Morning report. 1996-03-05

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0600 News/Sport
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 ISRAEL - suicide bomber kills at least 12 people and wounds more than 60 in Tel Aviv, 1 day after Hamas suicide bomber killed 18 people on Jerusalem bus. I/v with correspondent Robert Berger; i/v with govt spokesman Uri Dromi. SECONDARY TEACHERS' STRIKE to go ahead., say govt has given them no option by introducing new factor of site bargaining into pay talks. Comments from Education ministry spokesman Neil McDonald, School Trustees Assn deputy president Janet Kelly, and various principals. (Maria Slade); live i/v with PPTA president Martin Cooney and Education minister Wyatt Creech. COOK ISLANDS - future of PM Sir Geoffrey Henry in doubt, sparked political crisis by imposing 15% cut on govt employees' pay, which led to calls by 11 out of 20 govt MPs for him to take early retirement. (Mark Henderson)' live i/v with former leader of opposition Democratic Party and former PM, Sir Tom Davis.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS INVERCARGILL GANGS - mayor calls for calm following escalating violence between Black Power and white supremacist Road Knights. (Anita Lee); Maori warden John Goldsmith wants city council to introduce by-law outlawing gangs in city. He's i/ved live. BRIERLEY INVESTMENTS runs into trouble with investment in Hawaiian island of Moloka'i. Subsidiary company Moloka'i Ranch owns about third of island, property has become target of vandals apparently hostile to company's policies. (Bronwen Evans) CENSUS - everyone on NZ soil or in NZ waters must be counted by midnight tonight. Comment from Govt Statistician Len Cook, Laird of McGillicuddy, Wizard of Christchurch's wife, and census organiser Phil Lindsay. (Marguerite Fahy); live i/v with Prof of Demography at Waikato Univ, Ian Pool, about importance of censuses.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER ISRAEL BOMB claimed by Hamas. Who are they and what do they want? Live i/v with Dr Ron McIntyre, Canty Univ political scientist. MICHAEL LAWS expected to announce tomorrow he's joining NZ First Party. Fellow MP Peter McCardle has decided to stay with National Party. Comment from MPs Joy McLauchlan, Peter Hilt, and Roger Sowry. (Janice Rodenburg) PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES COOK ISLANDS TAX INQUIRY - crucial witness to give evidence today - David Lilly, former group financial controller of European Pacific. (Adam Hollingworth) SOUTH AFRICA - trial of former Defence minister Magnus Malan postponed almost as soon as it started. He's accused of presiding over creation of private armies aligned to Inkatha Freedom Party, described by ANC as little more than assassin hit squads and responsible for scores of killings during 1980s. Live i/v with correspondent Anthony Johnson. WHALE WATCH TOURS expected back on water off Kaikoura today, 3 days after fatal trip claimed tourist's life. Blessing being held before business resumes. Comment from spokesman Wally Stone, and Maritime Safety Authority director Russell Kilvington. (Leigh-Anne Wiig)
0830 NEWS/SPORTS COOK ISLANDS - live i/v with Waikato Univ expert in Pacific Island politics, Dr Michael Goldsmith, about political crisis. PHARMAC moves ahead with funding for new drug combination for AIDS sufferers while mass of legal action over subsidies continues. Comment from AIDS sufferer Grant Hall and Medical Assn chair Dennis Pezaro. (Eileen Cameron); live i/v with Pharmac general manager David Moore. CALDER TRIAL - retrial starts of Dr Vicky Calder, accused of attempting to murder by poisoning her former lover Prof David Lloyd. Prof's wife, Linda Newstrom-Lloyd takes the stand. (Merle Nowland) COMMENT SPAIN - election results in defeat of socialist govt led by Felipe Gonzales by conservative Popular Party, but winner still well short of workable majority in Parliament. Live i/v with correspondent Adela Gooch.

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Date 05 Mar 1996