Who, What & When: Ends of the Earth

Paul Henry goes in search of New Zealanders in the most extreme places of the world. Part-travel series, part-personal documentary ‘Ends of the Earth’ discovers how our culture, our heritage, our way of life has bred such unique and diverse people.

The series is as much about Henry and his crew trying to reach the destination as it is about the people they find when they get there. The New Zealanders featured are Kiwis who have left our shores and gone beyond the London tube and the Bondi Tunnel to live extraordinary lives in the far corners of the planet.

The show discovers each unique corner of the world, and tries to understand how personal culture, heritage and way of life influences life overseas and our interactions with others.

In Ends of the Earth , presenter and journalist Paul Henry will lead us further off the beaten track. He offers an intelligent personality, not afraid to experience life and to observe it with his unique quirky sense of humour firmly in place in all conditions. He is an avid traveller with stories of war zone reporting.

All of us know that getting there is half the fun – or sometimes half the nightmare. The people featured have adapted (some better than others) to life in the desert or a war-zone or minus 40 degrees and offer a more local perspective on the place’s pros, cons and idiosyncrasies.

The destinations will sometimes be dangerous and will always be unusual – Sudan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Amazon, the Arctic and the Cocos Islands. The series balances, very smoothly, the story between Paul’s journey and the New Zealander’s living and working in these locations and their life and observations. It is comical, fascinating, enlightening and often surprising – the viewer will wonder week after week “What the hell are they doing there?”

Series starts Monday, January 8th at 7:30 on TV One.

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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