TV3 NATIONAL NEWS. 03/03/1990

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TV3’s nightly national news bulletin recorded off-air, including news, sport, weather and commercial breaks.

Ngati Te Wai representatives occupy coastal land at Tuapiro Bay near Tauranga for 24 hours after the Tauranga Port Authority attempts to subdivide the land while a claim is before the Waitangi Tribunal.
Speakers: Nepia Bryan (Ngati Te Wai).

The Elizabeth Morgan, mother of Hillary Morgan who is at the centre of an international custody dispute, prepares to return to New Zealand from Washington DC in the United States after the Court of Appeal decides to return her passport.
Speakers: Elizabeth Morgan (Mother).

Bay of Islands MP John Carter leaves for a visit to South Africa, the first New Zealand Member of Parliament to visit for over ten years.
Speakers: John Carter (National MP), Mike Moore (Foreign Affairs Minister).

The African National Congress (ANC) elects Nelson Mandela as leader at their annual conference in Zambia.

Thousands of women have received abortions in Romania in the two months since the end of the rule of Nicolae Ceausescu (Newsreader blooper).

Romanian police put 21 former member of the Communist secret police on trial, charged with shooting at demonstrators before the revolution two months ago.

Christian armies battle in Beirut, Lebanon, after the end of a 13 day truce.

The F3 Freeway in Sydney, Australia, reopens after an accident involving 18 vehicles caused by fog.

Commercial Break: Watties tomato sauce, 25 Years of Kiwi Rock double album, “3 Sport Sunday” promo, Wynn’s radiator flush, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), “Wonderful World of Disney” promo.

The state opposition party in New South Wales asks for the head of the New South Wales Railways, New Zealander Ross Sayers, to resign over allegations of financial mismanagement.
Speakers: Bob Carr (State Opposition Leader), Ross Sayers (NSW Railways).

A public transport proposal is announced to launch a light rail system using trams in Auckland (Promotional Video stops and rewinds during broadcast (Blooper)).

A special excursion steam train travels on the suburban Johnsonville railway line near Wellington.

The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts begins in Wellington, including an official Fringe Festival for the first time.
Speakers: Christopher Doig (Festival Organiser), Johne Leach (Fringe Co-Ordinator).

More than 200 red former telephone boxes are auctioned in Auckland, to buyers including Superman and Dr Who fans and collectors.

Commercial Break: Fisher and Paykel Gentle Annie washing machine, Dolmio spaghetti sauce, Honda Prelude, Marley guttering, “Reg Dwight On Elton John” promo.

Horlicks wins the DB Million Dollar Classic horse race at Ellerslie Racecourse today.
Speakers: David O’Sullivan (Trainer), Graeme De Gruchy (Owner).

Australia defeat India in the one-day Tri-Series cricket tournament.

Waikato crews dominate at the National Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro, including wins by Nikki Payne and Lynley Hannen in the Women’s Coxless Pair, while Brenda Lawson defeats Philippa Baker in the Women’s single sculls.

Kevin Johnson is disqualified for hitting Robbie Spencer after defeating him, while Apollo Sweet defeats Vivian (Viv) Schwalger on points in an exhibition boxing tournament featuring former prison inmates in Brisbane, Australia.

Commercial Break: New Zealand 1990 Sesqui (Sesquicentennial) Carnival, Pedigree Crunchy Bites dog food, McCoy fruit juice, “3 Sport Sunday” promo, Wynn’s Radiator Flush, “Roseanne” promo.

3 National Weather.

6000 plastic ducks are released for a charity race on the Avon River in Christchurch to raise funds for Rotaract.

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Year 1990

Reference number F98895

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 3 NATIONAL NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:29:00

Production company TV3

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Reporter: Tukoroirangi Morgan (Waikato; Tainui)
Reporter: Bob McNeil
Reporter: Carolyn Jack
Reporter: Penny Deans
Reporter: Neil McKay
Reporter: Carolyn Harper
Newsreader: Eric Young
Newsreader: Louise Wallace
Reporter: Stephen Christensen
Reporter: Eric Young
Reporter: Pat Welsh
Weather Presenter: Neil Waka
Reporter: Melanie Reid