EYEWITNESS NEWS. 05/06/1985

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News, current affairs and weather.

Main stories:
Joe Walding, NZ’s High Commissioner in London and former Labour cabinet Minister, dies.

Firemen’s Union wants independent investigation into health problems suffered by firemen who attended a chemical fire at ICI in Auckland, six months earlier. Concern dioxin is the cause. Interviews: Arthur Monk (Firemen’s Union), Mike Harwood, Willy McDonnell, Larry Jones (firemen).

Protest by Women Against Pornography campaigners against a Lower Hutt pub holding a wet t-shirt competition becomes violent as police intervene.

Commonwealth Games Federation calls on Rugby Union to abandon All Black tour to South Africa. Interview: Roy Dutton.

Indian PM Rajiv Ghandi responds to news that Pakistan is developing nuclear weaponry.

Eyewitness poll on the Timaru by-election shows Labour behind National. Interviews: Jan Walker (Labour), Keith Jackson (political scientist).

Increase in ‘gay bashing’ parallels campaign against the homosexual law reform bill. Self defence course for gay men initiated. Interviews: Neil Costelloe (course founder), Rob Lake (participant), Phillip Peek (participant).

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Year 1985

Reference number F82229

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:27:43

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Presenter: Judy Bailey
Presenter: Fred Cockram