Sanctuary

Kapiti Island is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in New Zealand. Since the 1890s it’s been a refuge for some of our unique wildlife. It’s also a workshop and resource for people working to preserve the species left to us.

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Kapiti Island with John Kendrick and Geoff Moon.

John Kendrick’s experience as a cine photographer with the wildlife service goes back 20 years. He’s probably also one of the top wildlife sound recordists in the world – he supplies RNZ and BBC. He’s worked in just about every important wildlife location in NZ and its offshore islands. Geoff Moon has shared a lot of times and places with him, working as a photographer and writer. They visit Kapiti Island and introduce us to the place and its wildlife and the ranger. They show us some of their work and discuss the island’s management future.

Episodes From This Series

Wanted Alive

26 minutes / 1992

Colony Z

24 minutes / 1986

The Black Stilt – A Bird Surrounded by Change

48 minutes / 1984

Black Robin – The Chatham Island Story

48 minutes / 1990

Lost World of the Poor Knights

48 minutes / 1992

Castles of the Underworld

46 minutes / 1992

Wild Horse, Wild Country

51 minutes / 1995

City Under the Sea

47 minutes / 1992

Bandits of the Beech Forest

52 minutes / 1996

Battle for Breaksea

26 minutes / 1989

Snares Gift from the Sea

24 minutes / 1984

Up With the Birds

24 minutes / 1982

Same Time Same Place

24 monutes / 1982

Swan Lake

24 minutes / 1985

Kakapo – Night Parrot

24 minutes / 1982

Sea lion summer

24 minutes / 1982

Possum a New Zealand Nightmare

26 minutes / 1990

Sanctuary

23 minutes / 1990

Pukeko

26 minutes / 1989

Invaders in Paradise

51 minutes / 1999

The Mangroves

24 minutes / 1984

Islands of strange noises

30 minutes / 1980

Island Eaten by Rats

24 minutes / 1984

Tale of the Crayfish

48 minutes / 1987

Land of the Kiwi

48 minutes / 1987

Gull City

23 minutes / 1990

Bandits of the Beach Forest

1 hour / 1996