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Wed Mar 9: Mt Cook Tragedy; Wonderful Kiwi Tours; Hide vs Peters; Whakatane Crematorium


Mt Cook Tragedy
A triple fatality on Mt Aoraki has taken the life of leading Kiwi climber Erica Beuzenberg and two overseas tourists. Susan Wood talks to Erica's friend, mountaineer Gottlieb Braun Elwert. And the Prime Minister Helen Clark, who also climbed with Erica on a number of occasions, pays tribute.

Some Kind of Wonderful
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime but Mark Hannan discovers that dozens of would-be travellers have paid thousands to a company called Wonderful Kiwi Tours - a company whose boss has disappeared - along with their money.

Problems for Rodney
Mudslinging in parliament gets dirty between Rodney Hide and Winston Peters.

Not in My Back Yard
A Whakatane undertaker is planning a crematorium in his backyard and it looks like the locals have no choice but to approve it. Robyn Janes reports.


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