19 November 2019

Tragedy in Guatemala

Edition No 11, October 21 2005

FATAL MUDSLIDES: rescue workers pull the body of a child from a buried village in the Santiago Atitlan district of Guatemala. Photo: Phil Eichinski

‘There was no hope at all of finding people alive’
Tragedy in Guatemala

By Britton Broun and Catherine Westwood
An Australian backpacker joined relief efforts in Guatemala after mudslides killed hundreds of people and left 5000 homeless. Phil Eichinski, 26, spoke to Te Waha Nui after becoming trapped In the Santiago Atitlan district earlier this month. Read his eyewitness account and see his pictures.

Sacked presenter returns to Maori TV
by Kirsty Charles
Sacked Maori Television Service presenter Julian Wilcox will return to his role in January after conciliatory talks cleared the air between staff and management. “I’m happy that I have my job back and I’m looking forward to getting back into work,” Wilcox told Te Waha Nui.
Photo: Julian Wilcox, by Sarah Kaci

Also in this issue:

Fashion Week:
TWN explores NZ Fashion Week
David Lange:
Why the nation barely mourned
Pacific Media:
Fijian broadcaster launches bilingual newspaper

  • Young bands: The struggle to succeed in New Zealand
  • Early education: What Kiwis offer and how NZ rates against the rest of the world
  • From rags to riches: The 20-year-old who won a $1.3 million Lotto draw
  • Making history: Kiwis vs Roos at the Ericsson Stadium

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  • ISSN 1176 4740

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