Morning report. 1998-11-30

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[NB. Programme recorded from 7-9am]

0611 Māori NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY DEFENCE SPENDING - FRIGATE - Defence minister Max Bradford steps up campaign to convince govt and public of need for third frigate, faces difficult task in cabinet. New opinion poll indicates little public support for purchase. Comment from Labour leader Helen Clark, National list MP Annabel Young, Alliance MP Matt Robson, and VUW's Prof Tony Vignaux. (Clare Pasley)
0620 RURAL NEWS GALE FORCE WINDS in northern North Island cause serious damage to some fruit crops, avocado and kiwifruit worst hit. Comment from Whangarei avocado grower Roger Barber; Bay of Plenty avocado and kiwifruit grower Hugh Moore says damage has come on top of already lowered kiwifruit crop expectations. (Kevin Kin) RURAL HEALTH - Balclutha Hospital closes today and tomorrow a new community-owned health centre takes its place. GP Branko Sijnja led charge against hospital's closure and is on trust committee for new centre, says it's matter of community taking control. (Catherine Harris) MEADOWFOAM - Southland and South Otago people growing oil-producing crop find out how well they're doing this week. Established growers from Oregon in US visiting region to check on trials being carried out for Crops for Southland programme. (Kevin Ikin)
0625 SPORTS STORY ADVENTURE RACERS from around world line up this morning on shores of Lake Manapouri, poised to begin multisport Southern Traverse. over next 5 days, will follow 404km route through Fiordland and Lakes District. Live i/v with race director Geoff Hunt.
0635 NEWS STORY NGAI TAHU SETTLEMENT - Ngai Tahu leaders say they're looking forward to new era of partnership with Crown, following PM Jenny Shipley's apology for past injustices. Audio of Mrs Shipley and Ngai Tahu kaiwhakaere Mark Solomon. (Shona Geary)
0642 MANA NEWS ELECTION - Māori SEATS - a look at some of the Māori candidates for Mana Motuhake, National and Labour in Tai Tokerau and Hauraki.
0651 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS PHONE NUMBERS - deadline today for telecomms companies to reach agreement on number portability. If no agreement can be reached, industry faces govt regulation. (Clare Sziranyi) SUPERANNUATION - new survey suggests compulsory saving for retirement gaining popularity. Saverpulse Survey, commissioned by Investment Savings and Insurance Assn shows increase in number of respondents who f avour some form of compulsory savings. Comment from Assn acting chief exec Vince Arkinstall. (Clare Sziranyi) FINANCE/MARKETS WEEK AHEAD BONDS - one of world's biggest fund managers. Credit Suisse Asset Management, says attraction of fixed interest securities has not diminshed. Chief exec Bob Parkers says all signs point to further falls in bond yields. (Gyles Beckford) BUSINESS BRIEFS AUSTRALIA - BANKS BID - federal treasurer Peter Costello says no merger between big 4 banks will be allowed until banks cut business lending margins, become more competitive and win over public support. (Gyles Beckford).

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0700 INTRO/NEWS DEFENCE SPENDING - Defence minister Max Bradford faces difficult task convincing cabinet to by 3rd frigate. Labour leader Helen Clark says A C Nielsen polls shows overwhelming public opposition to purchase and serves as warning to govt - i/ved live; National Party caucus keeping close eye on issue. Live i/v with Wayne Mapp, chair of backbenchers' committee and member of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee, and fellow backbencher, list MP Arthur Anae. DEATH - EMERGENCY SERVICES fail to get to 13 year old in time to prevent death from epileptic seizure. Boy at camp in Kauaeranga Valley Forest when seized by fit, but access roads blocked by floods and high winds and poor visibility grounded helicopters. Live i/v with ambulance officer Don Mahoney who was involved in operation. YACHT RESCUE - American Michael Fritz plucked from stricken yacht in stormy seas off Northland by container ship, but his companion is missing presumed drowned after life ring thrown to her was pulled up empty. Live i/v with Peter Turly, spokesperson for Australia-NZ Direct Line, owners of container ship. GIBERIAN TRAP - film crew working for Natural History NZ trapped for more than 5 weeks on Siberian island by ferocious weather are almost out of both food and fuel. Live i/v with Michael Stedman, managing director of Natural History NZ. MILLENNIUM - CATHOLIC CHURCH issues edict "Conditions for Gaining the Jubilee Indulgence", urges abstaining from smoking and drinking during Holy Year and giving to charity. I/v with Archbiship of Wellington, Cardinal Tom Williams, who's in Rome representing Oceania Synod.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE strikes on or near small island, prompts US Geological Survey to issue tsunami warning for western Pacific. Biggest threat to many small Indonesian islands south of Manado Sulawesi island. Live i/v with Chip McCreery, Pacific Tsunami Centre in Hawaii. PETROL PRICES - NZ motorists told to expect further drops in near future as competition increases. Over weekend, BP cut prices by up to 2.5 cents a litre and was matched by Shell, Mobil and Caltex. Comment from energy consultant Frank Aldridge, Consumers' Inst chief exec David Russell, BP's managing Director Greg Larson and Mobil spokesperson Rowan McRae. (Blair McLaren) PETROL PICKET - Kaitangata residentsin South Otago maintaining vigil to prevent Shell from removing underground tanks from former petrol station. Shell argues there's risk tanks could pollute township's waterways but locals are unhappy about having to travelk 12 kms to Balclutha if outlet lost. Live i/v with Shell spokesperson Antonius Papaspiropoulos and protest leader Ted Gallagher. CONGO - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - rebel fighters say they'll continue war to overthrow President Kabila despite announcement in Paris of peace deal. French president Chirac and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan describe deal as breakthrough. Paris correspondent Jim Bittermann says rebel leaders weren't consulted and war goes on - i/ved. MONDAY OZ SPOT - live i/v with correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (One Nation party votes to keep Pauline Hanson in party's title; national survey of pregnant women in workplace finds they've been treated very unfairly; Alan Bond to be removed from maximum security and sent to minimum security but doesn't want to go).
0800 NEWS/WEATHER DEFENCE SPENDING - live i/v with Kevin Hackwell, Just Defence lobby group which opposes purchase of 3rd frigate, and Dr David Dickens, deputy director of VUW Centre for Strategic Studies, who favours purchase. HOPE/SMART CASE - Crown resumes presenting evidence against Scott Watson, charged with murders of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart. 25 witnesses expected to take stand over next fortnight of depositions. Live i/v with reporter Helen Shea. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS SWITZERLAND - DRUGS - voters reject by 3-1 margin radical proposal to legalise drugs. Switzerland would have become only country in world where anyone over 18 could buy drugs of their choice after doctor's consultations. Proposal was expected to fail but result disappoints organisers who hoped majority would support making country's liberal drugs policy even more tolerant. Live i/v with correspondent Imogen Foulkes. PINOCHET - British govt denies reports it has struck deal which would see former dictator Augusto Pinochet stand trial in Chile rather than be extradited to Spain. (Keith Chalkley) ELLERSLIE FLOWER SHOW organisers count cost of weekend's gale winds which forced event to close day early. Live i/v with chief exec Vicki Salmond.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS RACING - Christain Cullen beats Australasia's best pacers in $400,000 Miracle Mile in Sydney at weekend. Live i/v with trainer Brian O'Meara. SEALIONS - DoC team heads for Auckland Islands today in hope of discovering more clues to what killed thousands of sealions last Summer. Comment from Conservation minister Nick Smith, Simon Childerhouse of DoC and Simon Towle, Worldwide Fund for Nature. (Karlum Lattimore) SOLAR ELECTRICITY - NZ could have viable industry within next decade according to Prof Martin Green, director of centre specialising in solar cell research at Univ of NSW - he's i/ved live. AUCKLAND - OPERATION METRO launched by police to prevetn children being sexually abused by keeping track of known offenders and tracing those dealing in child pornography. AK Rape Crisis bringing together group to keep young people safe from child abusers and pornography on internet. (Christine Cessford) CHILDREN - APPETITES - National Heart Fndn says chldren should not be forced ot eat everything on platee. Manager of Under 5's Nutrition Programme, Megan Grant, says overseas research shows children know when they have had enough, prepares paper called "Influencing What Children Eat" - i/ved live. INDIA - STATE ELECTIONS - Congress Party sweeps to victory, takig control fo 2 key states from ruling BJP Party. I/v with correspondent Ranjan Gupta re change in political wind. (Mng Rpt)

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Genre Radio news programs
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Radio programs
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Credits RNZ Collection
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Plunket, Sean, Presenter
Walley, Allan, Editor
Corbett, Maree, Producer
Freeman, Lynn, Producer
Brennan, Stephanie, Producer
McLean, Georgina, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

Duration 02:02:04

Date 30 Nov 1998

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