OLYMPICS CLOSER – NEW ZEALAND NEWS – MON 13th AUGUST 2012
TVNZ’s news Monday 13th August 2012: Rough notes follow – Simon Dallow (London). Peter Williams, Wendy Petrie main desk, New Zealand. Jim Hickey with weather.
6.01pm: It’s all in together, for athletes and supporters at the closing ceremony. Watch Garth Bray’s story – it’s all about the pics and festive sights.
6.03pm: Rio-Brazil. Simon: It’s the most successful games ever. Arnold Schwarzenegger with Boris Johnson. Best shot of the night. Ticketing could be improved on.
[Insert: Photo caption - "High wire act: Mayor Boris Johnson, left, and Arnold Schwarzenegger take a ride on the Emirates cable car from Greenwich to the ExCeL in Docklands, after watching the Olympic basketball in Greenwich."]
Photo-shoot. Record equalling 31 medals of NZ’s effort in Seoul Korea back-in-the-day. Champagne Campagne. Paul Hobbs reporting. So proud. Sam Bewley silver medlist. “Mutual congrats.” Val Adams. “Humbled to be part of it.” Eric Murray: “we’re going out to achieve the results for NZ and make NZers proud. Sam: “Hopefully NZ just keeps growing and growing and winning some more medals.” Eric Murray: “everyone loves the mo.”
[Insert: Photo caption. The one and only Valerie Adams. Reuters].
6.05pm: Govt’s high performance sports only budget for 2 more years. High performance NZ. Now who will be funded? Alex Baumann. What is the medal potential of the sport. Rowing 19.4m. Minister of Sport, Murray McCully “follow the rowing formula to see other sports” lift. Hamish Carter: “We can’t just chuck money at sport. There’s other things we gotta do.” True. Alex: “right training and right performance support,” is the goal.
6.07pm: Lydia Ko: New US women’s Am Champ Golf. The most prestigious title in Amateur golf.
[Photo: Lydia Ko -center with Tina Ko].
6.08pm: MMP. Keep it. Review it. Jessica Mutch reporting. Rodney Hyde won Epsom, bought MP’s in. NZ first wn 4.1%, yet did not win electorate seat, so no MPs in. So do away with the rule where a politician who wins a seat, yet doesn’t make the MMP vote % needed, can’t bring in a handful of MP’s is what is being reviewed. Changes include: won’t be able to drag other MP’s in with them. John Banks: It’s not Gerry mander. :) Wants it to stay as is. Bryce Edwards: shows naked self interest. The electoratal committee has been mild. Only tinkering. Jessica: Reccies not binding, hard for MP’s to ignore.
[Insert: The Fox Glacier photograph - Caroline J photo]
6.10pm: Fox Glacier plane crash. 9 died after skydivers plane went down after take off. Victims families speak: “you are loved. You are missed. Twist of sadness in all of us. We lost our future. Civil aviation authority and skydive NZ are responsible for that. Lack of regulatory control, a factor in the crash.”–gosh, sounds like the GFC crises banking engineering of economies, more so than a plane crash in the Fox Glacier. Sad.
Joy Reid reporting: Pot smokers were on board. (Really. Were they Israeli?).
6.12pm: Peter Williams: A weather story: Eastern suburbs. The Hefkin river burst its banks. Sandbags did little to stop the flooding.
[Photo: Sunset from Ruatapu - photo: Gary William Scheurer]
6.13pm: A 9 year old boy died at Ruatapu. Joanna Hunkin reports. Police recount a rescue story. A father on his way to work at a gold mine, crashed his car into a river. His two children were on board: 1 died. 1 survived.
6.17pm: electronic devices, September 10th to stop drunk drivers in their cars to be fitted for mimi-matenga drivers.
6.19pm: Isaac Malanta died. A teen, died after being beaten up in Paraparaumu. The murderer to be sentenced.
6.20pm: Two earthquakes (Peter Biles?) reporting. Iran news. Red Crescent is on it. 16,000 helped so far. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is working on the crises. Help to the survivors is the new goal. Iran lies on a geological fault line. Wendy: Many were women.
[Added: Clearly, if situated on a fault line, nuclear weapons aren't necessarily, the best option, to have in a nation on such a fault line].
6:21pm. Egypt. Morsi. Ousting head of armed forces and chief of staff.
6.21pm: Wendy: A US warship crashed with a Japanese oil tanker in the straight of Hormuz. The waterway, holds 1/5th of the world’s oil exports.
6.22pm: Jim reads the weather. Bay of Islands and Kawerau with the high at 18 in the North.
6.23pm: ChCh strong South-Wester. Dunedin, nippy.
6.28pm: Peter: The royal commission of inquiry. CTV Ch-Ch. In the 80’s a thorough compliance check, should have happened. Arthur O’Leary: the council should have given a cert of compliance to design.
6.29pm: Corin Dann: Strengthening historic buildings to be earthquake proof or stronger. Fielding’s historic centre. Helen Worboys (woot! :) of Fielding. Financially not viable to kit all buildings in one hit. Maurice Williamson: tax right offs for earthquake proofing will come onto the agenda. Fielding’s Mayor, Margaret Kouvelis: Banks are moving people out of buildings, churches. All the work doesn’t have to be done immediately.
6.32pm: Photographers: Nick Shiffron reports on a story of the amount of work photographers put in, to get the images of sport. ABC. Gregory Bull got a lot of good photos at the Olympics. Gabby flying to gold, is his most famous photo of the games. So many different cameras. Jimmy Wixtrom got a good shot Aftonbadet photog. Usaine Bolt turned camera on the people. The shot will live forever.
6.39pm: Andrew: 15 year-old Lydia Ko has stunned the USA once again. 2nd youngest player in history. Mark Hathaway has her victorious day in Cleaveland. Lydia Ko is the champion. Her poise in the final something to behold. You can make 3 chip ins in a year. Her mom, Tina with her. “Today is a special day, I’m so proud of her.” Guy Wilson, her coach. Biggest amateur. To win it so early is a huge thing. Jaye Marie Green. “Great player. Only 15. Kinda scary. Ko: “Tears started coming up, and I got the trophy so it means a lot. Entry into next year’s open. Aims to stay amateur until 18.
6.41pm: Rory Mac. He broke Nickalaus record of 7. He secured 2nd major champ. His win another Irish win. He liked his putting. Mac’s day. Youngest to win the title in the stroke play era. Blair Norton – 1 news.
Williams: cleared to stay for two more weeks. Ian Foster AB’s assist coach: fantastic we have another week’s planning. Foster: “he’s fully fit.” Craig Clarke is being assessed by the med team. Back up lock. Tawera Kerr-Barlow: Hamilton Boy’s high. His rise is almost complete. Andrew Hore: Definitely important at the moment. Guys know how tough these games are. “A star Sydney-sider in tow.”
6.45pm: Winning is the athletes favourite memories. We watch the rowing team, do rugby styled flick passing amongst their own sports code. For the cameras, a nice filming technique that shows a united effort. ”Or walking into the stadium for the opening,” said Polly. Lisa C: the crowd that cheered her to gold. “Screaming. So enthusiastic.” Nathan Cohen: watching your team mates win too, winner. Mahe: watching Joseph and Nathan win, was the catalyst for us all. Joseph: watching Lisa win, was his highlight. Jo Aleh: “realizing we had done it. Relax finally.” Hamish Bond: you can’t recreate experiences like that. Hugh McCutcheon: USA women’s volleyball team’s resilient Kiwi coach says: “Nice to come away with some hardware.” Personal tragedy: His dad-in-law murdered in Beijing just as the games started 2008. Washington Post is wild for HM’s story. Meaning: he’s a metaphor for USA undergoing change and recovery. HM’s got the goods.
Photo: The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian.
6.47: Basketball. USA 107. Spain 100. Kevin Durant highest point scorer.
USA top golds winner. China. UK next.
6.48pm: Manchester City has claimed the bragging rights in the shield. Premier league starts this weekend.
6.49pm: Rain warnings for sodden ground.
6.54pm: Jim gives forecast. More showers and rain for the south. Patchy mixed in North.
6.56pm: oil skins for Dunners.
6.57pm: Jo B took yet another beaut photo.
6.58pm: Wendy: For Brits it was dubbed the glorious games. Simon: More than 200 nations involved. Human endeavour realized. Stunning images follow. “it’s been a privilege bringing it to you from London. Ka kite ano.”
The best montage eva follows: Highlights of games medal winners and leading athletes thoughts of reflection are shared: “We’re just over the moon.” Hard work dedication, the attitude and belief we could do it. All culminated in this. It’s NZ’s medal so thank you. Val. “thanks so much everyone for your continued support.” Champion and support. Never dreamt in 1984, I’d still be doing it in 2012. Dave Curry: just fantastic for kids back home. Inspire the kids. Simon Van Velt. More Champagne images. Music track: Don’t forget your roots.
[ENDS - Excuse typos]. Thanks for the news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.8.12~