"We weren't sure if it was for real," said 14-year-old Adul Samon. "So we stopped and listened."
The Acting PM has spoken about the Government’s huge defence spend on TVNZ1's Breakfast today.
International rescue divers have given frank interviews about the harrowing ordeal to save 12 boys and their coach.
Ex-Aucklander Ross Schnauer played a role in the final stage of the operation, retrieving the last four boys along with their coach.
The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and the coach, 25, had been trapped in the flooded Than Luang cave system for more than two weeks.
"Maybe this has galvanised them, hearing each other's stories and knowing they are not alone," say the nurses behind the Facebook group, New Zealand, please hear our voice.