CLOSE UP. 07/11/2006

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Susan Wood presents this current affairs programme.

“Stadium Gets Tick
If you thought there was a chance that Eden Park would be the showcase venue for the Rugby World Cup in 2011- think again. A new stadium will almost certainly be built on Auckland's waterfront. So much so that Auckland's Mayor Dick Hubbard reckons that Eden Park is history. He says there is just a 5% chance that Eden Park will survive as our premiere sporting facility. Dick Hubbard has been in discussions with the government over the new stadium for nearly 3 months. He told us his vision of the new stadium has to be seen from the air, so that's what we did. Plus we talk to Rob Fisher, Chair of the Eden Park Development Committee to get his reaction to the Mayor's statements.

Massage Tragedy
Twenty six year-old Asha Prasad is a beautiful, educated, fun loving woman. Three years ago she left her hometown of Ōtorohanga to live in Australia. She quickly got a job, made friends and loved life. But five weeks ago her life changed after a neck and shoulder massage at work. The person who performed the massage was well qualified and had a diploma in massage. But Asha is now paralysed from the neck down. Former Close Up reporter Bryan Seymour (now working for Channel 7's Today Tonight in Australia) tells Asha's tragic story.

Barry Vautier, President of Massage New Zealand, says massage does bring with it the risk of bursting a blood vessel if it is done too hard, although that's extremely rare. He says anyone feeling very sore or sick after a massage should see a doctor. Vautier warns that there are plenty of massage therapists in this country who have no qualifications, unlike in Australia where qualifications are compulsory - which places us at even greater risk." TVNZ;; 16/05/2007

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Year 2006

Reference number F96026

Collection Film and Video Collection

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Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:30:00


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Credits Presenter: Susan Wood

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