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Films from Science and Natural History Filmmaking students at the Centre for Science Communication.

31 audio and video podcasts found.

Singing Wood (2003)

Video 76.19MB

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

On the shores of an isolated Otago harbour, Ian Davie makes guitars from native New Zealand woods.

Into the Deep (2001)

Video 42.09MB

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

A unique story about a company that runs submersible trips into Milford Sounds exceptional underwater world.

Under Their Skin (2004)

Video 75.34MB

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Possums are pest in New Zealand, hated for destroying the environment. But there is more to the story of the possum, as this irreverent film finds out.

Tangled Roots (2002)

Video 50.61MB

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

A look at the complicated history of Fiordlands Waitutu Forest, its owners, the government and New Zealands timber industry.

Pilot (2001)

Video 37.47MB

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

In Otago Harbour, ships rely on the Pilot and his knowledge of the local waterways to bring them safely into the docks.

Quest for the Grey Ghost (2004)

Video 76.70MB

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Just days before it is declared officially extinct, Rhys Buckingham has just 6 days to find a south island Kokako and prove its existence to the world.

Stuffing Missy (2002)

Video 31.55MB

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

A woman who loved her cat so much that when it dies, she got it stuffed.

To Save the Seahorse (2001)

Video 32.85MB

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Seriously endangered due to the traditional medicine trade, the survival of the seahorse is given a glimmer of hope due to the work of one researcher.

Exhuming Adams (2004)

Video 76.18MB

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Is the mystery of the extinction of the Adams mistletoe related to the extinction of native New Zealand birds that may have been its pollinators?

Out of the blue (2003)

Video 76.80MB

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Surrounded by wind and ocean, the Otago Peninsula is home to many intriguing creatures.

Return of the Sea Lions (2002)

Video 76.44MB

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Returning to breed on mainland shores after centuries of absence, the New Zealand sea lions are being studied by a group of passionate scientists.

Lord of the Ringlets (2003)

Video 76.43MB

Monday, 13 October 2008

The South Islands mountainous valleys prove to the perfect place for a local 15 year old to hunt for a forest ringlet butterfly.

Out Of Place (2002)

Video 75.58MB

Monday, 6 October 2008

The Wedderburn goodshed, made famous in Grahame Sydney's painting, is given a new life as a feature on the Central Otago Rail Trail.

Cry fowl (2001)

Video 40.08MB

Friday, 19 September 2008

Battery farming, show hens and feral chickens all feature in this documentary that sheds light on the world of the common fowl.

Building Without Blueprints (2004)

Video 76.71MB

Friday, 5 September 2008

Near Lake Wanaka, a local man is building his dream house by hand, and without blueprints.

Beyond The Kelp (2003)

Video 75.20MB

Friday, 29 August 2008

The Hectors dolphins hold an important place in the spiritual like of local Maori and the wider population of New Zealand.

Chasing Perfection (2002)

Video 73.97MB

Friday, 22 August 2008

Central Otago is the southern most grape growing region in the world, where its pinot noir wine is making an international name for itself.

Alien Invaders (2001)

Video 44.80MB

Friday, 15 August 2008

An irreverent mockumentary-style look at an invasive wasp species that could be set to take over New Zealand if it isn't stopped.

Back To The Ice (2004)

Video 77.54MB

Friday, 8 August 2008

Although the Antarctic continent is known for its remoteness, there are people who live and work there. This is their story.

Becoming April (2003)

Video 74.83MB

Friday, 1 August 2008

The intertwining stories of the life of an eel and a woman are brought together in this magical fantasy.

Catlins (2002)

Video 76.49MB

Friday, 25 July 2008

With the road through it about to be tar sealed, is the outstanding beauty of the Caitlins region of Southland under threat?

A Mythology of Place (2001)

Video 40.64MB

Friday, 18 July 2008

In the South Islands remote landscape, a mountain begins to understand its own mortality.

Fledgling Expectations (2005)

Video 73.67MB

Friday, 30 May 2008

In a desperate bid to keep birds from the fruits of Marlborough vineyards, the locals have trained falcons to be a unique form of crop protection.

Long Fin (2005)

Video 74.30MB

Friday, 23 May 2008

Traditionally Māori fished for eels, but not only a traditional food, eels are long lived and have a fascinating life cycle that is shown in this film.

Mad Mac and the Flat Ugly Snail (2005)

Video 77.31MB

Friday, 16 May 2008

Don McIntosh, aka Mad Mac has always been an adventurer. As a paua diver he is determined that these flat ugly snails will still be around for his children to harvest too.

Plunge of the penguins (2005)

Video 64.42MB

Friday, 9 May 2008

The Antarctic is home to gentoo penguins that prosper despite the tough weather conditions and predatory neighbours. By Andrew Marshall

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