aIt’s your turn Aotearoa

If you already follow Real Pasifik on any of our social media channels you’ll know we’re full swing into the final stages of our New Zealand shoot.  Thankfully the weather has been pretty kind to us, which is certainly not a given at this time of year in NZ.  In fact as it happened, the swirling mists around Lake Rotoiti (near Rotorua) couldn’t have been more atmospheric!

And while we’ve always known that the bountiful Aotearoa has loads of beautiful food on offer, this shoot is proving to be a real eye-opener as to the huge array of unique delights available.   Of course, the amazing talents of Robert and his team of local chefs do lend a hand in coming up with the glorious end creations.  To give you a bit of taster, we’ve selected a few choice photos taken during our time in Rotorua and posted them below.


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Starting off the day with a karakia (Maori prayer) at Lake Rotoiti – Paula Pokino, Charles Royal, Brian Potiki and Robert Oliver.


DJ our DOP setting up his shot.


On the other side of the lens: Brian kayaking on Lake Rotoiti.


Charles shares some of his knowledge on local fauna with Robert and Paula.


Robert, Charles, Paula and Brian with DJ (DOP), John McNicholas (sound), Phil Brown (2nd camera) and Brendan Withy (director).


The end result – it was as good as it looks.


Written by Phil Brown.
Photos by Mark Summerville.


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