Our media open day went fantastically well yesterday – we invited crews from TVNZ, TV3, Prime and Maori Television to come onto the site, and everyone was delighted that the media were so interested in what we are doing. Of course the giant killer eagle really attracted a lot of attention, but all the news items mentioned the real reason for why we are here – preparing for the repatriation of the Rangitane tupuna. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit us – we really enjoyed having you here and you all did a great job.
On a lighter note, most of the team got their 2 seconds of fame and made it into the news items – including me by accident. I generally prefer to remain of the other side of the camera, but if you look carefully at the very beginning of the TVNZ story, there’s some dude sitting next to Alexi O’Brien in the boat wearing a funny hat – yours truly. My Mum was very excited!!!. There was a flurry of phone-calls from lots of other proud Mums and family to everyone else as well, which we all got a giggle out of.
Geoff Moffett from Radio New Zealand was also here – he will be on the radio on Monday morning doing a story on us during the Summer Report segment.
Have a great weekend everyone,
You can find the TV3 news story here
One News here
a segment on Te Karere in Maori here
and the Prime news story here (we’re about 7:49 into the bulletin)