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High Country Rescue

8 x 1/2 hour

An extreme adventure into the real life rescues of New Zealand’s South Island heroes who brave the elements and risk their own lives to save the lives of others in “the big country”. From experienced climbers trapped by fierce conditions, tourists wandering off track, adventurers and unprepared backpackers going missing to school classes trapped by rising rivers, this series follows the Search and Rescue team right into the life or death drama of each emotionally charged rescue. Using choppers and set against a breathtaking backdrop of snowy mountains and stunning countryside, these true action drama rescues are based in the stunning yet hazardous Kiwi heartland of Wanaka. The colourful local inhabitants and heroes provide the character to the series; we share their fears, their triumphs, their relief when it all goes well and their despair when it doesn’t. And they keep us coming back for more heart-stopping action. 

Credit Line

South Pacific Pictures for TV ONE, New Zealand




Executive Producer: John Barnett



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