Wild About NZ airing in NZ now!

The TVNZ series Wild About NZ is on air on Tuesday evenings at 8.30pm on TV One and it’s getting a great response!  The Fiordland and Abel Tasman/Nelson Lakes epsiodes have already aired and next week (September 17) is the … Continue reading

September 2012: Back in NZ

I’ve just arrived back home in New Zealand to resume shooting on the WILD ABOUT NZ series. The series is being produced for TVNZ by the award-winning Dunedin-based production company, Natural History NZ, and it’s a 6 part documentary series … Continue reading

All the Breaks

Surfing Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Published in Sunday Star Times Magazine. We live in a world dominated by ever increasing competition for scarce resources is a given, and out on the water things are no different.  As surfing numbers boom … Continue reading

Men at War

Writer turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Sebastian Junger – Published in The Listener George Orwell once said “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm”. In his … Continue reading

Motorcycle Masala

Riding Enfields in the Indian Himalaya Published in The Listener On the backseat of the night bus from Delhi, a pair of nervous newlyweds sit beside me.  As the bus lurches through the night to the accompaniment of a noisy … Continue reading

The Unbearable Lightness of Skiing

Heliskiing Alaskas Last Frontier Published in The Listener There’s something disquieting yet strangely satisfying about travelling to places where you’re not at the top of the food chain.  It gives a sense of perspective rare in our comfortable cosseted world.  It’s a … Continue reading

Adventures of a Lifetime

Polar Explorer and English eccentric, Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Published in The New Zealand Way. It’s 4 am and Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham Fiennes (“just call me Ran”) has been walking all night.  As he traverses through the precipitous bluffs of … Continue reading

The Herminator

Skiing Superstar Published in The Listener It is one of those sporting moments that, courtesy of a thousand lingering and lurid slow motion replays, is indelibly burned into the mind.  Hermann Maier, the skiing machine they call ‘the Herminator’ is … Continue reading