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Published: 7:06PM Thursday May 15, 2014 Source: Sunday

  • 12-year-old Charlotte Thomas with her adopted orangutan (Source: Sunday)
    12-year-old Charlotte Thomas with her adopted orangutan - Source: Sunday

Charley Girl
Charley is a little girl, and will remain one for the rest of her life.
She's gone offshore for a rare and radical treatment : hormone therapy and surgery, so she'll never grow bigger than the size she is today - an 8 year old.
Why did her parents want it, and why did an ethics committee try to stop it happening in New Zealand?
Reporter:Janet McIntyre
Producer:Carolyne Meng-Yee
Cameras:Dave Pierce, Ken Dorman
Editor:Will Kong
For more information on Charley, her family and the support device she wears, you can check out these websites.
AIM - Action to Improve Maternity - is a trust for families who've had a birth tragedy which did not have to happen.

Jungle Warrior
12-year-old Charlotte Thomas is not your typical tween. The young environmentalist refuses to eat lollies, packaged biscuits - anything containing unsustainable palm oil, as the trade drives deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, edging orangutans closer to extinction. She's even more fired up by a recent trip to Sumatra to see the effects first hand, and where she meets her adopted orphan orangutan, Dora.
Reporter:Miriama Kamo
Producer:Kate Evans
Cameras:Ken Dorman, Bjorn Vaughn
Editor:Belinda Trott
The Orangutan Project launched in NZ just a couple of days ago, and invites New Zealanders to help save orangutans.
See their webpage or facebook site for more details.

Queen Of Crime
Patricia Cornwell's books have sold more than 100 million copies.
She opens up about the inspiration behind her dark novels, including her own real-life experience of crime.
Cornwell also reveals she has spent millions of dollars investigating the most infamous murder mystery of all time and is convinced she's unmasked the true identity of Jack the Ripper.
Channel 7 'Sunday Night'


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