I came across this while reading the Herald this morning and had to bring it to peoples attention.
I hope you have all heard about the little girl who went missing in Henderson earlier this week. Police now suspect she has been abducted. I have 3 small kids so this type of news story is particularly heart rending for me.
However, when I read this story I got so angry I had to leave the room and take a breather.
Basically TVNZ thought in their infinite wisdom that it would be a good idea to get their resident quack (and so called psychic) in touch with this family at a time when they are most vulnerable. Apparently Deb Webber had "information" for the family.
If she has information her first port of call should be the police in a very quiet manner just in case her information is wrong. The best move here for her is not to get in touch with the family and give them false hope because she has "talked" to someone on the other side, or has "sensed" where the little girl is. This would be consiedered reckless by me, and hopefully most others.
We all know that people like Deb Webber are out there, and if the family really wanted to contact a psychic for help then that is their choice and they can do so when they are ready, but to have the national broadcaster step in and foist this person on an extremely distressed family is despicable and loathsome.
I for one will be writing some angry letters to TVNZ and I strongly urge you to aswell.
On another note, the Herald article was also against TVNZ interfering, but they decided to paste a rather large photo of Deb Webber on the page just to give her a little more free advertising - idiots.