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Heartland - Haast Television – 1994 Popular Factual Documentary

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Heartland host Gary McCormick visits 'New Zealand's last frontier' - Haast on the West Coast. It's whitebait season, and Haast's population has increased five-fold. McCormick talks to whitebaiters on the Arawata River, a DoC Ranger, and local residents preparing for the annual Whitebaiters' Ball. When McCormick asks what the best line for getting a girl to dance is, one of the locals tells him to say, "I've got a Valiant". On a more serious note, the programme also touches on the tensions between some residents and conservationists.

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There we are, all knocked up in 30 minutes. To think that in certain circles there are people who will pay thousands of dollars and set aside a week to come up with a leafy grotto like that.
– Gary McCormick, on the ease with which the 'Coasters decorated for the Whitebaiters' Ball

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Produced with funding from NZ On Air.