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Sunday: June 16

Published: 11:47AM Wednesday June 12, 2013 Source: Sunday

DICING WITH DEBT

It's the dead of winter but the heat is on. How can anyone, anyone, afford to buy a house in Auckland?

It's the question young home buyers like Rebecca and Matt ask themselves every day.

They want a home, the perfect home. But it's tough buying in one of the most unaffordable cities in the world.

House prices have been soaring and everything points to them going even higher.

So is that perfect home out there? Can they afford it? Are expectations simply too high?

The ins, outs, ups and downs of Auckland's crazy housing market.

CORRESPONDENT - Janet McIntyre
PRODUCER - Julia Sartorio
CAMERA - Clint Bruce
EDITOR - Will Kong

SURVIVORS

It's one of history's great survival stories and controversial.

When a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby team crashed high in the snow covered Andes in 1972, they endured two months of minus 30 degrees, snow and ice and avalanches.

Exactly how they managed to stay alive has fascinated the world for 40 years and spawned movies, books and documentaries.

We talk to three survivors including the man who uttered the chilling words "I am going to eat the pilot" and meant it.

ABBA

And following last week's enormously popular story, there's a little more from Agnetha and Bjorn and of course those songs.

 

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