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The Experience of a Lifetime - Sinking of Mikhail Lermontov

9/27/2018
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Why is a Soviet ship lying on the bottom of the Marlborough Sounds? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:13:40

New Zealand health camps: 'Under the Gunn'

9/19/2018
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Health camps have been helping sickly Kiwi kids get better for a century now. What was it like to be at one? And why are the camps today failing to thrive?

Duration:00:12:06

Taranaki or Egmont: what's in a name?

9/12/2018
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A famous mountain gets two new names. Was this a messy compromise or a farsighted decision? Or is it still too early to tell? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:12:59

Taranaki or Egmont; what's in a name?

9/12/2018
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A famous mountain gets two new names. Was this a messy compromise or a farsighted decision? Or is it still too early to tell? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:13:01

'The strap' - corporal punishment at school in New Zealand

9/5/2018
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Getting the strap at school - a harmless rite of passage or an awful abuse of power? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:14:49

The Strap

9/5/2018
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Getting the strap at school - a harmless rite of passage or an awful abuse of power? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:14:38

A carpet of dead bodies: a Hiroshima survivor's story

6/20/2018
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At thirteen Taeko Yoshioka Braid survived a moment of history that changed the world forever; the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Produced by Lynda Chanwai-Earle.

Duration:00:11:41

Behind the Iron Curtain

6/13/2018
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Moscow, near the end of the Cold War; paranoia, politics and perestroika. An embassy guard recalls life behind the Iron Curtain. Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:11:25

The Only Way to Pay?

6/6/2018
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EFTPOS and ATMs changed not just the way we bank, but arguably, the way we live. But was that a good thing? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:11:21

It'll never catch on

3/28/2018
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Trade Me - buyers sending money to people they've never met for goods they've never seen? It'll never catch on! Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:12:28

The night the lights went out in Auckland

3/21/2018
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Auckland, 1998. After a long, hot summer, the lights suddenly go out in the city.

Duration:00:14:03

How hard can it be?

3/14/2018
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In early 90s Christchurch, a remarkable group of Pasifika performers take their first steps towards success.

Duration:00:13:20

Foul tactics

3/7/2018
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In the icy waters of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, a protest boat is rammed by Japanese whalers and sinks soon afterwards. But who was really to blame?

Duration:00:12:45

Santarchy

12/19/2017
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Christmas 2005; a hundred drunk men dressed as Santa allegedly riot in downtown Auckland. But was it true? Yes. Yes it was. Mostly.

Duration:00:11:39

War on the Waterfront

12/12/2017
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Five months without work, scant food and the whole nation against you... Katy Gosset hears a first-hand account of the 1951 Waterfront Dispute.

Duration:00:11:02

For richer, not for poorer

12/5/2017
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At the age of 20, Huia Welton got married. But not to the person she loved. Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:13:51

On any other day

11/28/2017
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An emergency signal sparks a desperate search for a missing air force helicopter. Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:11:06

Glory, glory, Man United!

9/26/2017
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The mighty Manchester United go head-to-head in a match with an amateur Auckland team. How do you reckon the game turns out? Produced by John Baker and Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:14:17

Rescue from 'Middle Peak Hotel'

9/19/2017
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In this episode of Eyewitness: a dramatic alpine rescue that kept New Zealand on tenterhooks More than thirty years ago, two climbers were stranded on Mt Cook for two weeks, while the media recorded every detail of the drama. The survival of Mark Inglis and Phil Doole is now a well recognised part of the country's alpine history. Here Katy Gosset tells us the lesser known story of the man behind their rescue.

Duration:00:10:48

Should I stay or should I go?

9/12/2017
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Sri Lanka, 1992 - New Zealand's Black Caps cricket team dodge a suicide bomber but get caught up in a web of civil war, contract disputes and fights between players and management.

Duration:00:12:47