Watch Duncan's documentary on Auckland's cave man

Posted Tuesday 31 Jul 2018

In this just-released short documentary, filmmaker Gemma Duncan introduces us to Peter Crossley, who has dedicated fifty years of his life documenting over two hundred lava caves underneath New Zealand's largest city. As he pops manholes and digs up school playgrounds to find these caves, he muses on the unique history they offer - some have been used as wine cellars, others as burial grounds. He also realises that these ancient caves will be a casualty of inevitable urban growth. This film could be the last opportunity for audiences to experience these caves, in Peter's words, "before they go".

Watch Meet Peter here >>

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