Exploring the North Island of New Zealand, this footage focuses on Whakarewarewa – the living Maori village and the geothermal attractions of Te Puia, Rotorua.
Be guided around the village, watch a poi dance and see how to cook using a hangi – both in a pit as well as in natural thermal steam and water, unique to that area of New Zealand.
Wander around Te Puia as the landscape bubbles and boils. Your guide provides a contrast to the height of the Pohutu geyser as it shoots up behind her.
David Nicholls was a chartered account with a passion for amateur filmmaking. The NFSA holds seven of his home movies.