The Bar

The vast Parengarenga Harbour spills into the sea through a narrow channel of dark water running over a shallow bar.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Powerful tides rip across it, drawing the waves into peaks and making treacherous conditions for vessels, some of which lie wrecked and rusting in the shallows—an immortal warning to mariners.

The harbour extends inland some ten kilometres with five sprawling arms, each with shallow fingers lined with mangroves.

Episodes From This Location

Hooking up a feed

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Inbound invasives

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Gone fishing

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Farmers in training

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Fly over farms

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Daycare for fish

1 minute / 2018

The Bar

1 minute / 2018

Fish with Nick

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Fly over Kokota Spit

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Forests in the sea

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Glide over eagle rays

1 minute / 2018