Daniel Rockhouse was the hero of the Pike River disaster - one of only two men to escape the fiery death-trap. But surviving the tragedy was just the beginning of Daniel's journey. He has struggled to cope with the loss of his brother Ben, and 28 other mining mates. Now, Daniel is doing the unthinkable: he's heading back underground. How will he cope? And what really happened at Pike River?
Its no stretch to say that Jesse Walker has lived his life behind bars. The longest that hes been outside since the age of 14 is just six months, and hes 29-years-old. SUNDAY has been following Jesse since he was released from Spring Hill prison in September. This is a raw, unflinching look at the struggle to survive and stay outside the wire. Will Jesse break the cycle, or end up reoffending and back inside?
Where would you find the creator of an international number one bestselling phenomenon? His book has been a household name for almost a decade, with a viral video of more than 150 million views globally, but he lives in deepest Southland at the edge of an isolated lake in a tiny cabin. We travel south to discover the story behind the writer who seemingly has it all.
It should have been the trip of a lifetime - sailing along the Norwegian coast on a luxury cruise ship. But for those on board the Viking Sky, it became the holiday from Hell. The ships engines died in freezing rough seas, trapping 1370 passengers in the middle of the ocean. The onboard situation became so chaotic that many holidaymakers had to be rescued by helicopter in the middle of the night. But cruise industry insiders say the disaster could have been much, much worse. We hear from the passengers who survived this nightmare cruise.
We're meant to be excited about pregnancy, to be thrilled with our newborns. But for thousands of New Zealand women, motherhood can be a cruel reality. Postnatal depression and perinatal disorders are a major issue in Aotearoa, with up to one in four women suffering. If left untreated, serious harm can result to parents and their children. So why is it so difficult to find help?
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