Alone, unconscious, and struggling to breathe - Allen Ball took over two hours to die on the cold floor of a cell just metres away from police officers who were oblivious to his fate. For two years his family have struggled to get answers about what went so horribly wrong. SUNDAY follows this highly unusual case, where police admitted to making mistakes - prosecuting three of their own, and takes the family’s questions right to the top. Reporter: Rebecca Wright Producers: Steve Butler, Chris Cooke Cameras: Gary Hopper, Chris Cooke, Scottie McKinnon, Will Green Editor: Stuart Robertson
It’s just 6 weeks until Japan will host this year’s Olympic Games – the hype, tension and extraordinary feats as our best athletes test themselves against the world's best. But, should the Games happen? Tokyo is in a state of emergency, grappling with its 4th wave of Covid infections. The country’s death toll is 13,500 and counting. Athletes are due to arrive within weeks, while others call for the games to be cancelled. We ask the Olympic Team CEO Kereyn Smith and epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about New Zealand’s state of play. Reporter: Miriama Kamo Producer: Arun Jeram Cameras: Rewi Heke, Ben Ireland, Will Green Editor: Paul Anderson
When Crowded House played their farewell concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House 25 years ago, tears were shed in New Zealand and Australia. Their music was so well known and so well loved that the end was tough to accept. But the band has reformed with new members joining the lineup to make it a family affair, and keep the legendary Crowded House sound as memorable as ever. They speak about the breakup, their energy, their grief and where they find joy. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Is it time to rethink our love affair with big cars? Of the top five new cars sold in the past year, three were utes and the other two SUVs. Kiwis are spending more time in increasingly large vehicles - and billions on roads to drive them. But New Zealand also has one of oldest and dirtiest fleets in the developed world. With drastic moves to clean up our car emissions over the next three years, what needs to change?
It’s Game Over for Sonny Bill Williams and his Aussie mate, former Socceroo Craig Foster. Eight years ago, New Zealand offered to resettle 150 refugees a year from Australia's offshore detention centres. Australia has consistently refused and this week Sonny Bill put on his political hat and went to Queenstown to meet Prime Minister Scott Morrison, saying “let’s just get that paper signed - it’s inhumane to keep these people holed up”.
Neighbours one day, tycoons the next. Two Aussie mates outsmarted the banks and revolutionised shopping by coming up with a simple idea. Their idea was the financial phenomenon called AfterPay, a revolutionary payment platform transforming the way people shop around the world. Now, Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen are not only business partners, they’re billionaires.
Courtney Duncan blasted out of Palmerston, Otago, to become our first women’s motocross world champion in 2019. This Sunday, the unassuming but ultra-determined Kiwi sports star reveals the incredible true story of how she braved disaster on the track and Italy’s Covid pandemic to chase a remarkable second world motocross title.
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