Morning report. 1996-02-08
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0615 Good Morning "Rural" NZ : See Rural Report Rundown
0630 News/Weather/Maori News
0640 Report from our Mana News team
0645 Pacific Regional News : Ex RNZ International
0650 Business and financial news. David Jones
0700 NEWS BOEING 757 jet with 189 people aboard crashes into Caribbean Sea. All feared dead. I/v with BBC's Miami correspondent James Painter about search and rescue operation. (Mng Rpt) PLUTONIUM - AK Univ physicist Peter Wills says plutonium imported for educational use at Canty Univ in 1950s should be returned to US. Pluonium has been in storage at National Radiation Lab in CH for more than decade and not destined for disposal for at least another 10 years. Peter Wills i/ved live; live i/v with NRL's Dr Andrew McKeown. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE PARTY confident of having MPs in the next Parliament. Annual convention told coalition agreement with Christian Democrats is imminent. Comment from Christian Heritage leader Graeme Capill. (Janice Rodenburg) CRICKET - NZ umpire Steve Dunne leaves for Sri Lanka today, worried about his safety in wake of last week's bomb blast by separatist Tamil Tigers. He's i/ved live. WAIMEA COLLEGE - emotional meeting of parents, pupils and staff members discussed bulk funding issue but fails to put 3 prepared motions to vote. Meeting addressed by Education minister Lockwood Smith, called after staff's industrial action because of board's decision to opt for byulk funding. Live i/v with reporter Helen McLean; live i/v with Lockwood Smith.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS AK PROPERTY MARKET - Reserve Bank's tough line on monetary policy seems to have had little effect on overheated market, property prices still rising. Comment illegible ASB economist Rosan Kolijn, Alan Johnson of AK City Council, and Bruce Goldsworthy, chief exec of AK Manufacturers' Assn. (Bronwen Evans) EXAM FEES - questions asked about why students have been paying more to sit exams than it costs NZQA to run them. NZQA is $1.3 million in black through fees collected last year. Comment from chief exec David Hood, Alliance spokeswoman Dr Liz Gordon, and Chris France, School Trustees Assn. (Lydia Monin/Erik Frykberg); live i/v with David Hood. SPORTS BROADCASTING - SKY television not happy about pressure on govt to introduce legislation to ensure certain sporting events freely available to all television viewers. Comment from SKY chief exec Nat Smith, media commentator Paul Smith, and Communications minister Maurice Williamson. (q). (Helen Matterson) THE NATURAL STEP - live i/v with Swedish scientist Karl-Henrik Robert about education packs for schools provided by finance from 10 large companies. The Natural Step is model for sustainable development, encouraging companies and individuals to work in ways that environmentally friendly and sustainable.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER RICHARD PREBBLE - former Labour cabinet member launches his book "I've Been Thinking", says NZ failing in areas of health, education, and social welfare because govt policy is based on "failure values", says only party with any real solutions is ACT. He's i/ved live. HEALTH BENEFITS LTD - company owned by RHAs criticised by Labour's Health spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel for looking at confidential patient files without their permissions. Comment also from HBL's managing director Tony White; live i/v with Dennis Pezaro, chair of Medical Assn. PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES N.Z. DEMOCRATIC PARTY asks former leader Gary Knapp to step down from his posts in the party. Fellow member Chris Leitch gets off more lightly. Live i/v with president Margaret Cook. IRELAND - High Court rejects legal challenge to last year's referendum lifting constitutional ban on divorce, brings introduction of legislation closer. I/v with Dublin correspondent Mark O'Connell. (Mng Rpt) TELECOM announces third quarter profit of $182.2 million for 3 months to end of December. Live i/v with Economics correspondent Bronwen Evans. BOEING CRASH - charter jet's Turkish owners and head of German company organising trip says crash may have been caused by lightning. Live i/v with German correspondent John Walker. illegible COLLEGE - PPTA president Martin Cooney saus suggestion that pupils and parents intimidated over bulk funding issue is untrue. He's i/ved live. COMMENT AK CASINO staff to continue to call police when any children are left outside casino by gambling parents, despite police decision not to take any action against couple who left their 6 children for 2nd time in week. Live i/v with casino chief exec Tom Carr. FRUIT AND VEG REPORT with Jack Forsythe.
Reference number 58802
Media type AUDIO
Source Sound Collection
Date 08 Feb 1996