6.30 NEWS AND TOP HALF. 26/06/1986

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News, sport and weather.

Main Stories:
A new internal airline may soon be flying main routes in head to head competition with Air New Zealand. The service will be run chiefly by Australia’s Ansett Airlines, with Brierley Investments in the co-pilot seat. The venture has Commerce Commission blessing.

One of the country’s richest provincial banks says it has decided to put its community ahead of profits. The Taranaki Trustee Bank (TSB) won’t merge with the eleven other trustee banks as they prepare to become a new force in the financial world.

United States Secretary of State George Shultz has made it clear that his country won’t compromise to settle the ANZUS row. On the eve of a key meeting with David Lange, Shultz says his message is straightforward: it’s up to New Zealand to find a solution if it wants to remain in ANZUS. Speakers: George Shultz (United States Secretary of State), Dr Mochtar Kusumaatmadja (Indonesian Foreign Minister).

Other Stories:
The biggest employer of Government subsidised workers plans to sack the lot. The Porirua City Council employs several hundred people under Government schemes, but says they’ll be sacked when funding ends later this year.

The Government has just announced the first big step in its bid to sell off parts of state corporations. The public is to be offered shares in Petrocorp, the oil and exploration corporation.

Australian drug traffickers in Malaysia.

United States aid to Nicaragua’s contra guerillas.

Israeli police chief resignation.

The beleaguered New Zealand dairy industry has been told the Government will back it to the tune of $650 million if the Dairy Board wants to borrow that much to help support dairy farmers. This was announced at the annual dairy conference, a conference overshadowed by the immense European butter stockpile. Speaker: Jim Graham (Dairy Board Chairman), Colin Moyle (Minister of Agriculture).

Royal news.

International Conference on AIDS.

There was a demand for an apology from the Health Department from Aucklander Dr Matt Tizard whose controversial treatment for pesticide poisoning led to an investigation by the department. Meanwhile Auckland firemen have put off threats of industrial action concerning Tizard’s treatment of patients from the ICI plant fire. Speakers: Marie Reed, Joe Allen, Dan Williams (Former Patients), Jim Brookchurch (ME Society).

Hopes of bringing most of the country’s unions together under one umbrella organisation suffered another blow today. The major transport and maritime unions, representing 20,000 workers, have unveiled plans for their own organisation, independent of the proposed Council of Trade Unions.

Dr Bruce Galbraith, Director of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, has just arrived in New Zealand to advise on setting up a similar school here. Speakers: Dr Bruce Galbraith (Director, Interlochen Center for the Arts), Lynne Cantlon (Director).

Sport:
World Cup soccer semi-final results.

The new look All Blacks (Baby Blacks) had their first workout for their one off test against France.

Cavaliers player Warwick Taylor’s employer Burnside High has upheld a complaint against him of being absent without leave. Speaker: Alan Taylor (Board Chairman).

New Zealand versus Combined University cricket match in England.

Tennis at Wimbledon.

International badminton tournament in Auckland. Speaker: Graeme Robson (NZ Team

Weather.

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Year 1986

Reference number F91925

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 6:30 NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 01:00:10

Production company Television New Zealand

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington