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Griff's Great New Zealand Adventure

  • 2019
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 3: Wellington to Lake Coleridge - Get Some Number 8 Wire

Summary

Griff takes the ferry crossing from the North to the South islands, and heads to the old whaling station on Queen Charlotte Sound - which remarkably still operated until the 1970s. He meets an old sea captain who challenges him to attempt to understand the 'Number 8 Wire' mentality of the south - a 'can do' attitude where anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it

Review

After being told last week not to fall into a volcano, Griff Rhys Jones receives some more advice tonight. “Get yourself some number eight fencing wire,” the ferry captain tells him as he lands at Picton on the South Island. You can mend anything with it so it has come to represent New Zealanders’ practical approach to life. Everyone has a number eight attitude.

While he’s looking for some, Griff goes kayaking and has a moment of “pure joy” when he sees dolphins, talks to sheep farmers (sheep outnumber people five to one here) and gets a bit David Attenborough when he searches for kea parrots..

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PresenterGriff Rhys Jones
DirectorJohn Hagen
DirectorDan Salmon
Executive producerDavid Alrich
Executive producerBrendan Dahill
Series producerAlex Clark
Executive producerRichard Fletcher

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  • Summary

    Griff takes the ferry crossing from the North to the South islands, and heads to the old whaling station on Queen Charlotte Sound - which remarkably still operated until the 1970s. He meets an old sea captain who challenges him to attempt to understand the 'Number 8 Wire' mentality of the south - a 'can do' attitude where anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it

    Review

    After being told last week not to fall into a volcano, Griff Rhys Jones receives some more advice tonight. “Get yourself some number eight fencing wire,” the ferry captain tells him as he lands at Picton on the South Island. You can mend anything with it so it has come to represent New Zealanders’ practical approach to life. Everyone has a number eight attitude.

    While he’s looking for some, Griff goes kayaking and has a moment of “pure joy” when he sees dolphins, talks to sheep farmers (sheep outnumber people five to one here) and gets a bit David Attenborough when he searches for kea parrots..

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterGriff Rhys Jones
    DirectorJohn Hagen
    DirectorDan Salmon
    Executive producerDavid Alrich
    Executive producerBrendan Dahill
    Series producerAlex Clark
    Executive producerRichard Fletcher
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