Primeval Paradise

2000 years ago New Zealand looked very different from the rest of the world. It was a primeval paradise for birds, a relic of an ancient world long forgotten.

Produced by NHNZ

Ulva Island is a window into that world. Free from introduced predators, the island allows native species to survive in relative safety. This film tells a story about life on the island as seen through the eyes of a young robin. Following the birds through the breeding season, we uncover what it’s really like living on the island.

With the unpredictable weather and the threat of the ever present weka, survival is far from certain. It’s an intimate tale that provides a detailed insight into an ancient and unusual world that few have seen.

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