ONE NETWORK NEWS. 20/05/1991

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The Health Minister wants a full explanation on how a psychiatric patient escaped from Kingseat hospital and then raped an Auckland teenager. Speakers: Det Sgt Greg Turner, (Auckland Police); Gary Taylor, (Ak Area Health Board Chmn);

The High Court in Wellington heard today how a 13 year old boy, accused of murdering a woman, went home after the fatal stabbing to watch TV, then returned to the scene. The boy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of nurse Rachel Bennett in her flat in February.

Banks are under fire again tonight for taking too long to lower interest rates. Speaker: Owen Jennings, (Federated Farmers President).

Radio New Zealand has backed down on its plan to slash pay rates across the board. The PSA suggested the intended pay cuts, of up to 10%, were illegal and unfair.

Auckland police hope that the man who tipped them of about a mystery death will come forward. The naked body of a 42 year old man was found in a car rapped in a sheet.

The completion date for Auckland’s new children’s hospital has been set back again and patients may not be treated in the new hospital until next year.

Adam Steel knocked himself out on his trimaran while sailing around the Bay of Islands. An Air Force Orion located him in heavy seas off North Cape and he now on his way to Fiji after being rescued by a Fiji bound container ship.

Australia applauds new Zealand’s decision to introduce random breath testing. Speakers: Harry Camkin, (NSW Road Safety Bureau); Dr Ross Homel, (Road Death Researcher).

The latest aids statistics have prompted new warnings about sex tours to Asia. Aids is spreading rapidly in Bangkok and Manilla and it is calculated that one in thirty men could become infected. Speaker: Warren Lindberg, (NZ Aids Foundation),

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the battle of Crete.

Tomorrows Cook Straight ferries face possible industrial action.

A bag of what are believed to be human bones is mystifying Wairapara police. The bones were discovered on the Lake Ferry foreshore and are yet to be formally identified.

A Kiwi couple in the UK who could not sell their house, successfully raffle it instead.

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Year 1991

Reference number F104418

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Genre Television

Duration 0:30:00

Production company Television New Zealand

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Credits Presenter: Tom Bradley
Presenter: Judy Bailey
Presenter: Jane Dent
Reporter: April Greenlaw
Reporter: Carolyn Western
Reporter: Ewert Barnsley
Reporter: Robin Scott-Vincent
Reporter: Craig McMurtrie
Reporter: Philip Smith

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