It all seemed too strange to be true. They were a community-minded family who ran a popular circus school in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, but somehow became caught up in an alleged paedophile ring, when family members found themselves facing 127 charges of child sexual abuse. But earlier this year, the case against the family collapsed with zero evidence. They had been falsely accused and sent to prison, in what was to be a huge miscarriage of justice. How does this regular family pick up the pieces of their shattered lives?
Welcome to our new gold rush. International gold prices have soared in the wake of the pandemic, and there’s never been a better time to be hunting out the abundance of nuggets and flakes to be found on the South Island’s West Coast. Hobbyists and professionals are sluicing, dredging and digging – sharing how the search for gold is addictive, and when you get lucky, very lucrative. We’re deep in the West Coast with the locals, looking for hidden treasure.
Katy Perry - the pop superstar – is now also a Mum after her daughter Daisy Dove was born last week. Back in March, Katy was in Australia supporting victims of the catastrophic bushfires. Then Covid-19 put everything on hold until a few weeks ago when a heavily pregnant and very excited mother-to-be spoke about her mental health, new music and why she couldn’t wait to meet her daughter. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
He’s a three-time world surfing champion, but 39-year old Mick Fanning’s life is not all about the sun, beaches and big waves. His supposedly dream existence masks years of pain and suffering. Fanning’s tough times began in 2015 after he was famously attacked by a shark. It’s taken five difficult years, but with help from his mates, his mum and his fiancée, Mick Fanning has risen from the depths and faced up to his biggest fear. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
Margaret and Jock Jamieson want to keep the man who killed Margaret's parents in jail, but, after 26 years inside, Gresham Marsh has just been released. Where? They don't know. Has he changed? They doubt it. The head of Police at the scene of the double-murder called it an “execution” and says the killer showed no remorse. Now, the Jamiesons believe Marsh could be a threat to them, and they want a photo of him. Reporter: Tamati Rimene-Sproat Producer: Steve Butler Camera: Gary Hopper Editors: Paul Anderson, Ben Selkirk
Police failed in their duty of care to Alo Ngata – this is the report out now by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. 29-year old Alo died in 2018 after he was tasered, pepper-sprayed, tied up and put in a spit hood by Police. The IPCA found serious failings by Police, stating the spit hood was put on incorrectly, and wrongly left on. The IPCA also criticises the Police’s supervision of Alo, saying there was an “unacceptable” delay by officers in delivering necessary medical treatment. In this exclusive, SUNDAY speaks to the IPCA and to Alo’s mother, Alofa, who wants the Police held to account for her son’s death.
It’s been wiped out from nearly every other country in the western world but in New Zealand we just can’t seem to eradicate it. Rheumatic fever is firmly entrenched here and rates are on the rise. We’re with a 26-year old rugby player, who’s lucky to be alive, and speak to the doctors who call this disease and it’s ongoing spike in cases, “distressing” and “disgraceful”.
Identical twins and triplets, have been magnets for curious scientists trying to answer that profound question: Is it nature or nurture that determines who we are? A US psychiatrist, obsessed with finding an answer, engineered a heartless experiment. He separated sets of identical twins and triplets at birth and studied them as they grew up apart. They never knew their siblings existed until, decades later, they discovered an unbelievable truth. Channel 9 “60 MINUTES”
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