Hero photograph
Photo by Scott Mouat

Special Screening

Otago Museum —

Saturday 9 October 6.00pm. Film maker Scott Mouat will introduce his film 'Brave New Wilderness' on the remarkable success story behind rescuing two of New Zealand’s species from extinction and establishing a brave new wilderness for them to call home. This special screening is brought to you by Wild Dunedin, with an introduction from the award-winning cinematographer, director and photographer and film maker, Scott Mouat. The screening will take place at level 2, but not in the Planetarium.

New Zealand’s unique landscapes experienced through the stories of the kākāpō, the world’s rarest parrot, and the takahē, a giant mountain swamp-hen once thought to be extinct. Though once widespread these birds are now absent from almost all their former range, wiped out by land-use change and introduced predators like stoats, rats and cats.

Kākāpō sleeping. — Image by: Scott Mouat

This is a modern-day conservation success story offering hope and inspiration. It’s the story of two of Earth’s rarest wild creatures and the remarkable work being done to keep them safe, increase their numbers and establish a brave new wilderness for them to call home.

This is much more than a story about saving a species from extinction, it’s about repairing ecosystems and restoring a natural balance. 

Run time 52 minutes. 

6.00pm, Saturday 9 October

Adults $15, Students and Children $12

Tickets are available from the Museum Shop, or online


Otago Museum is committed to maintaining the safety of our community.

This event will not take place at Alert Level 2 in the Planetarium but will still go ahead in another space in the Otago Museum. 

In the event of a change in Alert Levels those holding tickets will be contacted via email to rebook or convert to credit.

Book online at  https://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/brave-new-wilderness-2

Phone Otago Museum on 03-474 7474