6 x 60 mins
Spiky Gold Hunters follows six courageous, rough, tough, and charismatic characters as they battle the tempestuous elements of Southern New Zealand to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of diamonds to fine diners around the globe – sea urchin! This six part one hour series is not for the faint-hearted – and nor is the environment these divers work in. Foveaux Strait is prone to vicious storms, big swells and ever changing weather conditions and on top of that, the divers have to overcome freezing temperatures and the inherent threat of shark attacks.
"Massive series. Didn't miss 1. Drooling every episode lol hahahaha."
“Spiky Gold Hunter is a Country Calendar for hard arses. DUKE’s new documentary series follows six Kiwis as they search the Foveaux Strait for kina, a job with great financial reward but huge risk.”
“This project has been a passion of mine for years and combines two of my great loves, diving and storytelling. I’ve long held the view that New Zealand has all the elements for an international franchise such as Spiky Gold Hunters. Combined with beautiful scenery, authentic characters and the intrinsic danger element, you have an incredible series, which audiences around the world will love just as we do.”