It's a long shot is part of a four video series set in both Tauranga Moana and Te Tai Poutini. The series references the narrative of Tamaahua and his chase across country from Tuhua (Mayor Island) to the Arahura River in search for Waitaiki and Poutini. This work shows the deconstruction of a camera obscura tent in the Otānewainuku Forest, nestled behind Te Puke.
Reminiscent of late 1800s surveyors tents, the camera obscura tent simulates the three-legged taipō, a surveying tool Māori referred to as a goblin. The opposing channel shows the inverted tent scene of Orokawa Scenic Reserve, near Waihi. The narrative portrays a map of important geological deposits, highlighting significant sites for numerous hapū and iwi.