The Pierced Sky (1994)

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  • The Last Horizon Working

Synopsis

The final programme in a five-part series combining wildlife footage with drama and documentary exploring the fundamental relationship between man and nature across the Pacific Ocean. Explores the effects on the natural history of the islands of New Zealand of the European settlers who arrived 1000 years after the Polynesian Maoris first settled there. Europeans introduced diseases and animals that overwhelmed the natural landscapes and wildlife, but there are signs today of a revival in the fortunes of both the original settlers and native wildlife.

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