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Moa's Ark : To the Lifeboats

Television (Full Length) – 1990

Predators (possums, rats, rabbits, deer) forced much of the cargo of 'Moa's Ark' to abandon ship and live on off-shore island lifeboats. Moa's Ark presenter David Bellamy visits them (and recently-established mainland 'islands'), and tells some of New Zealand's most dramatic conservation stories. In the fourth clip, he praises the pioneering leadership of Don Merton. The episode includes footage of kōkako and its haunting song, cheeky kaka parrots, tieke (saddleback), hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin), black robins, fierce-looking giant wētā, and the Castle Hill buttercup (the world's rarest).

Key Cast & Crew

Mike Lemmon

Camera

Peter Hayden

Producer, Director

David Bellamy

Presenter

Ian McGee

Assistant Producer

Glenda Norris

Production Manager

Trevor Deaker

Technical Producer

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