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Moa's Ark : Invaders of the Last Ark

Television (Full Length) – 1990

For 80 million years, Moa's Ark was mammal free. Then, in the last 1000 years, humans arrived from Polynesia and Europe, and as presenter David Bellamy discovers, changed these islands at a rate unparalleled in the peopling of this planet. Bellamy channels Indiana Jones and hangs from old man's beard vines to assess the impact. The episode features footage of a beautiful dawn chorus, of the kiwi and the nocturnal kakapo (the world's largest, rarest parrot), cave drawings of the moa-hunters, plus Māori harakeke weaving and a hangi with Tipene O'Regan.

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Lemmon

Camera

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David Bellamy

Presenter

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Peter Hayden

Producer, Director

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Merv Aitchison

Sound

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Peter Simkins

Editor

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Michael Stedman

Executive Producer

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