Our Big Blue Backyard

Our Big Blue Backyard travels from Northland to Stewart Island, exploring six very special marine environments and features the colourful and varied inhabitants as they interact in their unique locations. From the giant to the tiny and the acrobatic to the rock scrapers, the range and behaviours of these species in such close proximity is fascinating. There is plenty of action in these aquatic communities as the lives of these close neighbours weave together to reveal entertaining animal dramas.

It's predator versus prey as surfing orcas travel the golden harbours of Northland; quality time with the big old snapper and crayfish of Goat Island; drama in the egg nurseries of the stunning Poor Knights Islands; a day out with the athletic Dusky Dolphins of Kaikoura; a fur-seal summer off New Zealand's wild west coast and great white shark versus little blue penguins in the southern oasis of Stewart Island

Show Info

Airs on: New Zealand TVNZ 1 (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Sundays (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature

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Stewart Island

Episode 1x06; Dec 7, 2014

Stewart Island, New Zealand's third largest and southernmost island, is a place of dramatic beauty and unpredictability. Here, the Pot-bellied Seahorse father has extra responsibilities, the Octopus is both hunter and hunted, and 82 Great White Shark

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Stewart IslandDec 7, 2014
1x05: Open Bay IslandsNov 30, 2014
1x04: KaikouraNov 23, 2014
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