Podcasts & DVD clips

Check these podcasts and DVD clips out…


Alison Balance from Radio New Zealand heads to Lyall Bay to talk dunes, the Loder Cup and the future of our treasured coastal margins with Mark Dean (2011 Loder Cup recipient) and Harley Spence (then Coastal Restoration Trust Trustee). Download the podcast or listen to the interview online here.

Alison Balance talks with Chatham Islanders about the restoration of their dunes. Download podcast or listen to the interview online.

Alison Balance from Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World talks to locals about their award winning restoration project at Maketu Spit. Download the podcast or listen to the interview online.

DVD clips

Ngārara in the Raukumara

Published 1 November 2021

A 9-minute documentary that lays bare the distress and urgency felt by environmental kaitiaki, as myrtle rust compounds an already precarious situation for threatened native species.

Mate Tipu, Mate Rākau follows Department of Conservation Ranger Graeme Atkins (Ngāti Porou, Rongomaiwahine), as he reveals the rapid devastation that the airborne fungal pathogen myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) is having on the East Coast.

Pīngao: Weaving the Connections

Published on 3 February 2017

Iwi, weavers, scientists, social scientists and conservationists from all over New Zealand have come together to make this project possible. We aim to combine western science with mātauranga Māori in order to research the genetic and morphological variation in pīngao across New Zealand. This information is vital for the weaving properties of the plant and for the protection and conservation of pīngao for future generations. (This includes our very own Betsy Young)

Every Grain of Sand - a group of coast care volunteers talk about their work