Family, faith, food and fitting in - For My Fathers Kingdom is a documentary by a family about a family. It tells the story of a Kiwi/Tongan family trying to understand why their father gives so much money to his church. Its a film about them but its also about us. SUNDAY meets the film makers and discovers theres two types of Tongans, the laughing Tongan and the crying Tongan. Reporter: Mark Crysell Producer: Mava Enoka Cameras: Dave Flynn, Ben Ireland Editor: Paul Anderson
He was only seven-years-old and, after being lost at sea in freezing waters for six hours, he was declared dead by rescuers. But Queensland boy Julian Hohnen somehow beat the odds with only his dad, and a bucket, to cling to. He speaks for the first time about his miraculous survival. Channel 7 SUNDAY NIGHT
Their job is to protect our most vulnerable kids. But recently, Oranga Tamariki social workers have taken a beating. The agency has been accused of stealing Maori children, and failing to protect those already in care. Is the criticism deserved? And is there a better way to keep tamariki with their own whanau? SUNDAY reports from the frontline. Reporter: Jehan Casinader Producer: Kim Peacock Camera: Joseph Day Editors: Stuart Robertson, Bleddyn Parry
Just as it looked like efforts to shore up our precarious kkp population were paying off with a bumper breeding season - disaster struck. Birds in their island homes in the deep south came down with a devastating disease, baffling scientists. Seven kkp have died, another 13 are critically ill. The fungal disease Aspergillosis, in birds, means certain death unless they receive intensive medical intervention. Were inside the purpose-built emergency ward at Auckland Zoo where vets are drawing on expertise from all around the world and where the status of the sick birds is changing day by day.
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