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Bear Grylls felt the earth move

TV celebrity adventurer Bear Grylls got much more than he bargained for when he came to New Zealand to make new episodes of his Man Vs Wild TV show.

Grylls was crossing a river by a wire during filming in Mt Aspiring National Park, 250km south of Christchurch, when “everything started wobbling” and his crew saw the ground was shaking.

But they did not realise that what the extent of what happened – the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake – until they finished filming the next day.

Speaking to reporters in Auckland today, Grylls said he was impressed with the resilience shown by New Zealanders in the wake of the quake.



karamu49 on 2/03/2011 10:31am

yeah, he even sampled ( ate) 1 of our famously awful Weta’s. reckons it was real yuk….

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