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Presenter : Ian Cross

New Zealand

Adventure Golfer Ian Cross travels to New Zealand, where there are more sheep and golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world.

ag-nz-26Starting his trip up in the North Island, Ian heads to the course at Cape Kidnappers, a peninsula named by Captain Cook. The most stunning hole on the course is Pirate’s Plank, built on a ridge stretching out in to the Pacific Ocean. If your ball doesn’t stay on the fairway, it’s lost forever in Hawkes Bay.

Ian visits the nearby town of Napier, which has some of the best art deco architecture in the world, and checks out a 1930’s hotel before venturing to the local winery to help out and, of course, sample the vintage.

Next it’s Rotorua Golf Club, where Ian plays a round with ex-All Black’s player Mark Irwin.  The hazards on this course include a huge thermal crater and bubbling mud pools. After the round, Ian visits a local Maori centre and learns about the ancient tradition of wood carving.

gt-new-zealand-2-134On the South Island, extreme sports are the name of the game, with golf serving as a relief, a slower pace of life for the local sportsman. Millbrook Resort is the course of choice, and with the back drop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, Ian teams up with Ben Gally, a local pro who’s just one step away from the PGA tour.

Afterwards he joins a river safari on the Dart River, where he checks out some of the spectacular locations used in the Lord of the Rings filming. Director Peter Jackson capitalised on the same incredible scenery that gives rise to the incredible courses in this episode of Adventure Golf.

Credits

Presenter

IAN CROSS

With Special Thanks to

AIR NEW ZEALAND + logo

With thanks to

ALPHA DOMUS

ARIKIKAPAKAPA GOLF CLUB ROTORUA

ART DECO SOCIETY NAPIER

CAPE KIDNAPPERS GOLF RESORT

COBDEN VILLA NAPIER

DART RIVER SAFARIS

DESTINATION ROTORUA

HAWKE’S BAY INC

MILLBROOK GOLF RESORT

PARK HERITAGE HOTEL, ROTORUA

TE AWA WINERY

SCENIC CIRCLE TE PANIA HOTEL, NAPIER

TE PUIA ROTORUA

THE BEST OF GOLF NEW ZEALAND

TOURISM NEW ZEALAND

Stills photography courtesy of

THE HAWKE’S BAY CULTURAL TRUST

Titles and Graphics

BIG SQUID

Title Music

MICHAEL CONN

Additional Music

MICHAEL CONN

DANIEL PEMBERTON

THE INSECTS

COLIN WINSTON-FLETCHER

JON WYGENS

Facilities

EDIT STORE

THE VOICE & MUSIC COMPANY

On Line Editor

KATIE KEMP

Dubbing Mixer

JOEL BALDWIN

Editor

GARY MILLER

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RIAZ HOODA

MICHELE LONERGAN

Production Assistant

LUKE THOMPSON

Researcher

KATIE RICHARDS

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AMISHA SOLANKI

Post Production Manager

LIZ RICHARDS

Production Manager

MEL MOORE

Sound

JOHN McNICHOLAS

TONY PARKINSON

Camera

SCOTT WELSH

Producer

LUCY DAVIE

Series Produced & Directed by

PETER WISDOM

Executive Producer

IAN CROSS

Produced by

Pilot Film & Television Productions

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