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Close Up: Wednesday May 9

Published: 5:14PM Wednesday May 09, 2012 Source: Close Up

A family's anguish
Three years ago Robert and Linda Barlow suffered a tremendous loss when their newborn baby, Adam, died. Today the Coroner listed many errors by their inexperienced midwife.

Close Up first met the Barlows in 2010 when they wanted to draw attention to the flaws in the midwifery system.

New Zealand midwifery
The chief executive of the New Zealand Midwifery Council, Sharron Cole, defends her profession.

The wrecking ball
Roger Sutton, chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, discusses property options for red-zoned Christchurch residents.