A ninety-minute documentary made for TV3’s Inside New Zealand series.
For the first time on television “Cave Creek: The Full Story of a National Tragedy” examines – blow by blow, in detail the events of April 28, 1995, when a viewing platform on New Zealand’s West Coast collapsed, killing fourteen young people.
A government agency, the Department of Conservation, had designed and built the platform. But no-one was found negligent, no-one lost their job over it, and, for a long time, no-one resigned.
This is the story of what happened at Cave Creek and why.
Best Documentary, 1998 NZ TV Awards
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Producer: Tony Manson
Series associate producer: Kathy Sunderland
Exec producer: John Harris
Network exec: Vincent Burke
Director: Juliet Monaghan
Writer: Colin McRae
Researcher: Bridgid Davis
Editor: Bill Toepfer
Production managers: Philippa Mossman, Mandy Harris
Production assistant: Emily Harris
DOP: Mike O’Connor
Sound: Beth Tredray
Narrator: John Sumner
Production accountant: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: TV3 & New Zealand On Air