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Do or Die - Lost in the Bush

Television (Excerpts) – 2002

This documentary recounts true stories of New Zealanders lost in the bush, by using a mixture of dramatic re-constructions, news footage and present day interviews. Survivors recount their terrifying ordeals, and experts give tips on bush survival. In this excerpt, father and son John and Matt Painting tell the story of their rescue from the Kaimanawa Ranges in September 2000, and bush expert Mike Spray explains how building a shelter rather than keeping on tramping through terrible weather conditions could have made all the difference at the time.

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Bell

Director

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Andrea Lamb

Producer

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Margaret Kelly

Editor

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Francesca Rudkin

Narrator

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Greenstone TV

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Greenstone TV