29-year old Alo Ngata was tasered, pepper-sprayed and tied up by Police after he randomly attacked an elderly man in central Auckland in 2018. A few hours later he died in a cell with a spit hood over his head. Witnesses to the arrest heard him call out, “Brother, help me, I can’t breathe”. Family believe that the Police misused the spit hood on Alo and failed to properly monitor his condition. A two year SUNDAY investigation into the arrest and death of Alo Ngata.
In New Zealand face masks are almost of thing of the past, but in parts of Australia they're mandatory. What’s happening now in the state of Victoria is not only a grim reminder of how easy it is for the disease to spiral out of control, it’s causing many to rethink Australia's plan to fight Covid 19. Across the ditch, people are looking to Aotearoa and elimination - to rid the country of the virus, but others are proposing a more controversial way. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Making fire from ice sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what scientists are doing in the Arctic wilderness. Ground that’s been frozen for thousands of years is rapidly thawing out, releasing dangerous gas on a colossal scale. The result is wrecking chaos on local communities and has the potential to accelerate global warming. We explore this new environmental threat that has profound implications for us all.
It’s the Christchurch retirement home and dementia facility that suffered over half of our country's Covid-19 related deaths. The Rosewood rest home has become synonymous with the virus breakout but for the staff, residents and their families, it was far more personal. The lockdown, the spread of the virus and its effects was a time of isolation, confusion and grief. We bring you this exclusive report from inside Rosewood.
Every year up to 3000 Kiwi babies are born with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). It's permanent brain damage caused by alcohol exposure in the womb. Although FASD causes serious learning, social and emotional problems, there is no government funding to support those living with it. We meet the children and families who are in the middle of what experts call a crisis, needing urgent action.
When last summer’s shocking Australian bushfires devastated the lives of thousands of our Trans-Tasman cousins, Kiwis joined many from around the world to donate money. Hundreds of millions was given to charities to help those who’d suffered. But six months on, much of the money remains undistributed, which is causing bitterness in many fire-ravaged communities. Victims who lost their homes and are now struggling through winter living in caravans and tents feel like they’ve been forgotten. But the charities say there’s a reason for the delay: it takes time to ensure the claims are legitimate, especially when there are so many people accused of taking donations they had no right to. On Sunday, those who allegedly have cashed in our generosity are confronted. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Jeffrey Epstein is the American billionaire accused of masterminding a worldwide sex-trafficking operation. Last year, he died in prison within a month of being arrested. But investigators have refused to let this scandal go to the grave with him. The focus has now shifted to his high-profile friends, including the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew. And this week, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appears in a Manhattan court, charged with multiple child sex offences, and accused of being Epstein’s right-hand woman.
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