Documentary makers hot on Dutch shipwreck theory

A documentary, written and co produced by a former Matakana and Warkworth school student, Winston Cowie, premiered at Matakana Cinemas on November 15.

Mystery at Midge Bay takes an independent look at shipwrecks along the Pouto Peninsula to the Hokianga Harbour, and their European connections……

Pouto lighthouse - on set for Mystery at Midge Bay

Pouto lighthouse – on set for Mystery at Midge Bay

Winston, says his interest in the wrecks was sparked years ago, ater a conversation with his father while watching ginger-haired Paul Tito playing rugby for NZ Maori.

For the full story, featuring in Mahurangi Matters 1 December issue, and written by Janette Thompson, click here.

Mystery at Midge Bay will screen for one night only at Matakana Cinemas on 6 December, at 6:30pm, and The Kumara Box, Dargaville, on December 7 at 6:30pm. Limited seats are available.

And there are only circa 80 out of 500 copies left of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness, Winston Cowie’s New Zealand historical fiction novel or book based on the New Zealand Wars or Maori Wars or New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s. You can grab a copy from Whitcoulls, independent bookstores and online on PublishMe and Fishpond.



(Winston Cowie)

27 November 2012

Blog topics: Solaris Films,New Zealand Wars, New Zealand History, New Zealand Land Wars, Maori Wars,  Marine Science and Policy, Fishing (rod and spear), Surfing, Maori Wars, Diving, Rugby, Underwater Heritage, Tramping, Winston Cowie, Tuatara, Oxford University Rugby Football Club.