Erebus Operation Overdue


“TVNZ are extremely proud of Erebus – Operation Overdue. It is without doubt a powerfully emotional account of one of the darkest moments in New Zealand history. Great care has been taken to authentically represent the experiences of the men who were involved and we are sure that all New Zealanders will be utterly engaged by their extraordinary story.”

Jude Callen

Commissioning Editor


"This is a fascinating and extremely gripping examination of the 1979 air disaster on Mt Erebus. Told through a combination of dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and photographs and intensely personal and moving testimony from those involved in the rescue mission, it will be a great addition to our Sunday night line-up. An important and very moving account of a disaster which deserves to be remembered, this film does a brilliant job at commemorating the men and women whose lives were lost and those whose lives were forever changed by their involvement in the rescue."

Kaye Warren

SBS Network



“Shocking, compelling and brilliantly made”.

Andrew Dickens

Radio ZB Network