'You can be an individual on the West Coast, says trans-sexual businesswoman Jaqui, who has a collection of 200 sock knitting machines. She isn't wrong, as The New Zealanders is a beautifully shot series introducing us to some of the quirkiest locations and heart-warming characters throughout New Zealand, in this stunning travelogue.Meet New Zealand's most remote family who live 100km from the nearest shop, or at 68, the Taranaki grandmother who is a 4th dan black-belt in tae kwon do. Former oil... [see more] field worker Mike is a collector of classic Mustang cars, yet wheelchair-bound Shirley prefers her collection of more than 2,000 horse ornaments. Local celebrities, the Patea Maori Club, also appear and talk about Poi E, the song that put them on the map. The series also covers conservation in New Zealand, with a couple who built their own house, complete with grass roof in central Otago. Self-confessed tree-hugger Bob created his own forest while another family built their own power station. Then, take a tour with a smaller islands sole policeman, and meet the Air Chathams chief pilot who owns a 1950s flight simulator the sizeof a house. On the even more remote Pitt Island, visit the country's most isolated school (number of pupils: 7 and 3 of them the principal's children)and 7th generation farming family, the Gregory-Hunts, who raised 11 children there.