We are incredibly grateful for all the amazing partners we have. We couldn't do this without you!

NZ on Air  NZ On Air

Greenstone TV  Greenstone TV

Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation  The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation

G.I.F.T. Fund

Wright Family Foundation

Hype & Dexter

Giltrap Group

Honda Marine


Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life

Dr Rochelle Constantine, University of Auckland

Dr Nan Hauser, Cook Islands Whale Research

Dr Ingrid Visser, Orca Research Trust

Dr Dan Godoy, Lecturer Massey University

Kimoro Taiepa, Lead Tutor Maori Arts Education

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa


Auckland Zoo

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Woodlands Park School. With special thanks to Liz Manley, Helen Emson and Room 12, Kit McIntyre and Room 5, Andy Boyd and Room 6

Avondale Primary School. With special thanks to Greg Chalmers, Va'ai Sililoto,  Joanne Corcoran, Stacey Brown, and Vicki Billing

Elaine Whitworth, Biology Teacher Unitec Institute of Technology

Vashti Tymkin, Teacher Westmere School

Laureline Meynier, Lecturer Massey University

Native Audio

Alex Mitchell, colour grading

Matt Draper, additional footage


With thanks to the project team:

  • Visionary and underwater cameraman: Steve Hathaway

  • Talent and voice over: Riley Hathaway

  • Project manager: Jani Alexander

  • Content producer and product owner: Reuben Pollock

  • Technical lead and development: Axel Busch, xlvisuals

  • User experience research and design: Liz Busch, xlvisuals

  • Graphic and creative design: Rees Morley, Morley Design Group

New videos!
Interviews with Experts
Hauraki Gulf
YOE adventures
How does a dolphin move?
Threats to Māui dolphins
South island in the Gulf?
What do pipis and cockles do?
Will you help save the Māui dolphin?
Biggest island in the gulf?
Spot the dolphin difference
What is this creature?
How many whales?
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
What does endemic mean?
What sea animal eats like a cow?
Hope Stories - Fish tagging
Which is the coolest island in the Hauraki Gulf?
Meet the tastiest creature in the ocean
Riley searches for crayfish
How can blind dolphins catch fish?
Learn to Draw - Blue Whale
Which is the easiest piece of rubbish to pick up?
Looking for a tiny dolphin
How 2 Hongi
Most common dolphin?
What is a kelp forest?
How far do little blue penguins swim?
What is it like to save an orca?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Little blue penguin eggs
What is an apex predator?
Dr Ingrid Visser answers our questions about Orca
Learn to Draw - Snapper
Where do paddle crabs live?
Have you ever met a stingray?
What does a dolphins sonar tell them?
NZ’s first nature reserve?
The incredible Hauraki Gulf
Crazy plastic journey