German Galileo film crew in Australia. From left, Ralf Heinze, Frank Genstaler and Ole Fensky.
German Galileo film crew in Australia. From left, Ralf Heinze, Frank Genstaler and Ole Fensky. John Gass

Cameras focus on daylight saving

TWEED Heads is set to feature in a popular German television show called Galileo.

A crew from the science-themed program has been travelling the country for around four weeks, covering topics as varied as rare earth mining to captive tuna breeding; snake anti-venom production and the Surfers Paradise meter maids.

Daylight-saving time dividing Coolangatta and Tweed Heads attracted the crew to the border towns.

“There are a lot of different countries in Europe with different time zones but it is not common to cross time zones in a car or in the same town,” said editor Frank Gensthaler.

They looked at the havoc the time difference plays with travellers and residents in the area.

“We spoke with the people at Gold Coast Airport Parking to see the confusion with people leaving their cars and still thinking they had an hour spare,” he said.

Destination Tweed’s Phil Villiers said around 228,000 international visitors were in the Northern Rivers last year.

“Any type of exposure to that European market is positive for the region.”

Mr Gensthaler said he thought Tweed was beautiful compared to Surfers Paradise.

“There are not as many high rises here, this is like the Australia we know in Germany,” he said.

The special Australian edition of Galileo is expected to air in Germany in late March.

“In Europe it is not common to cross time zones in a car or in the same town.”



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