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Wed 26 Sept: Tana talks - part 2; Special effects tragedy


Special Effects Tragedy
Conway Wickliffe was a special effects ace who had it all - a loving partner, two kids and a great job working on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. But his latest job - working on the new Batman sequel, Dark Knight - cost him his life. The 41-year-old died during a test run when a truck carrying a camera platform crashed into a tree while following a stunt vehicle near Chertsey. Conway was soon to marry his partner Derynn Chase who he had fallen in love with as a teenager. The couple planned to return to New Zealand in the coming years to live out their lives together, now Derynn has to return home to bury him. 

Tana Talks
Former All Black captain and mid-field maestro Tana Umaga opens up about life on and off the field, his new autobiography - Tana Umaga Up Close - and the launching of the Tana Umaga Foundation. Close Up spoke exclusively to Tana along with fellow All Blacks greats Colin Meads and Christian Cullen who is back in the country to help publicise the foundation which plans to give talented Kiwi's a leg-up.

* If you want to be part of the auction that will be raising money for the Tana Umaga Foundation you can bid for a rugby ball signed by Tana, Christian and Colin, plus Tana's No 13 jersey from the first All Blacks versus Lions test match in Christchurch on June 25, 2005, and a signed copy of Tana's book.

To take part you will need to email your bid by Friday to sinsational@xtra.co.nz .

Tune in to Close Up on Friday night to find out whose bids were successful.

 


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