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Interview with Richard Bangs

Explorer Richard Bangs talks about his latest film and book on New Zealand, what drives him to travel and his passion for environmental issues.

Filmed at The Explorer's Club in New York

filmmaker: Richard Bangs

country: New Zealand

channel: adventure

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 7

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