Leigh Wharf

The irony is that the camera can’t see far enough to properly document the worst sites in the Hauraki Gulf—they’re too turbid to see more than a foot. So we’re here, in the serene and relatively intact harbour environment at Leigh, to film human impact where the water remains clear enough to get a picture, but where our influence is becoming obvious.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Jack mackerel circle about the wharf piles, while the discards of civilisation rot quietly on the seafloor. An octopus has made a home in a car tyre, and mud accretes slowly over consumer electronics. It’s an unhappy scene, but in reality, orders of magnitude better than elsewhere in the gulf.

Episodes From This Series

Miranda

1 minute / 2018

Mangroves

1 minute / 2018

Eagle Rays

1 minute / 2018

Stormwater

1 minute / 2018

Leigh Wharf

1 minute / 2018

Waiheke Channel

1 minute / 2018

Commercial Fishing

1 minute / 2018

VR: Hauraki Gulf

1 hour / 2018

City on the sea

1 minute / 2018

Snapper – Goat Island

1 hour / 2018

Kina barren -Three Kings

1 hour /

Kina Barren – Nordic Reef

32 seconds / 2018

Stingray – Northern Arch

1 minute, 29 seconds / 2018

Tie Dye Arch – The Pinnacles

2 Minutes / 2018

NZ-VR Trailer

2 minutes / 2018

Experience Tie Dye Arch

1 minute / 2017

The mystery of the talking fish

3 minutes / 2017

Experience scootering with Lucy

1 minute / 2017

Experience Blue Maomao Arch

1 minute / 2017

Experience Northern Arch

1 minute / 2017