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Billings For Marae Investigates & Sunday

Billings For Marae Investigates & Sunday

21st August on TV ONE

On Marae Investigates

10am Sundays on TV ONE

New Zealand was once considered a great place to bring up kids, but is that still the case? Our youth statistics are some of the worst in the developed world and outcomes for Maori and Pacific youth are seen as the worst of the worst. This week Marae Investigates looks behind the statistics and talks with John Tamihere, CEO of Waipareira Trust, one organisation that's trying to turn the tide on youth unemployment and Mereana Te Pere, a youth leader from South Auckland.

Plus we pay tribute to the late Sir Paul Reeves and profile an All Black on the come back. Israel Dagg has overcome serious injury to be ready for the World Cup. We go home with him to the Hawkes Bay to meet the whanau, community and school who have worked hard to help him achieve his All Black jersey.

On Sunday

7:30pm Sundays on TV ONE


It's like a WW2 bombsite ... a huge pile of rubble and twisted reinforcing steel on a deserted site on the fringe of Christchurch. If you look closer, there's a small sign wedged into the spoil. It reads "CTV" and is a silent and poignant memorial to 115 lives lost when the building collapsed in the Christchurch earthquake. Ever since there have been questions ...why did this building collapse with such tragic consequences when others around are still standing? Well ... that pile of rubble may now have given up some of its secrets. SUNDAY has taken construction plans for the CTV building plans to the United States for analysis. We have the results of that analysis.


An extraordinary and inspiring story of love and commitment...

Sally Nielsen is a 25 year old wedding planner whose own wedding plans disintegrated when her fiancée suffered a catastrophic stroke. The prognosis was bad ...he probably wouldn't live, and if he did he would be in a vegetative state. Would Sally accept advice to walk away and start a new life? After all Sam was no longer the man she had fallen in love with and maybe never would be.

A young couple confronted with a calamity and major decisions to be made on SUNDAY.


Genelle Guzman-McMillan was the last person pulled alive from the ruins of the World Trade Centre. For twenty-seven hours she lay trapped in the debris most of that time comforted by someone called "Paul". "I've got you Genelle" he reassured her and he held her hand until the firemen came and pulled her out. But Paul never existed. There was no fireman or rescuer called Paul . Was he the miracle she prayed for while she lay trapped? Was he the angel sent to protect her? Genelle Guzman-McMillan talks to Ian Sinclair about her experience.


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