Neil Oliver Interview – How Did Filming Coast New Zealand S1 Differ from Coast?
Hosted by internationally renowned Scottish archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver, the History Channel’s most successful series of all time crosses the Tasman to say kia ora to the land of the long white cloud.
Oliver leads a team of local presenters as they gather stories about New Zealand’s spectacular coastline: the history, the people, the archaeology, the geography and the marine life, investigating interesting and little known facts along the way.
Shot with the trademark Coast award-winning cinematography, this series transports viewers to a picturesque paradise, Coast New Zealand captures the magnificence and diversity of these remote Pacific islands’ coastlines. Traveling from Milford Sound to the Bay of Islands, and from the West Coast to the East Coast, Coast New Zealand profiles compelling characters and unearths fascinating facts. Meet New Zealand’s kamikaze surfers, discover one of the world’s oldest surviving wooden vessels, and find out how New Zealand could have ended up as part of the South of France.
Four New Zealanders are Oliver’s co-hosts, all experts in their field; Matt Carter is one of the leading diving maritime archaeologists in Australasia, renowned geologist and palaeontologist Dr Hamish Campbell, marine biologist Jacky Guerts, and New Zealand’s arts and culture specialist Riria Hotere.
Coast New Zealand is based on the hugely successful British series Coast, which has been broadcast in the UK and internationally for the last decade.