Morning report. 1999-03-31

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0611 Māori NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY KOSOVO - WITHDRAWAL - President Milosevic says he's ready to withdraw some forces when NATO strikes stop. Refugee crisis continues with estimated 118,000 ethnic Albanians fleeing country. Live i/v with London correspondent Alistair Wanklin.
0620 RURAL NEWS INSOLVENCY BILL - Fed Farmers says unless Personal Properties Securities Bill is changed, farmers and growers won't be adequately protected if buyers of their products go out of business. President Malcolm Bailey says farmers should illegible able to negotiate with processors to secure goods which have not yet been paid for. (Diana Leufkens) POULTRY RISK - MAF says stringent safegurads will have to be put in place before chicken meat can be imported here. Agricultural secutiry manager Stuart MacDiarmid says MAF's identified half dozen bird diseases for which specific safeguards will be reqired. (Kevin Ikin) DAIRY MERGER - Kiwi Dairy Co welcomes preliminary Commerce Commission ruling it would authorise merger between Kiwi and South Island Dairy Co-op. Determination says public benefits would outweigh any detrimental effects. SIDCO has already opted for merger with NZ Dairy Group. (Kevin Ikin) POISONED CATTLE - Northland contractor compensates Hokianga farmers for cattle killed by 1080 poison in aftermath of January floods. Floods destroyed fences, allowing cattle to stray into area where poison laid to kill possums. (Lois Williams) ANCHOR FACTORY- Anchor Dairy Co loses bid to have Tainui pay its court costs after failed attempt by iwi to stop expansion of factory at Te Rapa. Environment Court tules in favour of Anchor but refuses to order costs saying Anchor failed to make genuine attempt to agree on costs. (Andrew McRae)
0625 SPORTS STORY AUSTRALIAN SPORT - i/v with correspondent Tim Gavel. (Manly rugby league team calls former star Cliff Lyons out of retirement)
0635 NEWS STORY Māori CASES - HIGH COURT to release today decisions on 2 high profile cases. In AK Justice Anderson will deliver decision on injunction brought against Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission, and in WN High Court resumes for special early sitting in Waikato-Tainui bid to stop ECNZ split-up. Live i/v with Māori Issues correspondent Chris Wikaira.
0642 MANA NEWS FISHING ASSETS - Fisheries Commission's Robin Hapi defends allocation model. NEW Māori MAGAZINE Tu Mai produced by Te Kuiti publisher. TE KOOTI - commemmoration in Gisborne, hopes of healing bad feeling still surrounding him.
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS U.S. - DOW JONES Index reaches and stays above 10,000 mark for first time; Federal Reserve meets amid expectations it will leave interest rates unchanged perhaps for rest of year. Live i/v with Wall St correspondent Richard Quest. FINANCE/MARKETS MARKET REVIEW BUSINESS CONFIDENCE - slightly fewer respondents to National Bank's March survey expect better times ahead cf previous month. Many indicators held at last month's levels. (Helen Matterson) ELECTRONIC SHARES - Commerce minister Max Bradford being lobbied to change law so companies can send information to shareholders electronically rather than on paper. I T Capital wants firms to have option of alerting shareholders by email or fax to what's on company Internet web site. (Helen Matterson) RESTAURANT BRANDS to close and relocate some outlets as part of rationalisation plan. Chair Bill Falconer tells annual meeting consumer downturn of 1998-8 led to unsatisfactory results. (Helen Matterson) BUSINESS BRIEFS

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0700 INTRO/NEWS KOSOVO - RUSSIAN PM Yevgeny Primakov and President Milosevic meet in Belgrade. Serb TV broadcasts official summary of Mr Milosevic's offer to NATO to pull back some forces when air strikes stop; live i/v with reporter Malcolm Brown in Macedonian capital Skopje; European and NATO leaders says proposals Mr Primakov illegible obtained from President Milosevic provide no basis for end to offensive against Yugoslavia. NATO spokesman Dr Spyros Philippos comments; live i/v with diplomat Vladimir Andreyev at Russian embassy in London. KOSOVO - REFUGEES - busloads of shocked and terrified Kosovars pouring into Albanian capital Tirana, thousands more expected in coming days as govt officials and aid agencies struggle to spread refugees generally arriving in reasonable health - asked how they're faring emotionally. (Mng Rpt) GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - Australian and NZ Health ministers extend deadline for testing foods which contain genetically engineered ingredients by 12 months. Decision means hundreds of untested foods can remain on supermarket shelves in meantime. Comment from Brenda Cuttress, Food Manufacturers' Assn, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle, and Consumers' Inst chief exec David Russell. (Bryan Crump); live i/v with Health minister Wyatt Creech and Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE FACE PEEL - distributor of cosmetic product Exoderm Lift, associated with death of CH woman Leana Steven, may be prosecuted by Health ministry. Ms Steven died from heart problems after having product used on her at CH clinic by doctor. Live i/v with Health correspondent Rae Lamb and Medical Assn chair Anton Wiles. FIRE SERVICE- D-DAY for Commission chair Roger Estall and Fire Service senior management to come up with detailed restructuring plan that can be agreed upon and implemented. United MP Peter Dunne says differences between them are irreconcilable and Mr Estall must go. Comment also from Derek Best, union secretary. (Corinne Ambler); Internal Affairs minister Jack Elder decline i/v request. Mr Estall not prepared to talk about the plan or anything else at this stage. Chief exec Jean Martin and National Fire Cdr Ken Harper also not commenting. TEACHER TRAINING institutions concerned at criticisms by Education minister Nick Smith who wants Education Review Office to review teacher training after complaints from principals, boards and new teachers. I/v with Dr Smith and Ian Hall, head of Ch College of Education. (Mng Rpt) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS
0800 NEWS/WEATHER KOSOVO - REFUGEES - NATO says Yugoslav forces inflicting "modern day great terror" comparable with Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia. Andrea Angeli, spokesperson for Orgn for Security and Co-operation in Europe, says close to 10,000 Kosovars have fled to Albania - i/ved. (Mng Rpt) KOSOVO - NATO rejects pledge by President Milosevic to withdraw some forces if NATO ends air strikes, say they want action not words. Air strikes continue around clock but correspondent Jim Bitterman, at Aviano air base in Italy, says second phase is proving impractical - i/ved live. DRIVING LICENSES - Automobile Assn says new licence regime unfair on young and old. New photo licences, renewable every 10 years, cost $30 but full licences for new drivers go up by $100 to $250 and from age 75 people will have to pay $36 for licence every 5 years. Live i/v with AA public affairs director George Fairbairn; live i/v with Transport minister Maurice Willliamson. WORLD TRADE APPOINTMENT - former NZ PM Mike Moore reportedly closing gap on favoured contender for top job, Thailand's Supachai Panitchpakdi. I/v with WTO spokesperson Keith Rockwell, says decision expected tonight NZ time. (Mng Rpt)
0830 NEWS/WEATHER CRICKET - yesterday's stormy weather in WN forces rematch between NZ and South Africa, last of 6 one-dayers. Live i/v with commentator Martin Crowe. LAKE ALICE PATIENTS - govt decides to defend allegations of mistreatment in 1970s in court. More than 100 former wards of state seeking compensation, claim they were punished with beatings, injections of painful drugs and electric shock treatment. Labour leader Helen Clark says govt is forcing victims to relive their horror. Comment also from complainants'lawyer Grant Cameron, Health minister Wyatt Creech and former Health minister Bill English. (Stephen Harris) MALAYSIA - ANWAR TRIAL - 5 month long trial on corruption charges of former Finance minister Anwar Ibrahim enters final stage. Correspondent Simon Ingram says Anwar expected to be found guilty even as lawyers fight on his behalf-i/ved. (Mng Rpt) APEC - CHRISTCHURCH gears up for next month's Small and Medium Enterprise, or SME, Forum, first in series of APEC meetings being hosted in NZ. CH community leaders see it as perfect place to showcase region to world. Comment from Jade Gil Simpson, Peter Townsend, Employers' Chamber of Commerce, Commerce minister Max Bradford, Forum chair Bruce Irvine, and trade activist Aziz Choudry. (Lauren McKenzie) MEXICO - MONEY LAUNDERING - 3 of Mexico's biggest banks in court in Los Angeles on charges of laundering drug money. Case follows 3 year investigation by US undercover agents. Live i/v with correspondent James Blears. FACE PEEL - treatment used on CH woman who died included phenol. Hugh Maslen, illegible Sc, sens fax saying common name for it is carbolic acid.

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

Duration 02:02:17

Date 31 Mar 1999

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