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Kea - Mountain Parrot

Television (Full Length) – 1993


1994 International Festival of Ornithological Film (France)
Price for the Protection of Nature
Audience Favourite Public

1994 IWFF International Wildlife Film Festival (United States)
Merit Award for Depicting the Effect of Culture on Wildlife
Merit Award for Presentation of Biological Information

1996 FIFALE Festival International du Film Animalier et de l'Environnement (Morocco)
Bronze Award

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The Black Robin - A Chatham Island Story

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The Prince of Nosey-Parkers

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