In this episode from NZ television’s first local documentary series, pioneering producer Shirley Maddock visits the Hauraki Gulf island of Waiheke — just 11 miles from downtown Auckland. A time consuming boat trip has kept it as the preserve of holidaymakers and retirees but faster transport is on the way. In a nicely judged delve into island life, Maddock is eloquent and engaging as she meets local identities, visits a wedding, a 21st, and the primary school sports day — and ponders Waiheke’s past, present and future, as Auckland inevitably reels it in.
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Television, 1980 (Full Length Episode)
A rather different excursion on the Hauraki Gulf
Television, 1993 (Excerpts)
An island at the other end of the country
Television, 2007 (Full Length)
A rather different island way of life
Television, 1987 (Full Length)
Further exploration of the Hauraki Gulf
Film, 1988 (Trailer and Excerpts)
A more-relaxed Waiheke visit
Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)
Another island in the Hauraki Gulf
Film, 2012 (Trailer)
Another visit to Waiheke Island