Listen: C is for Caves on New Zealand A to Z

January 29, 2015 / New Zealand, Oceania
Looking across the Tablelands toward Mount Arthur. Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand.

Looking across the Tablelands toward Mount Arthur. Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand. Photo by True New Zealand Adventures/flickr

Learn about New Zealand’s caves, the featured topic on this week’s episode of New Zealand A to Z on Radio New Zealand.

Host Simon Mercep first interviews Hamish Campbell, a GNS Science geologist, who explains why New Zealand has so many caves and how they are formed.

Next up is Huia Davis, the chief guide for the Waitomo glow-worm cave, who talks about the value of caves and its glow-worms for tourism in New Zealand.

Finally, caver Kieran McKay, whose team discovered New Zealand’s deepest cave system in the Kahurangi National Park last year, discussed the discovery.

The whole interview runs 37 minutes, 37 seconds, including a couple of musical interludes.


Afternoons with Simon Mercep: January 29, 2015
[Radio New Zealand]

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