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Moa's Ark : Stamp of the Giants

Television (Full Length) – 1990

As an eight-year-old, a postage stamp of the giant kauri Tāne Mahuta offered English TV presenter David Bellamy his first introduction to New Zealand. In this episode of Moa’s Ark, Bellamy attempts to hug the nearly 14 metre girth of the tree, and explores Aotearoa's ancient forests and the fight to save them from destruction — including campaigns to save Whirinaki and Puerora Forests, when protestors chained themselves to enormous totara to prevent their milling. The episode also features a extraterrestrial underwater forest, deep under Milford Sound.

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Hayden

Producer, Director

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Mike Lemmon


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David Bellamy


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Neville Copland


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Ian McGee

Assistant Producer

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Trevor Deaker

Technical Producer

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