This 2011 series has idiosyncratic host Marcus Lush roving over the northern tip of the North Island (from Auckland up). The first episode finds the self-confessed Jafa exploring all things Manukau Harbour: "this is something I’ve always wanted to do — arrive in Auckland by ship!". Lush meets lighthouse lovers, learns about shipwrecks and World War ll Japanese submarines, goes shark tagging, travels by waka to a small island, and talks Mangere Bridge with comedian Jon Gadsby. North was the follow-up to JAM TV’s award-winning 2009 series South, also fronted by Lush.
[I've been] wanting to see where I was from, what I liked and didn't like and what had changed.– Marcus Lush, on the motivation for his northern adventure