EYEWITNESS NEWS. 11/03/1988
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News and Current Affairs.
Despite changes being made to the State Sector Bill state unions are still planning to go ahead with strike action on Monday. Speakers: Stan Rodger (Minister State Services), Colin Hicks (President PSA).
The Teachers’ Union believe the state sector bill will leave the education system to the mercy of market forces. Speakers: Shone Hearn (PPTA National Councillor), Pauline Thurston (First Year Teacher), Stephen Bovaird (Head of Department), Tony Steele (Principal).
A report on South Korea, 1988 Olympic host and the worlds fastest growing economy. Speakers: Dr Suh Sang-Mok (Korean Development Institute), Philip Harland (NZ Trade Commissioner), David Holborow (NZ Ambassador), T. S. Lee (Importer).
Airlines will provide special services tomorrow morning to bypass strike action by staff.
The country is still feeling the effects of Cyclone Bola. The South Island is being hit hard now. Meanwhile David Lange has seen the damage on the East Cape first hand. Speaker: David Lange (Prime Minister).
An Auckland woman who organised a private appeal for flood victims has been overwhelmed by help. Speaker: Mari Lake (Supplies organiser).
One of Prince Charles’ close friends was killed in an avalanche in Switzerland.
The Austrian President Kurt Waldheim has appealed to the Austrian nation to learn from the mistakes of its Nazi occupation.
Two Australian airforce jet pilots have escaped with minor injuries after their aircraft collided over Victoria.
It was a quiet day on the share market, finishing down 17 points.
The Government in Panama has run out of money. Speaker: George Priestley (Political Scientist).
Meanwhile President Reagan is being pressured to take a hard stance against General Noriega’s regime. Speakers: George Shultz (Secretary of State), Elliot Abrams (Assitant Secretary of State), Juan B. Sosa (Panamanian Ambassador to United States), Rep Mel Levince (California).
Prince Charles had a close call in a skiing accident today. Speakers: Rosie Burnes (Ski Club of Great Britain), Konard Bartelski (Former Olympic Skier), Anthony Holden (Royal Biographer).
A report on the campaign to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Australian jails. Speaker: Prof John Dwyer (Report Author).
Police in Sydney want a gambling game, or pyramid scheme, called the “Golden Aeroplane” stopped. Speakers: Senior Sgt Roger Ford, Undercover Policeman.