Nigel Latta In Antarctica

Nigel Latta is a psychologist, author and television presenter who has graced New Zealand screens since 2008. In this documentary series, he takes us to Scott Base in Antarctica to experience life on the ice.

Nigel Latta in Antarctica is a two-part documentary where Nigel explores Scott Base with a group of scientists to see what life on the ice is really like.

Nigel Latta is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, an esteemed psychologist, author and television presenter. He first appeared on New Zealand screens in 2008 and has had a strong presence in local television content since. 

His on-screen resume includes hosting Beyond the Darklands, which looks at some of the country's high-profile offenders, and followed with his series of The Politically Incorrect Guide programmes where he imparts his views on parenting and teenagers. The recent self-titled series, which aired in 2014, explores difficult and controversial issues in present-day New Zealand. 

There are also NZ On Air funded projects that are still to come from Latta over the next couple of years. These include a second season of the Nigel Latta series, and a family-focused scientific programme Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up.

NZ On Air aims to fund a range of diverse and innovative documentary and factual programmes. We make sure there are programmes on free-to-air television that reflect diversity and develop our national identity. Nigel Latta In Antarctica is a unique and informative show about a place close to home. 


Nigel Latta In Antarctica is made by Razor Films for TVNZ 1

2 x 1 hour episodes

NZ On Air funding of $223,716

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