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Coast New Zealand: The Deep South
The Deep South
Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  March 22, 2019

The Otago Coast is a formidable place to live. Cold winds and waves roll in from Antarctica battering the wildlife, flora and people - so much so that they are all shaped by their environment, often bending, but seldom broken. On this journey Neil visits the Royal Albatross as they return home from their eternal wanderings and meet their unofficial godfather. Riria Hotere discovers that while New Zealand's human story is brief, every once and a while a secret to its past is unearthed. Geologist Hamish Campbell realises there is nothing too solid about the planet we live on as he finds out erosion is causing our heritage to slip into the ocean. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter goes diving and finds a unique recycling project dating from the glory days of New Zealand's biggest shipping company. And Neil find out about the tragic history of past seafaring days along the Catlins coast where the wild weather often forced captains to play a game of Russian roulette with their lives and that of their crews.

The Otago Coast is a formidable place to live. Cold winds and waves roll in from Antarctica battering the wildlife, flora and people - so much so that they are all shaped by their environment, often bending, but seldom broken. On this journey Neil visits the Royal Albatross as they return home from their eternal wanderings and meet their unofficial godfather. Riria Hotere discovers that while New Zealand's human story is brief, every once and a while a secret to its past is unearthed. Geologist Hamish Campbell realises there is nothing too solid about the planet we live on as he finds out erosion is causing our heritage to slip into the ocean. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter goes diving and finds a unique recycling project dating from the glory days of New Zealand's biggest shipping company. And Neil find out about the tragic history of past seafaring days along the Catlins coast where the wild weather often forced captains to play a game of Russian roulette with their lives and that of their crews.

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