”  Capturing New Zealands’ History for a moment in time “

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Wapiti Part1 : The story of how Wapiti came to New Zealand and the Hunters who hunted them  before their home became a National Park. Photos and film and stories of some of the greats of the Wapiti hunters such as Les Murrell, Alan Harrison, Jack Lutterell and Jack McKenzie. NZ$35.00  The Wapiti Wars  Part2…

Dave Asher & Mike Bennet – The making of “Arawata Bill”

Back Country Tales

Great stories and tales from New Zealands’ Back Country, stories such as Arawata Bill – A legend of the West CoastHaast to Paringa – The story of the 10 year build of the West Coast Highway and more to come ….. Murihiku – The Southern Land. This dvd captures the beauty of this Southern Land…


Farming, Fishing and Forestry

The BushmenBefore early settlers could begin farming the forest had to be felled and the bushmen were the men to accomplish that task. These were mighty men working at one of the toughest occupations in the country. From axes, crosscut saw to the modern chainsaw these were no ordinary men. They had to be intelligent…

Histories of conflict and war

Low Level Hell Where did the remarkable helicopter simply known as the 500 begin its life? Seen here in New Zealand initially during Deer recovery industry days  but this  story  started Howard Hughes in America and then with the courageous Scout pilots and crew who flew the OH6A or Loach  in the jungles and war…


Victim or Villain Since its first release in 1837 into the forested hills behind Riverton,  Southland the possum has become both a villain and a resource. Travel a poison line with veteran possum hunter Murray McIntosh still catching possums in his eighties and Bruce Dawson who has turned a pest into a resource. Learn about…

We hope you will enjoy watching some of New Zealands’ history come to life in the stories we have captured from this pioneering Nation.See the people who were often pioneers in this landscape and had to make do and create, to survive and thrive.

Need is the mother of all invention and produced the great Kiwi can do attitude