EYEWITNESS NEWS. 15/03/1988

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News and Current Affairs.

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Labour backbencher Jim Anderton has made his strongest attack yet on the Government's economic policy and set forth some alternatives in a speech today. Anderton is interviewed. Speaker: Jim Anderton (Labour MP, Sydenham).

A report on the new powers granted to court bailiffs to recover outstanding fines and the repossession men and debt collectors who push the law to the limits. Speakers: Philip Recordon (Auckland Civil Liberties), Kerry Clark (Justice Department), Peter Steele (Bailiff), Elspeth McCauley, Lew Proctor (Repossession Agent), Andy Jones (Repossession Agent), Lionel Gaines (Towing Contractor).

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The opposition has tonight accused Jim Anderton of being gutless in not voting against the Government’s economic policies following his attack on Rogernomics earlier today.

The PSA warned tonight it would enter a new stage of confrontation and conflict with the Government if the proposed State Sector Bill goes through. Speaker: Colin Hicks (PSA President).

A series of meetings is to be set up between exporters and the ministries of finance, agriculture and trade and industry aimed at boosting New Zealand trade overseas.

Gisborne continues to struggle with limited water supply as the city, and the rest of the East Coast, fixes services and tries to clean up in the wake of Cyclone Bola. Speakers: Athalie & Michael Stock (Farmers).

Fiji is seeking to restore its ties with the Commonwealth.

Six black South Africans have been told they will hang on Friday for complicity in events surrounding the Sharpville riots four years ago.

Talks in Washington between Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and United States officials on a Middle East peace plan seem headed for impasse. Speaker: Yitzhak Samir (Israeli Prime Minister).

The bodies of three IRA guerilla shot in Gibraltar have been flown home to Ireland.

South African born athlete Zola Budd has been dropped from the British cross-country team for the championships in Auckland later this month. Speaker: Jerry Fletcher (World Championships Organiser).

On the share market the Barclays Index finished down 34 points.

Worldwatch:
The Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has acknowledged the serious state of ethnic unrest inside the Soviet Union during an official visit to Yugoslavia.

A report on the Russian response to HIV/AIDS.

The Israeli Prime Minister is in Washington discussing a Middle East peace plan as Palestinian protests in the West Bank continue. Speaker: Meir Kahane (Kach Party Leader).

Puppets for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games are being made.

Economic and political pressure on General Noriega’s regime in Panama is growing.

The artistic talent of an autistic boy. Speaker: Stephen Wiltshire (Artist).

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Year 1988

Reference number F90837

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:59:21

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

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