Most of us probably use social media and agree that it’s a great innovation. But there’s a nasty side to it too; those who use their keyboards as weapons of hate. Rather than Facebook and Twitter doing everything in their power to silence the idiots of the internet, it seems these tech giants welcome the trolls. Former executives reveal the dirty tricks used to encourage bullies and explain how good it is for profits. It’s a cynical business model, but now victims of this online bullying are fighting back.
Six months ago nothing but doom and gloom was predicted for our property market, but now, amid a global pandemic and an economic recession Kiwis are lining up to buy houses. There’s a scramble on for real estate, but from first-home buyers to multi-million dollar deal-makers, the story is the same: there aren’t enough houses to meet soaring demand. What does it mean long-term?
Meet the Kiwi mastermind behind Adele's iconic makeup look of winged eye-liner and thick lashes. In Hollywood, Michael Ashton is makeup royalty where the Hamilton-born artist works with the likes of Penelope Cruz, Amber Heard and Keira Knightly. But it’s his long-term work with Adele which is known worldwide and has inspired thousands of YouTube tutorials. Now, because of the pandemic, Michael’s come home and we meet with him to discuss cosmetics, celebrities, and dreaming big. Reporter: Miriama Kamo Producer: Mava Enoka Camera: Gary Hopper Editor: Luke Johnson
Uaina Pupulu says he is addicted to food and, at his heaviest, he tipped the scales at 300 kgs. In a brave and rare insight, this father of five has allowed Sunday’s cameras to capture his struggle and his surgery, as he attempts to lose weight and live a normal life. It’s been difficult for Uaina, but he wants the nation to see his reality, and to bring obesity into the spotlight, as health experts become increasingly concerned about the disease in our communities, saying it’s misunderstood and ignored. Reporter: Tamati Rimene-Sproat Producer: Julia Sartorio Cameras: Gary Hopper, Rewi Heke, Tory Evans, Will Green Editors: Ben Selkirk, Luke Johnson
For all of Keith Urban’s worldwide success, he remains unassuming and unaffected. It’s that down-under trait that endears him to his millions of fans. The challenge now for Keith – is reaching all those fans, while locked up at home, while doing what he loves most - being husband to Nicole Kidman and a dad to his two girls. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Confronting difficult subjects head on is never easy. Often stories about miscarriage can fall into that category. It’s a topic few people talk about and even understand. But there is a simple yet hard-to-believe fact which means it must be given more attention. About one in four pregnancies ends in a miscarriage, and when it does, it’s often associated with shame, blame and guilt. Now some parents are speaking their truth and no longer ignoring it. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
We all dream about getting away from it all but Miriam Lancewood and her husband Peter have really done it. For almost a decade, they’ve been nomads, living off the grid away from the rest of us. In 2017 Miriam wrote a book about their lives - it became a best seller and they disappeared into the wilderness again. But what has happened to them over the past 3 years has challenged their relationship and the way they live their lives to the extreme. Reporter: Mark Crysell Producer: Paul Deady Cameras: Tory Evans Editor: Bleddyn Parry
A soldier’s story about the horrors and responsibility of war. Former SAS medic Dusty Miller is an Australian solider traumatised by the savagery he says he saw while on duty in Afghanistan. He claims the elite special forces broke with rules of engagement, committed war crimes and that a fellow soldier inflicted horrendous violence on an injured, unarmed Afghan civilian. Dusty is breaking the code of silence to try and right the devastating wrongs, and tells his story for the first time seeking forgiveness for what happened that day. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Stan Walker is one of our biggest stars. Not yet 30, he’s a singer and actor who’s lived much of his life in the public eye. But his childhood was horrific, and for the first time, he’s bravely baring all - the details of how as a child he was raised by his father's fist, the sexual abuse from a family member, and the path to forgiveness for himself and his whanau. It’s a powerful and intimate story of violence and abuse that Stan is sharing like never before in the hope of helping and inspiring others. Reporter: Tania Page Producer: Julia Sartorio Cameras: Will Green, Gary Hopper Editor: Paul Anderson
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