EYEWITNESS NEWS. 09/11/1987

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News and Current Affairs.

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The Labour Party conference wound up today with much of it focused on left wing criticism of Rogernomics. Ministers are concerned about the party becoming factionalised. Speakers: Chris Trotter (Journalist), Roger Douglas (Minister of Finance), Richard Prebble (Associate Finance Minister), Geoffrey Palmer (Deputy Prime Minister), Jim Anderton (Sydenham MP), Pat Kelly (Union Delegate), Peter Frawley (Youth Delegate), Margaret Wilson (Retiring Labour Party President), Colin James (Political Commentator).

The views of Labour voters in Takaka Valley, Nelson, are surveyed. Formerly a staunchly Labour electorate the pain of Rogernomics has hit the area hard and people feel disenchanted with and let down by the Government. Speakers: Graeme Helleur (Electrical Worker), Dick Moth (Communist and Takaka Resident).

Other Stories:
The Employers Federation has criticised proposals to change the way the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) collects its levies. Speakers: Bill Poole (Employers’ Federation).

Greenpeace picketed an Auckland hotel today where Antarctic Treaty nations are meeting. Speaker: Peter Wilkinson (Greenpeace).

A huge bomb has been defused in Belfast, Ireland, just hours after a massive explosion killed eleven people in Enniskillen. Speaker: Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister).

A Palestinian group has claimed responsibility for the hijacking of a motor boat off the coast of Israel.

The Arab Summit began in Jordan today.

A number of guests to the New Zealand Music Awards found themselves jostling to get into the event.

The Barclays index is drifting today. Interest rates continue to fall. Brierley are making moves to take ownership of Progressive.

Worldwatch:
Racial tension is mounting in Malaysia and critics of the Government have been arrested. The situation there is backgrounded. Speakers: Dr Chandra Muzzafer (Human Rights Advocate), Yong Su Hian (Chinese Community Leader)

The fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda is examined. Speaker: Dr Robert Galloway (US National Cancer Institute).

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Year 1987

Reference number F90543

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:00:00

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington