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Wild Coasts with Craig Potton - Fiordland & Faraway Coasts

Television (Excerpts) – 2011

Craig Potton — renowned photographer and conservationist — is New Zealand coastal tour guide in this five part South Pacific Pictures’ series. In this excerpt from the opening episode Potton gets choppered in by his mate, legendary pilot Richard ‘Hannibal’ Hayes, to explore the edges of the Fiordland wilderness. The duo camp on Hayes’ ex-navy vessel moored in Breaksea Sound; and retrace Captain Cook’s star-gazing route in Dusky Sound (where Cook brewed the first beer in NZ). Then Potton frames the epic limestone landscape of Chalky Inlet through his camera lens.

It’s an unforgiving place if you want to be silly about it. You’ve got to respect it.
– Helicopter pilot Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes

Key Cast & Crew

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Craig Potton

Creator, Writer, Presenter

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Karen MacKenzie


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Raewyn Mackenzie


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Nicola van der Meijden


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Kathy Wright

Network Executive

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John Barnett

Executive Producer

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