JOHN OROZCO’S STORY & DAY 15 NZ OLYMPIANS NEWS & NEW ZEALAND NEWS TVNZ’S COVERAGE – 11.8.12
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TVNZ news, Day 15 London & in NZ. - A View from NZ.
6pm: Simon says a big “Kia ora” hello live from London. It’s one more day of Olympics competition and New Zealand waits for our K1 World Champion star. Lisa Carrington is in the final tonight in just few hours. Lisa shave 3 seconds off her existing world record in the heat qualifier.
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie: How did they blitz the Britz? The two crews were expected to be glued together heading into the race. Olivia: “The plan was to rattle the Brits and keep the pressure on.”
Nathan Handley the sailing duo’s coach, says “We believed and are really happy.” Dave Currie says, “It’s wonderful. Just fantastic.” Olivia. “It’s cool and hopefully we can encourage young girls to take up sport.” Martin Tasker says they sum up the theme of The Games in London, being: “Inspire a generation is London’s slogan.”
Still catching up with the surreal gold medal win, Olivier says: “I was surprised. Yes. Yesterday it did happen.”
Polly pipes up: “ We only had a few hours sleep from celebration. We’ve never won gold before. We’ve heard too that we have massive amounts of sport at home. More younger girls are coming in to go sailing.” Olivier: “I got inspired by watching athletes on TV.” Polly: Tom Ashley was her role model.
6.04pm: Silver Sarah aka Sarah Walker – BMX racer silver medallist racer and a painful road to get there. Garth Bray describes her fearless run.
Sarah: “There was a good chance I could crash on first corner, but I didn’t. I knew I wanted to win a medal and everyday (in training) I had to push myself, I did and here I am. Garth: Sarah stunned the Brit crowd into silence. They weren’t expecting her to take the silver medal.
Marc Willis’ NZ’s tattoo-ed grunge BMX racer’s day was over quickly. An injury, ended in a thud.
Cross from London to the story of Donna Marie-Lever checking out Sarah’s hometown of Kawerau:
“They are saluting Sarah” (kids). “She is the small town hero.” Stuart Cook notes how Sarah was an ordinary kid who went on to do extraordinary things for her town and country.” Kids speak to cam: “I always watch her,” say her fans. Malcolm Campbell, Kawerau’s Mayor, is into the kid’s global spotlight. “What a girl. It’s what she gives back that impresses the most. She gives back to the kids. Kids are wearing her tee shirt.” Lever sums it up, “She is the town’s new silver lining.”
6.08pm: The USA 4 x100 men’s relay. The result? 40.82secs for 4x100m. The USA took half a second off German record in the 80’s. Incredible.
From London sports we cross to the South of NZ.
6.09pm: Two soldiers known for their courage and playful senses of humor are remembered at a funeral service. Joy Reid is at Burnham covering the story. Sir Jerry Mateparae says: “You made us very proud.”
Lever notes how one soldier, Malone was William Malone’s great grandson. W.M a soldier recognised at Chanuk Bear in Turkey. Col. James Kaio, Steven Michie, Todd McBriar, Patrick Malone remember their lives. Joe Durrer notes how they “died heroes.” Lever: “They paid the ultimate price for their job.”
6.11pm: Then via a USA ABC report it’s back to Afghanistan. “3 men shot dead in Afghanistan. A truck explodes, injuring 100. 3 soldiers died trying to train Afghani soldiers. It’s messy. The soldiers helpless.
From Afghanistan to the search for three missing off the beach of New Plymouth:
6.17pm: Bad weather is hampering the search in New Plymouth. Renee Graham. Love and loss messages are written in the sand form friends. Insp.
Local police personnel, Frank Grant says the swelling conditions in and around the rocks are dangerous. The search will be extended north a bit.
Cam Shaw who survived being washed off rocks by waves, felt safe because they were on a flat area of rock. Community members note: it’s always difficult. The entire community will be working for at first light tomorrow.
6.19pm: Mike Johnson, has a story of drunk teen. Really, in NZ, that is news.
6.20pm: The Chinese wife who poisoned her biz advisor Neil Haywood gets a 20 second telling.
6.21pm: William Haig of the UN talks of Syria. “We work with Syria and those who might be in authority in the future. Human rights must be observed,” he says.
India: BBC has a story: “India has swung back into a malnutrition epidemic. Chronic malnutrition children feature. So sad. India has warehouses of stockpiled food. Corruption in organizations, is holding back the supplies from getting through and holding up, India’s future.” That’s criminal.
6.22pm: Weather Karen. More rain. The high was 17.
6.29pm: Manchester United Soccer Club’s US owners sold off 10% of the club. Shareholders get nothing.
6.30pm: The majority of Kiwis won’t be buying shares in mighty river power. Chris West of West Capital says: “20% consider term deposits as investments.” Shamubeel biz guru says, “Here in NZ, we are adverse to invest. That’s what’s holding us back.”
John Scott notes: “Most people are now using credit cards for basics.”
Sarah Bradley, (reporting) says, there are already enough utilities on the market. So SOE’s don’t need to be listed at this time. “More exporters and more agricultural companies are what we want,” Shamubeel says adjusting to the rising food crises in the world, about 3 months out from hitting in the US. Sarah: “In the meantime, investors are wedded to their banks.”
Cross to NZ’s largest city, Auckland – City of Sails.
6.31pm: Lisa Owen was out on the water, with younger Kiwi girls sailing. Guy Pilkington a sailing stalwart, says of the gold medal win last night in London, “He loves it. Fantastic.” Claudia Pierce is one of 8 girls of the 39 youth training squad in Auckland training for sailing. Of the Olympians win, she’ stoked. Girls say “we can do it too.”
The kids train 9 hours a day, Saturday and Sunday.
Back to London:
6.33pm Lisa Carrington is no.1 heading into the final.
Craig Stanaway reports: “She knows odds are in her favour. She blitzed her semi.”
Glynis Carrington, L’s mum: “She’ll do her best. What happens on the day happens on the day.”
“Whatever she does, she’ll be amazing.”
Craig: “If the wind gets up again, she’ll get the best lane. The former world champ is her strongest competition. The race is set for 9.14 tonight. If she gets on the podium, that will be 13, like back in Seoul. Two for Todd and Todd for Two. Ferguson, our greatest though.
Sport with Jenny May:
6.39pm: BMX rider, Sarah Walker overcame fear and injury to claim silver. Overcame lack of confidence.
Simon has an interview with Sarah: ”As soon as I got back to NZ from the injury two years ago, psychologically it was the hardest to be ready for yesterday. I just had to focus on what I could.
Motivated after Beijing, I was gutted I was 4th. Last time I didn’t believe in myself, over the last two years I worked hard on that.
It’s good to be actually say now I believe in myself. I gave it everything I had and leave nothing out there. I accepted I would crash but no one was going to stop me.
Simon: Any message for home? Sarah: It’s been 14 years of BMX and they’ve all supported me back home. She’s on for Rio in four years too.
– Sarah Walker silver medallist.
6.42: NZ yachties. Kimberley Downes. Joe Ahli was just 15 when she won her first title. Dean Barker, in 1988 a cup winner, a lot of talent came through the ranks and a lot went on. Russell Coutts – 1988 won Tanner Cup too.
He went on to win America’s Cup. Ali switched to the laser radial. David Abercrombie Yachting NZ Chief: They’ve given up a great deal.
They need to sit and observe this, but they have the world at their feet. Jo, the girls should be up there as well. They’re just as good.
6.44pm: Heather du-Plesis Allen reports from hockey’s arena where the NZ black sticks women’s team clashed against England, going down 5-1.
Understandably, the girls are gutted, crying. Charlotte Harrison, one of 5 stand out stars of this tournament, responds to the fact that team mate, Kayla Sharland is too p*ssed to give an interview to cam.
Harrison says: “We are upset and gutted. We are disappointed to we couldn’t get Kayla her medal. She deserved a medal.” How sweet.
Bianca Russell – the amazeballs of the tournie, takes it on the chin. “Our coach gave us the tactics. I don’t know why we don’t turn up for every game. It’s just not acceptable,” she says tersely.
Royalty were watching the game. “A fourth placing is the best from New Zealand ever,” says Robin Owen mother of a gold medallist athlete, standing in to give some team support. “You just get real, We are fourth in the world that’s wonderful.”
American Angelo Taylor of the USA, in the relay gave The Bahama’s Ramon Miller the win in the final straight. It was the only Olympic medal The Bahamas won at the games.”Now that’s something to Crowe about,” reckons cheeky chops. : )
6.47pm: All Blacks- Counties Manukau rugby news: Steven Stewart made acameo. “No matter how much training you do away from training or whatever. It’s easy to lose your rhythm so real run matches will help.” New jersey, Charlie F: “The others in the team help out.”
Kevin Mealamu, “It’s not easy playing against the boys.”
Kieran Reid, “Both sides really toughl Got a bit to work on hopefully we do that next week.” Lol! Corey Jane, “a bit embarrassing, but a good score.” D.J Forbes: “A great occasion to play in front of home crowd. The fans came out in force.”
Rugby League: The Rabbitohs Vs Sea Egles. The Sea Eagles run in 23 unanswered points.
6.49pm: Putting perfection into the game, PGA South Carolina for Tiger Woods. “The brother looks the goods,” JMC says, “as he seeks his 5th PGA crown. “ A day for the birds not birdies.” One of just four players to break par. He had an ounce of lack. The four times champ with 3 put bogie to finish. Mr Singh produced 5 birdies in a 3 under par 69. Carl Peterson‘s swede managed to keep up. Rory Mac had a shocker.
Lydia Koe is through to semi-final of US amateur golf champs in Cleveland. Go kid! That’s sport.
6.55pm: Karen with the weather. Always such a honey. “Heavy Rain Warning.”Snow to further South. Fiordland staying dry under a canopy of high cloud.
Rain sets again in the north in the evening. Winds all In the south east Hokitika through to Nelson.
Morning rain easing to a few showers and fine spells. Rain in the east. Clearing in the afternoon.
Rain of or centre north, heavy fall in Whakatane and Rotorua.
A mild 18 for Whangarei and Paihia. Dunedin, raining.
Rain with heavy falls for Christchurch. A high of 10.
South easterly whisping away. Easing to isolated showers for the morning.
Heavy falls overnight for Tauranga.
East of the north island and west of the South Island.
Snow on the mountain tops.
Much the same on Tuesday. Showers of the North Island.
After that winter’s forecast, a look to London, where the outlook mostly fine and warm.
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Q&A program: Corin Dan is talking about Kiwi Rail.
And: (One not to miss) Barbara Kendall is on tomorrow too.
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So, the mood of the nation. How are we looking?
Silver and resilient in London, with a decent shot at gold in the K1. We have golden glow in inspiring a new generation of sailors back in NZ. We stopped to acknowledge our troops, and their roles as peace keepers in the world. The price they’ve always paid. Then, we realised how fortunate we are in NZ, that we’re not famine stricken, or prone to terrorists attacks, in reality. Finally, we had economists acknowledge that due to the world changing quite quickly in the last 3-4 months, the timing of S.O.E energy companies, is not right – and, agricultural companies and crops are kind of what investors are prepared to invest in, within a cautious local market of investment. We thanked our hockey team for thrilling us, sans medal. No one cares, they still wowed. Rugby segued back into our Olympians golden glow, to get a sprinkle of the medal dust. Good one.
And: you’re left with the general feeling, that the journalists in London have worked their snoozes off, interviewing everyone. The ground they’ve covered in two weeks has been a massive output of energy. Back home to, with reporters matching their pace, with really groovy interweaving of local and international news, with exceptional live cross action.
Award winning coverage, further down the track. : )
That’s The Way It Was.
[Thanks for the news].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.8.12~