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Here Is The News - Wahine excerpt

Television (Excerpts) – 1992

...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
You were aware of having to metaphorically put your foot in the door and impose on people; their privacy, their grief, their pain, whatever it was...but you did it.
– Keith Aberdein on doing interviews with survivors on the day
Bad as the conditions were, it just didn't seem possible that a ship like the Wahine could be in trouble if it was inside the harbour.
– Presenter Richard Long
You could've sent a 12-year-old out with a Box Brownie [camera] out that day and they'd have got award-winning material. The whole event was traumatic, it was happening right on our own back doorstep. Everybody felt an immense sense of involvement. They felt emotionally involved. And that's probably the big lesson that some of us I think, learnt from that day, was the power of television to involve people's emotions.
– Former NZBC reporter Fred Cockram