TVNZ Footage

 

Access to the film footage available through this site has been generously provided by Television New Zealand which recognises the importance of the Erebus story to the people and history of New Zealand, and to students of air accident investigation around the world.  The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association wishes to formally recognise and thank Television New Zealand for its unique and important contribution.

Documentaries

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Erebus - Operation Overdue (2014)

An emotional and compelling true story of four police officers who went to Antarctica to recover the victims of the 1979 Air New Zealand crash that killed all 257 passengers.

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Erebus Disaster Investigation

A look at the investigation carried out in the aftermath of the Erebus Disaster featuring interviews with several key figures.

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TVNZ's: Eyewitness

From the TVNZ Archives: Eye Witness looks into the investigation of the Erebus Disaster 

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TVNZ's: Lookout

From the TVNZ Archives: Lookout follows the Royal Commission as it inquires into the Erebus disaster which made international headlines. 5 parts. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Items & Anniversary Footage 

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Erebus Disaster: 25th Anniversary

Mark Sainsbury reports on the memorial service held at Scott Base in Antarctica to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of the Erebus air crash.

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Erebus Disaster: Mahon Papers

ONE News reports on an announcement from Transport Minister Maurice Williamson about plans to table the controversial report of Justice Peter Mahon on the Air New Zealand crash at Mount Erebus, Margarita Mahon speaks about how very touched she is that her late husband's good name will finally be formally recognised.


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Erebus Disaster: Captain Gordon Vette Interview

From the TVNZ Archive: Nationwide interviews Captain Gordon Vette, author of the book, Impact Erebus.

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Erebus Disaster: Hearing of Privy Council

Ron Taylor delivers a report on Peter Mahon's appeal to the Privy Council in London, against a New Zealand Court of Appeal ruling on Mr Mahons handling of the Erebus air accident Commission of Inquiry.


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Erebus Disaster: Privy Council Dismiss Appeal

Ron Taylor reports on the Privy Councils dismissal of the appeal of former New Zealand judge Peter Mahon, to reverse the judgement of the New Zealand Court of Appeal which ruled that Peter Mahon, whilst conducting Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus air disaster, exceeded his jurisdiction in accusing Air New Zealand witnesses of a cover up attempt at the Inquiry.