Finding Kirsa: The Napier schoolgirl who never came home

“I’ve done nothing a parent grieving for their daughter would physically be able to do. If she’d been found – and I can just feel it so deep in my heart now I’m talking – I could have cradled her in my arms and touched her and talked to her... done all the things a mother would do for her dead child. And I’d know she was dead.
“Common sense tells you it’s 99.9 per cent likely that she is. I don’t think she’s been kidnapped and taken on a boat overseas, which was the kind of nonsense some people suggested in the early days. But there’s no proof she’s dead. None whatsoever. She is lost. And she’s still lost, after 33 years."