Morning report. 1997-03-20

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0616 NEWS STORY: MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM - member of Mason Inquiry, Schizophrenia Fellowship head Jim Crowe, says case of Jacko Paki further highlights how patients are slipping through cracks and need to integrate mental health service with drug and alcohol abuse service. Comment also from Mental Health Commissioner Barbara Disley and Alan Fraser, AK Mental Health Assn/ (Stephen Hewson)
0626 SPORTS STORY: U.S. SPORTS - live i/v with Paul Witteman, "Sports Illustrated". (nicknames)
0636 NEWS STORY: ALBANIA - ITALIAN GOVT declares state of emergency in response to arrival of thousands of refugees. Decree also gives authorities power to repatriate any Albanians considered to be threat to public order. (BBC)
0649 NEWS STORY: WELFARE DEPENDENCY conference winds up after 3 days of talk focussing on futureof welfare state and those who rely on it. Live i/v with reporter Kiri Coughlan.
0651 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS: FINANCE QANTAS SELLING its shares in Air NZ, accepts offer from ANZ Securities which has now on-sold shares to number of institutional investors around world. Peter Harbourson, Asia/Pacific Avation Centre in Sydney, surprised Qantas didn't get rid of shares earlier. (Mark Crysell) CAPITAL GAINS TAX - Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash tells Parliament's finance and expenditure committee tax would help stop property speculation. (Mark Crysell); investment adviser Martin Hawes i/ved live on impact of capital gains tax. BNZ LAUNCHES new retail unit trust, claims it's first in market with index-linked funds for both retail and wholesale investors, called BNZ 25 Equity Index. (Mark Crysell) BUSINESS BRIEFS

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0700 INTRO/NEWS PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MERCENARIES - PM Sir Julius Chan says contract will be reviewed, following day of protests in POrt Moresby and signs many soldiers would not go along with sacking of army chief. (Eric Frykberg); live i/v with NZ Foreign Affairs minister Don McKinnon. FRACAS/PRIVILEGES case looks set to continue for at least a month after first hearing of evidence before committee. Alliance leader Jim Anderton cross-examined for hour. Audio of chair Attorney General Paul East, Jim Anderton, PM Jim Bolger, and Winston Peters. (Kathryn Street); live i/v with Jim Anderton. MISSING SCHOONER - 2 RAAF Orions joining search off Solomon Islands for NZ schooner believed to be caught in 6 metre seas and 70 knot winds caused by Cyclone Justin. Live i/v with David Grey, Australian Maritime Services Authority.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM - AK community workers concerned that people with mental illnesses being pushed out of central city accommodation and on to streets because of market rentals and waiting lists for subsidised accommodation. (Lisa Owen); Alliance Health spokesperson Phillida Bunkle says private landlords view mental health sufferers are undesirable tenants and won't bridge gap - i/ved live. MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM - some GPs say case of Jack Paki proves system is in disarray, leaving people like him with few places to go. I/v with Horowhenua GP Thomas Fogg, who's worked at Lake Alice Hospital and has been local medical officer of health. BRITAIN - ELECTION fever gripping Britain. Live i/v with Geoff Robinson, who's been observing first few days of campaign.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER PAPUA NEW GUINEA - live i/v with correspondent Peter Niese re situation in Port Moresby following protests and looting. FRACAS/PRIVILEGE - live i/v with Parliamentary reporter Kathryn Street re last illegible committee meeting. MISSING SCHOONER - live i/v with Annette Robertson, former owner of NZ schooner "Queen Charlotte", missing in Coral Sea. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS TELECOM/AK CITY COUNCIL wrangling over whether Telecom should pay rates on phone booths and cables. High Court has backed council which now plans to target other companies. (Andrew Fleming) WELFARE DEPENDENCY - live i/v with DSW chief exec Margaret Bazley and social policy analyst Rev Charles Waldegrave about conference. MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM - concern about people with mental illnessess living on AK streets. Live i/v with Bette Kill, general manager of Mental Health at North Health.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS HISTORIC PA SITE - row over Māori occupation of Pouerua Mountain pa site near Northland. Protestors have built long-drop toilet and put up garage on site and Māori Heritage Council and Historic Places Trust want them evicted from what they say is one of most precious and untouched archeological sites in country. (Lois Williams) HONG KONG Executive Council member Vincent Cheng in NZ to speak about future of business in territory after reunification - i/ved. (Mng Rpt) MāORI AND PACIFIC ISLANDS FESTIVAL - annual secondary schools festival gets under way in Manukau this morning, co-hosted by Hato Petera College and Manukau City Council. There's been some criticism of festival. (Elma MaUa) DUNEDIN ANNIVERSARY - city divided over when anniversary day shold be celebrated. Official date is March 23, close to Easter when some businesses and schools perefer to tack extra day on to long break rather than take it on allocated day. Mayor Sukhi Turner says this practice could cause problems as city gears up for 150th anniversary next year - i/ved live. PRODUCER BOARDS - Federated Farmers and Meat Producers Board look set to support legislative changes that will erode power of Producer Boards. (Jill Galloway) FRUIT AND VEG REPORT with Jack Forsythe.

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Date 20 Mar 1997

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