The families of 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz and his
wife Kathy say they are slowly waking from their shock as
efforts continue to retrieve the couple's bodies from a plane
wreck on the ocean floor off the Waikato coast.
Prospects of keeping the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter open in
the long-term are grim, with Meridian Energy saying it is
still in the dark over what is needed to break the deadlock
with resource giant Rio Tinto.