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Islands of the Gulf

Television, 2018

In this five-part series, actor, writer and presenter Elizabeth Easther travels around the Hauraki Gulf, meeting some of the people who live on its many islands. The show harks back to one of New Zealand's earliest travel shows: the original 1964 version of Islands of the Gulf, which was hosted by Easther's mother — pioneering woman broadcaster Shirley Maddock. Made by company Top Shelf, the 2018 reboot places images from Maddock's show side by side with footage of the same locales, half a century later — demonstrating what has changed, and what hasn't. NZ On Screen will be hosting all five episodes.