Morning report. 1996-02-16

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0700 NEWS EMPLOYMENT - An Employers' Federation survey says three quarters of New Zealanders are happy with the terms of their employment. Live i/v with Bronwen Evans. Live i/v with Federation chief executive Steve Marshall. BOMB2-LONDON - Police have defused a bomb found in central London a week after an IRA bomb killed two people in London. Keith Chalkley pre-record. LABOUR/ALLIANCE - The war of the words increases between Labour and the Alliance, with Jim Anderton going as far as saying he'd rather have a minority National government than get together with Labour. Live i/v with Karen Fisher, including audio of Rick Barker and Steve Maharey. AUSTRALIA - Coalition leader John Howard is suffering setbacks in the run-up to the federal election, with racist comments coming from members of the National and. Liberal parties. Live i/v on the election with Pru Goward.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS KAPITI - The Department of Conservation plans to wipe out the rat population on Kapiti Island, but the poison they will use will also kill almost allof the 2000 weka on the island. Wrap with Harry Broad from DoC and Peter Daniel. (illegible Lattimore) 77 AIRCRAFT - The National Business Review's lead story this morning is a world exclusive on the lack of safety in the Boeing 777 aircraft, one of which is currently in New Zealand. It quotes John Goglia of the US National Transpotation Safety Board saying he has grave concerns about the plane, but he says the writer of that story exaggerated his comments. Live i/v with Goglia. HONOURS - It seems the public are supportive of the proposed changes to the honours system, converting most of it to a list of New Zealand honours, but retaining knights and dames. Wrap with former governor general David Beattie, Austin Forbes of the law society and Stephen Riden, a republican spokesperson. (Kiri Coughlan) LOTTO - A Dominion article this morning says Lotto winners may soon have to consent to be used in Lotto publicity. David Bale, chief exec of the lotteries Commission denies this, saying they have great respect for the privacy of winners. Live i/v with Mr Bale.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER EMPLOYMENT - The earlier-mentioned employers Federation report showed that 72 percent of New Zealanders approve of the Employment Contracts Act. But Council of Trade Unions secretary Angela Foulkes says a nother survey has a very different result. Live i/v with Angela Foulkes. HOUSING - The Waitakere City Council has said it will clean up a caravan park in the city after helen Clark drew attention to the conditions there. Wrap with Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey, housing minister Murray McCully and a caravan park resident Jake Te Tai. (Lydia Monin) PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES TRANZRAIL - The lawyer representing the family of Morgan Jones says legal action against Tranzrail isn't over. The family plans to sue the company over the 1994 accident that left Morgan blind and crippled, if they don't receive adequate compensation. Wrap with Les Jones, Morgan's father, lawyer Grant Cameron and Francis Small of Tranzrail. (Anita Lee) POLITICS - Live i/v with Janice Rodenburg from the National party caucus in Akaroa and Anna Hughes at the Labour caucus in West Auckland.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS HONOURS - Live i/v with Philip Burdon, trade negotiations minister and chair of the cttee set up to look at the honours system and Johnathon Hunt, the Labour senior whip. COURT - It's the second week of the trial of Stewart Murray Wilson, on 25 sex and violence charges involving 16 victims. Merle Nowland voicer. BRITAIN - The Scott report has been issued on the alleged illegal arms sales to illegible and the subsequent cover-up. This follows the collapse of the trial of illegible men originally accused of selling the arms. Live i/v with Wayne Brittenden with audio of president of the board of trade, Ian Lang and Labour's shadow foreign secretary Robin Cooke. COMMENT AUSTRALIA - Live i/v with Phil Kafcaloudes on racist comments made by Coalition party members, and other Australian stories of the week.

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Year 1996

Reference number 58808

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Date 16 Feb 1996