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The 40th Anniversary of the Erebus Accident

Dame Patsy hosted a moving service at Government House in Auckland to mark the 40th anniversary of the Erebus accident.

There were muffled sobs from assembled family members of the 257 people killed in the accident as the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologised on behalf of the Government of New Zealand and Dame Therese Walsh apologised on behalf of Air New Zealand.

Musician Warren Maxwell, an alumna of the 'Artists to Antarctica' programme played his composition 'Te Paerangi Ataata - Skysong'

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Image of The Prime Minister looking on as Dame Therese Walsh apologises on behalf of Air New Zealand

 

 

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