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First Crossings


Looking at the Open Bay Islands

First Crossing on TVNZ Ondemand

The brand new series, First Crossings screens every Tuesday at 8.30pm on TV ONE.

The idea of it is relatively simple (in theory!)

Two modern-day New Zealand adventurers, Kevin Bigger and Jamie Fitzgerald recreate the journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers, not just by walking in their footsteps but by wearing the same clothes, using the same equipment and trying the same food.

This week, Kevin and Jamie travel back to 1810 to retrace the unbelievable survival story of David Loweniston and nine other stranded sealers, who were marooned on the Open Bay Islands.
Kevin and Jamie reveal the forces of nature they had to content with on this amazing journey of survival

But it's not all hard work - Jamie and Kevin reveal their softer sides and the beauty of the wildlife they encountered.

First Crossings is on TV ONE, Tuesdays at 8.30pm - and will be on TVNZ Ondemand to view as well.