EYEWITNESS NEWS. 22/03/1989

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A nation wide campaign against further Post Office closures has just been launched by local body leaders in Northland. They are calling on communities all over New Zealand to join them in their fight to maintain existing postal and banking services and are also launching a legal challenge against New Zealand Post. Speakers: Mary Worthy (Waipu Resident), Rod McKay (Waipu Action Committee), Peter Couper (Waipu Action Committee), Dame Whina Cooper (Panguru Resident), Len Moule (NZ Post), Maurice Biddington (Post Office Union),

A dying AIDS victim, Tom McLean, has made a plea for an end to the discrimination he has been subjected to and has backed a proposal by the Human Rights Commission to make such discrimination illegal. Speakers: Tom McLean, Bill Logan (Aids Foundation), David Blackmore (Market Owner).

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Beneficiaries stormed the Social Welfare Department head office in Wellington today, angry about yesterdays increase in GST which they say will hit them hardest. Speaker: Kerry Dalton (Wellington Unemployed Workers), John Grant (Social Welfare Director Gen).

The mini budget freeze on defence has put the ANZAC frigate deal under further review.

Prices on some cars have come down with the announcement of the reduction of the excise deduction on new cars.

Finance news.

The Government has sold the Shipping Corporation to a British joint venture.

The Law Commission says New Zealand has too many judges and the whole court system needs to be revamped.

There are fears that a Christchurch girl, Kelly Marie Skinley, has been abducted again by Kevin Moana Jarden. However, callers to Eyewitness News claiming to be the couple say Skinley has been living with Jarden since his parole.

A Christchurch woman, Xiao Jing Wang, has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of her husband.

The Police are urgently reviewing gun laws because of concerns about the availability of semi-automatic assault weapons. Speaker: Inspector John Meads (Police Firearms Division).

Plane crash in Brazil.

Trident launch malfunction.

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Year 1989

Reference number F95834

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:26:34

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington