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Captain's Log - Episode Four

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001

This fourth episode of Captain’s Log sees host Peter Elliott journeying around the bottom of the South Island, tracing the end of James Cook’s first journey around New Zealand. The precarious Otago Harbour is navigated in an oil tanker, before a much smaller boat takes Elliott around the bottom of Stewart Island to Fiordland, where his captain Lance Shaw describes major conservation efforts in the area. A trip up the treacherous West Coast in a concrete carrier is cause for nerves, then a sail aboard Spirit of New Zealand offers a chance to reflect on the journey.

I'm immensely grateful to live in this glorious country. I've shared stories and heartfelt warmth from Māori and Pākehā, experienced fear and beauty, boredom and laughter, memories and tears.
– Peter Elliott reflecting on his journey around New Zealand

Key Cast & Crew

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Mark Everton

Director, Writer

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John A Givins

Producer, Original Concept

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Gresham Bradley

Producer, Original Concept

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Mark Potter

Second Unit Camera

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Peter Elliott

Presenter, Writer

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Paul Stent

Sound Mix

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Produced by

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Livingstone Productions