Te Pun Reo o Nga Kakano Early childhood education and care with a Maori cultural perspective. The Te Puna Reo pedagogical approach builds a connection between children and nature and with local landmarks, demonstrates respect to the environment so it can be used as a resource in a reciprocal relationship between people, spiritual beings and the earth. 11 min HD
SHARING WORLDS 10min
SHARING WORLDS follows Otago fishermen as they crawl through nettles and gorse to retrieve yellow-eyed penguin chicks as part of the joint Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and local Department of Conservation monitoring programme. It also takes us to sea aboard the fishing boat Aurora to view mitigation measures used by the fishers to minimise the risks to seabirds.
SHARING THE GULF 17min
SHARING THE GULF begins with the story of how, prior to european settlement, millions of seabirds once occupied the mountainous land in the central North Island of New Zealand. We then travel to Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf where the surviving population of around 4000 Black Petrels return annually to mate and raise their chicks. This story tells of the efforts of conservationists and fishers to save this astonishing species from extinction. 17 min HD
PHILIP DADSON 8min
PHILIP DADSON, sound and intermedia artist, talks about his voyage to the Kermadec Islands and plays some of his responses to this remote and geologically highly unstable part of New Zealand.
OPEN ROAD: the story of New Zealander Wade Thompson, who followed his dreams to New York. 25 min
OPEN ROAD is the story of New Zealander Wade Thompson, who as a young man followed his dreams to New York and there built THOR, the largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles in the USA – a two billion dollars a year company. How did Wade do it? What makes him such an effective strategic leader? How has he managed to maintain the entrepreneurial spirit of the company? OPEN ROAD is a documentary that meets the people and explores the places that make up this unique organisation. Filmed in 2004. Full video 25 min SD