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Islands of the Gulf

Elisabeth Easther looks at how life on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf has changed since her mother Shirley Maddock visited them in 1964.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Saturday 24 Feb

    G New: Elisabeth Easther discovers how much the islands of the Hauraki Gulf have changed since her mother visited them more than fifty years ago.

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      • Saturday 24 Feb

      G New: Elisabeth Easther discovers how much the islands of the Hauraki Gulf have changed since her mother visited them more than fifty years ago.

      • Saturday 3 Mar

      G Elisabeth Easther explores the history of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, from Governor Grey's mansion on Kawau, to early Maori farms on Motutapu, to a Tiritiri Matangi lighthouse built in the 1860s.

      • Saturday 10 Mar

      G Takahe, tuatara and Rua, a dog that sniffs out the burrows of endangered seabirds: Elisabeth Easther visits three islands in the Hauraki Gulf that are sanctuaries for many of our endangered species.

      • Saturday 17 Mar

      G A singer who's a healer; successful grape growers who knew nothing about grapes; a charter fishing boat operator - Elisabeth Easther meets people who have an island niche in the Hauraki Gulf.

      • Saturday 24 Mar

      G Final: A walking track builder for thirty years, a part-time mermaid and a Welsh born bird photographer - Elisabeth Easther finds colourful and unusual people of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.