EYE WITNESS NEWS. 12/10/1989

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News and Current Affairs.

Main Stories:
It’s proud to be owned and operated by New Zealanders, but can it stay that way? The Tourist Hotel Corporation (THC), the country’s largest hotel chain, is up for sale and potential buyers are looking over the books with a deal expected early next year. But there is concern the sale may mean parts of our national heritage passing into overseas hands. Speakers: Mike Steur (Property Consultant), Keith Johnston (Tour Operator), Sir Graham Latimer (NZ Maori Council Chairman).

A report on the drug and HIV/AIDS problem in Zurich, Switzerland, and how authorities there are trying to deal with it.

Other Stories:
More bad news for the troubled Bank of New Zealand which is having its credit rating reviewed by the international agency Moody’s, a move which has brought an immediate response from Finance Minister David Caygill. Speaker: David Caygill (Finance Minister).

There are reports tonight that several trading banks are refusing to do foreign exchange business with the Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) statutory managers.

Scientists are warning that the big ozone hole over the Antarctic may break up and spread ozone depleted air over New Zealand this summer. Speaker: Dr Tom Clarkson (Meteorologist).

Scientists have some bad news about the drought in Central Otago which they predict will last all summer. Meanwhile further north, around Lake Tekapo, there are severe dust storms and the level of the lake is extremely low.

The latest figures from the Labour Department back up the Government’s claim that unemployment is levelling off.

Tactics imported from pro-life groups overseas were used against a private abortion clinic in Auckland today. Members of “Operation Rescue” laid siege to the Mount Eden clinic, modelling themselves on anti-abortion activists in the United States.

Escaped prisoner Francis Shaw has been recaptured and returned to his Wanganui prison cell.

Syrian fighter jet landing in Israel.

Weather.

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Year 1989

Reference number F97614

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:29:13

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

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