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New Zealand Middle Earth Adventure

New Zealand, is the real life version of the fantasy world from the Lord of The Rings

filmmaker: livingtrends

country: New Zealand

channel: adventure

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga:intro

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga:intro

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga: overview

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga: overview

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 3

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 3

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 4

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 4

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richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 5

richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 5

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Happyhour Island

a tiny island is home to a small business that brings joy to visitors and locals

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