“Our Big Blue Backyard” TVNZ & NHNZ Documentary Series

“New series explores NZ’s seas”

“The secrets of New Zealand’s deeps are to be revealed in a new television series by Dunedin production company NHNZ.

The six-part series on New Zealand’s ocean environment and sea creatures, Our Big Blue Backyard, has been described as being ”almost like Coronation St under the sea”.

”Our Big Blue Backyard will reveal the stories of numerous creatures lurking beneath the surface in locations ranging from New Zealand orcas’ home ranges in Northland Harbour down to the white shark feeding grounds surrounding Stewart Island,” executive producer Judith Curran said yesterday.

The one-hour programmes explore six marine locations around the New Zealand coastline and the creatures which call them home.

”Each location will be explored from the perspective of a neighbourhood narrative; from the tiniest barnacles and sea anemones to iconic whales, revealing the daily dramas, challenges and triumphs of those who live in these watery neighbourhoods – almost like Coronation St of under the sea,” Ms Curran said.

For the full article written by Nigel Benson of the Otago Daily Times, please click here.

Mazurka vessel - Poor Knights

Mazurka vessel – Poor Knights

Dave Abbott Filming at Poor Knights

Dave Abbott Filming at Poor Knights

 

Ricorico Cave Poor Knights

Ricorico Cave Poor Knights

Snapper and Kingfish crusing under the boat, Poor Knights

Snapper and Kingfish crusing under the vessel, Mazurka, Poor Knights

Blue Maomao and Trevally Boil Up, Poor Knights

Blue Maomao and Trevally Boil Up, Poor Knights

Dave Abbott and Mado, Poor Knights

Dave Abbott and Mado, Poor Knights

Oceandiversity Sea Adventures Charters, Whangarei - SCUBA, Snorkel and Spearfishing. Skipper Blair Jones

Oceandiversity Sea Adventures Charters, Whangarei – SCUBA, Snorkel and Spearfishing. Skipper Blair Jones

Octopus, Northland Harbours

Octopus, Northland Harbours

Filming Stingrays, Northland Harbours

Filming Stingrays, Northland Harbours

And there are only circa 65 out of 500 copies left of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness, New Zealand author Winston Cowie’s New Zealand historical fiction novel or book set during 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. Get one today as no more copies of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness will be printed this year (2013)……it may come back to you in a very different format.

First Editions, however, become collectors items. Grab one today!

Cheers

Winnie

(Winston Cowie)

New Zealand Author; ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’

6 March 2013