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Norwester - Wind of Contrasts

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

This documentary, made by TVNZ’s Natural History Unit (now NHNZ), charts the progress of the nor'west wind from its formation in the Tasman Sea across the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the east coast of the South Island. Along the way it dumps metres of precipitation on West Coast rain forest and snow on the Alps, then transforms to a dry, hot wind racing across the Plains. The film shows the wind's impact on the ecosystem and farming and muses on the mysterious effect it can have on humans. It screened as part of the beloved Wild South series.

 

The mountains are a turning point for the nor’westers, a white line that divides its two contrasting faces, separating west from east by climate, as well as by geography.
– Narrator

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Single

Producer, Director, Camera

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Andrew Sturman

Script Consultant

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Donald Evans

Narrator

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Jennifer Henderson

Editor's Assistant

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Mark Hantler

Camera

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Swami Hansa

Camera

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TVNZ