Per­fect tim­ing for Pike River drama

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY - Earle Fos­ter (In­ver­cargill)

A well-de­served ac­co­lade must be de­liv­ered to Prime TV for re­play­ing the Pike River docu-drama on Sun­day, Au­gust 26. This me­dia event cor­re­lated per­fectly with the ex­cur­sion by spokesper­son Bernie Monk into the plagued mine in­te­rior, as well as pos­si­ble even­tual con­fir­ma­tion of a po­ten­tial all-out re-en­try. The ef­fort­less blend­ing of real-life in­ter­view footage and ded­i­cated re-en­act­ment su­perbly high­lighted the nar­ra­tive of an atro­cious min­ing dis­as­ter “vir­tu­ally wait­ing to hap­pen”. The ne­ces­sity for be­reave­ment clo­sure and crim­i­nal ac­count­abil­ity is more preva­lent then ever.

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