Produced for RNZ by Fisheye Films | Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund

Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island north of Auckland, ‘jewel in the crown’ of New Zealand’s protected islands © Peter Young, Fisheye Films

Fight for the Wild Film Synopsis - Episode 4: Hope

In the final episode of Fight for the Wild, we travel to predator free Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island to see what the vision of a predator-free Aotearoa could look like.

We discover breakthrough technologies and innovations taking us towards that goal, then join an Operation Nest Egg mission to save vulnerable kiwi chicks.

In Taranaki we see how the partnership between community and iwi is restoring Kiwi to the slopes of Mt Taranaki and meet a younger generation taking up the challenge. Could Aotearoa’s `moon shot mission’ one day become a reality?

“What actually defines New Zealand is this amazing biodiversity that is found nowhere else in the world - and it is biodiversity that doesn't need to be just on an offshore island, it could be in our backyard.” Alison Ballance

“Predator Free 2050 is the right long term vision. We hope, over time to move from just trying to protect a few places, just to hang on and hold the line for a little bit longer, to actually solving the problem in terms of the production that's knocking our native wildlife.“  Peter Morton

“2050 for me is in New Zealand, where the lands in the forest are thriving and burgeoning with vitality and people are well within that.” Jan Hania

“We've got until 2050 and a lot of the tools that we're probably going to be using in 20 years, I don't think we can even imagine what they're going to be until we start progressing further and further down this pipeline. But do I think it's doable? Absolutely.” Helen Blackie