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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

Peter Hayden

Producer, Director

David Bellamy

Presenter

Mike Lemmon

Camera

Merv Aitchison

Sound

Peter Simkins

Editor

Michael Stedman

Executive Producer