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Here Is The News - Wahine excerpt

Television (Excerpts) – 1992

Here is the News surveyed Kiwi television journalism up until 1992. Presented by Richard Long, this 10 minute excerpt looks at radio and TV coverage of the Wahine disaster, where over 50 people died after the interisland ferry struck Barrett Reef, on 10 April 1968. NZ Broadcasting Corporation reporters Keith Aberdein, Fred Cockram, Nadoo Balantine-Scott and cameraman Andy Roelents are among those recalling their experience of the storm, and the challenges of covering the tragedy — and broadcasting it across New Zealand, in the days before nationwide transmission.

...Taxis wouldn't take you unless there were four of you to get the weight ... they were literally scared of being blown over.
– Keith Aberdein, who was an NZBC reporter on the day of the storm

Key Cast & Crew

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Keith Aberdein

Subject

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Doug Eckhoff

Subject

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Carol Hirschfeld

Director, Producer

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Kurt Sanders

Writer

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Andy Roelants

Camera

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Fred Cockram

Subject

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