits an unusual farm in Byron Bay, and Josh Byrne explores hectares of hidden tulips.
Alexander Armstrong embarks on an epic 13,000km journey halfway around the Arctic Circle. His odyssey begins in Scandinavia, as he flies into Northern Norway, 16km north of the Arctic Circle.
Our journey this time takes in Bay View, Napier, Cape Kidnappers, and Porangahau. Neil Oliver visits Cape Kidnappers to see the largest restoration of nature in New Zealand. Tuatara, Takahe and Giant Weta are among the creatures that Neil has a chance to see. Matt Carter visits Napier, the site of the only enemy shot fired in New Zealand in World War II, a torpedo launched from a German submarine, while Riria Hotere goes to sea with the local fishermen. Hamish Campbell talks about the Napier earthquake and Neil goes to a polo match played on the beach.
Come spring, we will have you bouncing out of bed to grab your barrow. From unusual edible crops to the queen of flowers and veggie gardens, we're digging, propagating and planting our way into spring.
This series celebrates its 25th birthday with a very special episode. All the presenters come together to share their experiences and memories, as well as rich archives showcasing the sweep of the show over 25 years.
The smallest of the three main islands of New Zealand, Stewart Island is 85 percent National Park and home to 400 human inhabitants and 15,000 kiwis along with other endangered species. The team visit Doughboy Bay, Whenua Hou, Halfmoon Bay, Ulva Island and Price's Inlet. Riria Hotere visits Whenua Hou, the home of the endangered Kakapo, the world's largest parrot. Jacky Geurts finds an underwater wonderland, Matt Carter goes to an old whaling outpost, and Neil is looking for kiwis.
Jane Edmanson meets Lord Howe Island's weed team, Jerry Coleby-Williams shows how to grow bananas, Costa Georgiadis meets a family of camellia growers, and Josh Byrne finds a garden at his local intensive care unit.
Neil Oliver's journey round the Coromandel Peninsula takes in Te Puru, to Long Bay, across to Great Mercury Island, through Pauanui to Whangamata. Neil has his world turned upside down in Pauanui, while marine biologist Jacky Guerts delves into Whangamata's mangrove wars. Hamish Campbell is on the hunt for evidence of when the first Polynesians came to New Zealand, and Matt Carter goes to view a giant Kauri tree.
This feature documentary goes on an ambitious search for the truth and rewrites the history books, creating a never-before-seen world of the earliest life in North America - the megafauna that roamed the east coast as the first humans arrived across the Atlantic. With indisputable evidence from genetic testing, geological exploration, archaeological digs and testing of the artefacts uncovered, this is an incredible ancient tale of migration over a dangerous and unforgiving bridge of ice.
Jane Edmanson explores the wonders of Lord Howe Island, Jerry Coleby-Williams meets a man breeding the perfect purple corn, Millie Ross has some mid-season crop solutions, and Sophie Thomson is being a plant detective.
An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet.
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