Morning report. 1997-10-17

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0616 NEWS STORY: SOCIAL POLICY - changes suggested by PM Jim Bolger in social spending, swapping universal benefits for targetted ones, already accepted in Australia while Britain and Canada moving towards similar system. (Eric Frykberg)
0626 SPORTS STORY: illegible - live i/v with commentator Graeme Moody. (NPC semi-finals)
0636 NEWS STORY: AT RISK YOUTH - John Tamihere, AK's Waipareira Trust, says new programme long overdue. Programme part of govt's crime prevention initiatives announced in budget and will deal with up to 100 teenagers at time. Comment also from Manukau mayor Sir Barry Curtis and David Fleming, Youth Law Project. (Stephanie Baird)
0651 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS: PROPERTY - WALTUS INVESTMENTS delays sharemarket float until next year's tax cuts, says property floats under way of planned by AMP, Trans Tasman Properties, Dynasty pacific, and Govt Property Services seeking around $1 billion and Waltus doesn't believe market big enough to sustain this level of activity. I/v with director Shayne Hodge. (Gyles Beckford) BUSINESS CONFIDENCE crosses back into positive territory, according to latest NZIER quarterly survey although businesses still struggling with falling illegible rising costs and falling domestic sales. Comment from NZIER's Phil Briggs. (Rodney Joyce) FINANCE/MARKETS TRANSFER PRICING - govt expected to issue guidelines soon on issue which goes to heart of way multinational companies act and are treated in countries beyond their home base, aim to stop them profit stripping and using subsidiaries as way of minimising tax bills. I/v with KPMG tax expert John Burns. (Gyles Beckford) ELECTRICITY GENERATION - ECNZ chair Selwyn Cushing says market getting tougher with significant downward pressure on wholesale prices. ECNZ reports $264 million profit for year to June, of last year's $324 million. (Rodney Joyce)
0700 INTRO/NEWS CHRISTOPHER CREAN CASE - 4 Black Power members found guilty of planning and executing shooting to prevent Mr Crean testifying against them in another trial. Call for NZers to stand up and speak out against gang crimes from Asst Police Commissioner Ian Holyoake. Comment also from Police District Cdr Max Morrisey, New Plymouth mayor Clare Stewart and MP Mike Moore. (Eileen Cameron); police inquiry team head Det Sgt Dave Mckenzie pleased with quilty verdicts and expects Crown to seek specified non-parole period - i/ved live. WITNESS INTIMIDATION - MP Mike Moore says legislation to protect witnesses from intimidation not enough (eg Crean case). Live i/v with Police minister Jack Elder. CRIME - former New York Police Dept head John Timoney, in NZ for Police Assn conference, says there are more burglaries and car thefts in NZ than in New York, city of 7 million people. Police minister Jack Elder says figures are misleading and VUW criminology lecturer Reece Walters scathing of claims. (Tama Muru); live i/v with Police Assn president Greg O'Connor. TAUPO - SEX INDUSTRY - Tourism Lake Taupo believes tourists need more information on town's sex industry and will discuss at conference next week how to bring sex services into the open. Mayor Joan Williamson appalled - i/ved live.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS FINANCE UPDATE REGIONAL ECONOMY - HAWKES BAY - Heugh Chappell reports. BUSINESS CONFIDENCE - latest survey by NZIER shows return to optimism despite difficult Winter. Economics correspondent Bronwen Evans says picture is mixed, with several regions remaining depressed - i/ved live. WHISTLE-BLOWERS - Labour's Justice spokesman Phil Goff says govt has listened to Business Roundtable and watered down Bill safeguarding whistle-blowers be restricing application of Protected Disclosure Bill to public sector. Live i/v with Mr Goff and Clem Simich, chair of select committee considering Bill.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER CHRISTOPHER CREAN TRIAL - New Plymouth mayor Clare Stewart says people will be illegible trial is finally over - i/ved live. DANNEVIRKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - privately owned cottage hospital to be opened today. described as blueprint for other towns with hospitals under threat. Some in the community still feel sense of loss at closure of old hospital. (Jill Galloway); live i/v with Health minister Bill English. PUBLIC HEALTH - former Auditor General Brian Tyler chairing Public Health Referendum Group, which is asking people to support increase of govt spending on health services to at least 7% of GDP, to be funded if necessary from personal income tax. Live i/v with Mr Tyler and Health minister Bill English. PRISONER ESCORT SERVICES - Police and Corrections Dept announce plans to pilot contracted out escort services in AK and Northland. Govt says aim is to free up police officers and prison officers for frontline duties. Comment from Corrections minister Paul East, Deputy Police Commissioner Barry Matthews, and Tim Bannatyne, Corrections Dept. (Corinne Ambler)
0830 NEWS/SPORTS WEEKEND WEATHER RUGBY - semi finals of National Provincial Championships, with AK playing Canty and Waikato playing Counties in 1st division. Live i/v with commentators Graeme illegible and Grant Fox. illegible RIGHTS - fears that cabinet ministers want govt's exemption from compliance with certain parts of Human Rights Act made permanent. MPs from all parties indicate they're ready to fight any moves of that king. Comment from Justice minister Doug Graham(q), Peter Dunne, Dianne Yates, Matt Robson, Belinda Vernon, Anne Batten, and Katherine O'Regan. (q). (Clare Sziranyi) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS CASINOS - angry response to govt's 3 year moratorium on new applications. Internal Affairs minister Jack Elder says moratorium will give more time for public submissions and detailed look at casinos before any new applications considered, but groups campaigning against casinos say legislation doesn't affect the 4 applications already before the Casino Control Authority. Comment from Mary Jenkins, anti Queenstown casino, Alliance MP Phyllida Bunkle, and Rotorua Casino Company. (Gael Woods) FRIDAY FEEDBACK OZ SPOT - live i/v with correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (NSW politician Franca Arena)

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Date 17 Oct 1997

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