Just received this e-mail which speaks for itself:
I am the brother of xxx, who was abducted in xxxx and remains a missing person today.
With regard to psychics, mediums and the like, I can tell you that in the months and years following my sister's disappearance, my family was contacted by no less than 100 of these people.
No two of them were able to agree on the location of my sister, alive or dead.
And the police were obliged to follow up each and every one of them, on the chance that the information was real, i.e. someone pretending to be a psychic to convey something they knew about the case.
So not only do these freaks inflict profound emotional harm, they are also an enormous waste of police resources.
I too am appalled by TVNZ's actions.
What more needs be said. TVNZ needs to be held to account for this.