Stu­dent’s doc­u­men­tary goes to air

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A ra­dio doc­u­men­tary pro­duced by a Whi­tireia grad­u­ate has aired on Ra­dio New Zealand.

Lize Im­mel­man be­gan work on the doc­u­men­tary as part of her fi­nal as­sess­ment for the di­ploma in ra­dio jour­nal­ism last year and the piece won the course award for best doc­u­men­tary. The doc­u­men­tary is about three New Zealan­ders who came to the coun­try as refugees and how they have found the re­set­tling process.

Im­mel­man im­mi­grated to New Zealand from South Africa in 2007.

Im­mel­man said the Whi­tireia course had been a life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘I want to make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives, and in the world,’’ she said. ‘‘I want peo­ple to care about one an­other. If I can make the small­est dif­fer­ence, it would be thanks to Whi­tireia, for sure.’’

Pro­gramme tu­tor Sue Ber­gin had brought in Ra­dio New Zealand pro­ducer Amelia Nurse as an as­ses­sor.

Nurse asked Im­mel­man if she would like her help to get her story on air.

Tawa Ro­tary Club re­cently held a Nepal ap­peal night and raised $300 for the re­lief ef­fort fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quakes. The money from the ap­peal night, plus an ad­di­tional $1200 from its char­i­ta­ble trust, was enough for Tawa Ro­tary to fund a shel­ter box to help the Nepalese peo­ple. Martin said the boxes pro­vided emer­gency shel­ter for fam­i­lies, to­gether with es­sen­tial sup­plies such as blan­kets, tools and wa­ter pu­rifi­ca­tion. ‘‘The shel­ter box or­gan­i­sa­tion also pro­vides med­i­cal staff with emer­gency shel­ter where pa­tients can be treated in pri­vacy,’’ he said. Tawa Ro­tary pres­i­dent Martin Garcia with a shel­ter box

ready for de­liv­ery.

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