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Social Welfare Minister Jenny Shipley delivered a speech in Orewa, delivering the message that there is not enough money to keep the welfare state in its present form. Speaker: Jenny Shipley, (Social Welfare Minister).

The Maketu community has made an emotion appeal to prison escapee Dean Wickliffe to give himself up to locals. At a local meeting, called by Maori elders, the community also criticised the police over the massive operation that surrounded their town after Wickliffe’s escape. Speakers: Kelta Emery, (Maketu Resident); Pia Kerr, Raiha Sergeant, (Maketu Kaumatuas).

Acting Justice Minister Paul East has received a two page Justice Department Report on the Wickliffe escape. He expects details of the escape will be revealed by a full judicial inquiry. Many concerns are already being raised about issues surrounding the incident.
Speaker: Paul East, (Acting Justice Minister)

American Scientists have found the cause of ME or Tapanui Flu. The flu is caused by a virus similar to the one that causes aids. Speakers: Professor Campbell Murdoch, (Otago Medical School); Dr Tony Robinson, (Viral Research Unit).

Tests on a vaccine for people who are HIV positive in the US, show that it could stop them from developing full blown aids. The vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to fight off the aids virus. Use of the vaccine is some years off.

Recent volcanic activity in the Philippines does not mean that New Zealand, also on the pacific rim of fire, will experience similar volcanic activity. However, scientists say that New Zealand’s volcanos will at some time be active. Speaker: Dr Ian Smith, (Auckland University Volcanologist)

Agenda - Tonight there is an informal meeting of government back bench MPs preparing them for tomorrows special pre budget Caucus. The meeting has been organised by Winston Peters, so his caucus colleagues can hear from some of his elderly constituents.

Mystery Creek, in the Waikato, is host to the the National Field Days. A three day event where farmers can see the latest and greatest of agricultural technology. Speakers: Rod, (Wanganui), Alec, (Te Puke).

Sir Howard Morrison has been suffering from an irregular heart beat since his recent gall bladder operation. This morning he was given shock therapy and his condition is now stable and he should be discharged this evening.

Billy T James is out of hospital after seven weeks. He is resting at home after suffering a viral infection.

Property owners are blaming the Housing Corporation for a glut on the housing market. They say the Corporations points system means that some people are choosing to live in substandard conditions, including caravans, rather than renting private homes. Speakers: John Crocker, (Crocker Property Management); Dick Riley, (Housing Corporation).

A WW2 hero, Brigadier Jim Burrows, was buried in Christchurch today.

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Year 1991

Reference number F105127

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Genre Television

Duration 0:23:00

Production company Television New Zealand

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Credits Presenter: John Hawkesby
Presenter: Anita McNaught
Reporter: Simon Mercep
Reporter: Mark Price
Reporter: Louise Mathews
Reporter: Richard Harman
Reporter: Dylan Taite

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