Just to Say Thank You

Forty years after the Wahine capsized near Steeple Rock in Wellington Harbour, Queenstown artist Kate Watson, née McGibbon, still searched for the man who rescued her, only to discover he died five years ago. McGibbon, 59, was 19 when medical student Ratu Eroni Vakacegu grabbed and pulled her into a rubber dinghy, directing the 1 people on board to a safe landing at Pencarrow Heads on the desolate eastern shore of the Harbour. “I feel really sad about his death. I feel devastated. I hoped and prayed that he was still alive so that I could say thank you.” McGibbon said. The story can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4lbyfc.


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John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

British MPs have approved New Zealander John Edwards as next Information Commissioner for the UK, Jamie Harris reports for the Evening Standard. Edwards faced questions from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport…