TV3 NATIONAL NEWS. 13/06/1991

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Though on the ring of fire New Zealand is not facing any immediate risk, due to the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines, according to Vulcanologists. Other recent volcanic activity on the ring of fire includes eruptions in both Japan and Costa Rica. Speaker: Dr Ian Smith: (Vulcanologist).

A geo magnetic storm has lashed the planet earth today, interfering with radio communications around the world. Speaker: Frank Andrews, (Carter Observatory).

Security at Auckland’s Paremoremu Prison was beefed up today, six days after the escape of convicted killer Dean Wickliffe. A heated meeting discussing the escape was held at the prison and video cameras were installed in the towers, which were unmanned at the the time of the escape. Speakers: Kim Carter, (Prison Officers’ Union); John Banks, (Police Minister).

An American fugitive wanted on multimillion dollar drug charges was found on a fishing boat in Whangarei and deported.

Prime Minister Jim Bolger met with the Superannuitants Federation today but he made no promises. The pensioners told the prime minister to to leave their pensions alone or face a gray back lash. Speakers: George Drain, (Superannuitants Federation President); Jim Bolger, (PM).

The Health Department is being asked to consider a nation wide vaccination programme to fight a bacteria infection that could cause meningitis. The disease has surfaced in five Wellington child care centres and health officials are worried it will spread. Speakers: Doctor Gillian Durham, (Wellington Area Health Board); Ailsa Kruger, (Creche Supervisor); Peter Drake, (Chemist).

WW2 hero Brigadier Jim Burrows has been farewelled in Christchurch with full military honours.

A breakthrough in the search for an aids vaccine is being greeted with both hope and caution in the US.

A new training program is being launched to teach better driving skills. It’s a system used by the MOT for officer training but will now be used by Polytechnics. Speakers: Adrian Roberts, (Nissan Anti Skid Training); Ray Meadows, (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic).

Leighton Smith discusses the Mt Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines. Speaker: Dr Tony Hurst, (DSIR Vulcanologist)

A squadron of New Zealand Skyhawks, complete with air crew, has become part of the Royal Australian Navy. New Zealand purchased the planes from Australia seven years ago, and now Australia will have their services back for the next five years.
Speakers: Commodore Rob Partington, (Nowra Naval Station); Jan Jones, (Air Force Wife); Flight Officer Ian Munro (Skyhawk Pilot); Flight Lieutenant Graeme Harris, (Maintenance Commander).

Shop detectives in Dunedin are fed up with school aged shop lifters. Now they are appealing to secondary schools to put a stop to it. Speaker: Murray Dick, (Store Security); Michael McMillian, (OBHS Rector).

Money Matters - A Christchurch engineer has come up with a new product which guarantees an endless supply of hot water. The transflux water heater has been patiented in 42 countries and is now ready for marketing. Speaker: Ross Walker, (Inventor).

The Trade Measurement Unit is warning shoppers to be ware when buying pre packaged
meat following complaints of over pricing.

The Manawa dancers want to perform at an international festival in Norway but are having difficulty raising the money to get there. Speakers: Christopher Carrow, (Manawa Nui Administrator); Sarah Franks, (Artistic Director).

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Year 1991

Reference number F105131

Collection Film and Video Collection

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Genre Television

Duration 0:58:00

Production company TV3

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Credits Presenter: Joanna Paul
Presenter: Eric Young
Reporter: Max Hayton
Reporter: Tukoroirangi Morgan (Waikato; Tainui)
Reporter: Ian Wishart
Reporter: Gordon McBride
Reporter: Jim Grenhough
Reporter: Jeff Hampton
Reporter: Alan Thurston
Reporter: Stephen Christensen
Reporter: Leighton Smith
Reporter: Bob McNeil
Reporter: Kim Hurring
Reporter: Mark Jennings
Reporter: Peter Cronshaw

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