EYEWITNESS NEWS. 16/04/1987
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News and Current Affairs.
A repeat of Rob Harley’s award winning feature “Drinking and Driving: The Shiree Brown Story” which traces one family's drunk driving tragedy and the lessons New Zealanders can learn from it. Speakers: Dr. Stephen Streat (A&E Doctor), Merilyne Brown (Cherie’s Mother), Clayton Brown (Brother), Teresa Brown (Sister), Dr John Bailey (D.S.I.R), Bill Jeffries (Transport Undersecretary), Helen Warren (Community Alcohol Service), Norma Phillips (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
There’s a real possibility the USA and USSR could reach agreement on limiting medium nuclear missiles in Europe.
New Zealanders spent nearly two billion dollars in February, but retailers warn that times are still tough. Speaker: Barry Purdy (Retailers Federaion).
The hunt for the person that firebombed a policeman’s home in Hastings continues.
In London letter bombs have been sent to the homes of Margaret Thatcher’s top aides.
Drug addicts in Auckland and Dunedin are clashing with health authorities over treatment for heroin. They want increased access to methadone which they say helps them lead crime-free lives. Speaker: “Mark” (Pseudonym, Heroin Addict).
An Otago University philosopher denies reports he called for compulsory HIV/AIDS testing for everyone over the age of 12.
Oliver Tambo, ANC, says he’s made it plain to our Government that full trade sanctions are needed against South Africa.
Stateless Tamils confined to airport lounge in Fiji may be allowed to stay for humanitarian reasons.
In Britain another top computer scientist apparently attempts suicide. Six others have recently died in mysterious circumstances.