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RNZ: The Long Way Home

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Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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RNZ: The Long Way Home

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Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

Rank #1: Four Forests in Four Days

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Dreaming of ginger beer and ice cream, Bruce climbs the high hills of the Northland forests to get back to his old home in the Bay of Islands. Produced by Bruce Hopkins and Justin Gregory.

Oct 30 2017

16mins

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Rank #2: Ford Every Stream

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50 rivers in one day? That's nothing for Bruce Hopkins.

Apr 16 2018

15mins

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Rank #3: As if the Jigsaw Puzzle Wasn't Hard Enough

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Bruce Hopkins fills in more of the bits he has missed on the Te Araroa trail.

Feb 05 2018

19mins

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Rank #4: A Tumble in the Tararuas

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At last Bruce finishes off the North Island section of Te Araroa Trail - but not without a close shave in the tops of the Tararuas.

Feb 26 2018

18mins

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Rank #5: The Big Three

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Bruce Hopkins ticks off the last of three big challenges on Te Araroa.

Apr 02 2018

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Rank #6: Eat All the Pizza!

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Bruce Hopkins begins his crossing of Waiau pass, but is dreaming of other things.

Mar 26 2018

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Rank #7: Queen of the Cicadas

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Bruce Hopkins is in Te Wai Pounamu, beginning the second leg of Te Araroa.

Mar 05 2018

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Rank #8: The Smell of Fear

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As he traverses the Richmond Ranges, Bruce Hopkins solves an age-old mystery.

Mar 19 2018

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Rank #9: Late Starts and Duck Farts

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The big climb begins! Bruce takes on the Richmond Ranges.

Mar 12 2018

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Rank #10: Reaching the Topp

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Bruce meets up with some hunters in the hills before finding a long lost friend and then dropping in on Lynda Topp.

Apr 09 2018

14mins

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Rank #11: Mist and Magnificence

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Bruce Hopkins takes on the Tongariro Crossing against the flow of trampers coming the other way. Produced by Bruce Hopkins and Justin Gregory. Executive producer Tim Watkin

Feb 12 2018

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Rank #12: 90 Mile Beach

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With a heavy pack and a lot of nerves, Bruce is underway, measuring the length of 90 Mile Beach and recalling dangerous days fishing off the Northland coast.

Oct 23 2017

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Rank #13: Lost and Found

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Bruce meets old friends and new on the trail south of Russell but an unexpected event puts the future in doubt.

Nov 06 2017

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Rank #14: Whanganui Whanau

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Bruce Hopkins spends five fabulous days on the Whanganui River. He finds some amazing friends and (not-so-amazingly) retains his reputation for losing stuff.

Feb 19 2018

17mins

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Rank #15: Dances with Bulls

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After an extended layoff Bruce is given a roaring send off when he resumes his journey.

Jan 29 2018

13mins

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