Piri Weepu was a pro rugby player for 16 years and chalked up 72 tests for the All Blacks. He may now have retired from rugby. But he has found a new passion in diving, hunting and the great outdoors.
In this series, Piri takes us along for the ride as he visits travels around Aotearoa meeting hearty, local characters as they guide him through what they do best. Diving, hunting, ﬁshing and general foraging about the place.
‘Piri’s Tiki Tour’ is a unique, grassroots ’catch ‘em and cook ‘em’ style series that highlights a wide range of activities. White baiting on the Arahura River to hunting weka on the Chatham Islands, trout ﬁshing on the upper Tongariro River to diving for kina in the Far North.
At the end of each excursion, Piri and his local guides enjoy the fruits of their labour with a meal. The series showcases the beauty of the environment we live in and Piri gains invaluable insight and a new found appreciation for the simple things and the place we call ‘home’.