Morning report. 1999-03-29

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0611 Māori NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY KOSOVO - AIR STRIKES - NATO PLANE DOWN - US Pentagon investigating how Stealth F1 17 plane went down in Yugoslavia as Day 4 of NATO bombing ending and phase 2 of assault beginning. Daylight raids carried out around Belgrade. (Jessie Brandon)
0620 RURAL NEWS U.S. LAMB EXPORTS - NZ meat industry has to wait up to 2 months before it knows whether US govt will proceed with recommended restrictions on lamb trade. US International Trade CCommission recommending 20% tariff on lamb imports from Australia and NZ. (Kevin Ikin) DAIRY FARM WORKERS - industry increasingly looking overseas for farm workers because it can't find NZ staff. Shortage so acute that recruitment companies have approval to bring in more than 100 foreign dairy workers this year. Comment from John Regan, who runs a Cambridge recruitment comapny. (Kevin Ikin) ACC - RURAL GPs trying to address concerns about new ACC law which they say increases their administration costs and leaves them more vulnerable to bad debts; ACC minister Murray McCully replies to comments. (q). (Diana Leufkens)
0625 SPORTS STORY WEEKEND SPORT - NZ teams lost eveything - cricket, rugby 7s, Super 12. Live i/v with Gary Ahern.
0635 NEWS STORY ASTHMA EDUCATION - Asthma and Respiratory Fndn survey of all GPs and hospitals on asthma treatment finds many sufferers are ending up in hospital unnecessarily, finds number could be cut back dramatically if Health Funding Authority put more money into training asthma educators. Live i/v with Ian Town, Fndn spokesman and CH Hospital respiratory physician.
0642 MANA NEWS TREATY ISSUES - Education minister Nick Smith responds to comments that he's responsible for ensuring school-leavers have good grasp of NZ history and treaty issues.
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS SKY CITY share sale by Brierley Investments over-subscribed and nets and $476 million. All applications scaled back with all retail and Brierley shareholders who applied being guaranteed minimum parcel of 500 shares; Brierley exec chair Sir Selwyn Cushing says company will clear more than $200 million on sale and debt position will improve considerably as result of sale. (Gyles Beckford) POSSIBLE MERGER - SINGAPORE AIRLINES says it wants to talk to Air NZ about possible merger. Chief exec Choeng Choong Kong says such a move is attractive but complicated and would take time. He makes no mention of whether Air NZ might block Singapore Airline's proposed buy-out of News Corp' shalf stake in Ansett Australia. (Gyles Beckford) FINANCE/MARKETS WEEK AHEAD MILLENNIUM ECONOMY - NZIER survey finds consensus among economic forecasters is for rosy outlook. (Helen Matterson) TAX DECISIONS - Appeal Court deals IRD defeats and costs it more than $100 million. First action involved successful appeal by Tasman Forestry concerning tax payable on $105 million of timber in late 80s, with Appeal Court ruling Tasman liable for far less tax than IRD assessed. Second case cocnerned taxability of gains made by National Insurance when it sold shareholding in South Pacific Merchant Finance. Price WaterhouseCoopers tax partner John Shewan says there wers some significant aspects to decisions, says National Insurance decison another refusal to accept tax on capital gains. (Gyles Beckford) STOCK PICKING - investors advised to get to grips with "art" of stock picking as more public floats come on offer. Managing director of Fisher Funds Management, Carmel Fisher, says fundamental techniques of how to evaluate a company, earnings and growth rate are being forgotten. (Helen Matterson) BUSINES BRIEFS

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0700 INTRO/NEWS KOSOVO - HUMANITARIAN DISASTER unfolds. NATO says Yugoslavia has stepped up campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide, also reports of ethnic Albanians being force-marched out of region. Comment from NATO spokesman Dr Jamie Sead; Yugoslav deputy PM Vuk Draskevic denies knowledge of atrocities; live i/v with London correspondent Dominic Waghorn about resumed NATO air strikes. KOSOVO - REFUGEES - World Vision spokesman for Eastern Europe, Kevin Cook, says there's steady flow of people crossing border into Macedonia. KOSOVO - AIR STRKES - British Air Commodore David Wilby says NATO hitting more illegible Kosovo over past few days, says NATO just beginning to enter phase 2; spokesman Dr Spiros Philippas explains why NATO has broadened attack; live i/v with correspondent Jim Bitterman at Aviano air base in Italy, main departure point over past 4 nights for NATO air strikes; comment from President Clinton. ESCAPED PRISONER - AK police angry at having to recapture Cass Mei. Mei escaped from Rangipo prison in February, was recaptured on Friday March 26, taken to hospital because of asthma attack, allowed to have cigarette outside and escaped again. Live i/v with Det Sgt Neil Grimstone, Counties Manukau police; Mei's guards were Mt Eden prison staff - live i/v with prison's general manager Brendan Moynihan.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE BRIERLEY SUED - former BIL chair Bob Matthew suing for defamation, says comments were made at time of his departure in 1998. Hearing starts today in closed session at High Court in WN. Live i/v with Business editor Gyles Beckford. FIRE SERVICE - RESTRUCTURING - Commission has 3 days left to convince govt it can implement workable restructuring plan. Chair Roger Estall still at odds with senior managers over accord chief exec Jean Martin negotiated in secret with union. Live i/v with reporter Corinne Ambler and Political editor Al Morrison. ASTHMA EDUCATION - Asthma and Respiratory Fndn calls for more funding for asthma education to curb rising number of hospital admissions for people with condition. Comment from sufferer Marilyn Mason, David Clarke of Middlemore Hosptial, Ian Town of Asthma Fndn and Win Bennett, Health Funding Authority.(Caitlin Cherry) MONDAY OZ SPOT - live i/v with correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (demonstrations against NATO air strikes; One Nation wins 9% in NSW state elections)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER KOSOVO - AIR STRIKES - 5th night of intensified air strikes under way, NATO targetting ground forces in Kosovo in response to what it says is policy of "ethnic cleansing" by Serbs on ethnic Albanians. Live i/v with London correspondent Dominic Waghorn. KOSOVO - MOSCOW ATTACK - police and gunmen exchange shots in front of US embassy after attackers try to fire grenade launcher at building, sending anti-NATO protestors diving for cover. I/v with Moscow correspondent Jamie Coomarasamy. (Mng Rpt) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS FRANCE - TUNNEL FIRE - police continue grim process of trying to identify charred remains of at least 40 people who died in fire in Mont Blanc tunnel. Fire took 2 days to control, broke out in Belgian truck carrying flour and margarine. Live i/v with Paris correspondent Catherine Field. Māori CASES IN COURT - two high profice cases go before High Court this week urban Māori groups and Māori Council in court in AK seeking injuction against Fisheries Commission over plans to allocate Māori fishing assets. Waikato-Tainui tribe in court tomorrow in WN seeking injuction to stop split-up of ECNZ. Live i/v with Māori Issues correspondent Chris Wikaira.
0830 NEWS/WEATHER SWEETWATERS BENEFIT - backstage workers at failed Sweetwaters festival will be first to be paid from takings of The Big Bill benefit concert held in AK over weekend. Artists included The Feelers, Exponents, Dave Dobbyn, Finn brothers and US band Semisonic. (Christine Cessford); live i/v with organiser Ian McGann. SOCCER CUP - British soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton in NZ as England's World Cup ambassador, lobbying for England's bid to host World Cup in 2006. He's i/ved live. TROLLEY BUSES - vintage trolley buses from around NZ converge on central WN as capital celebrates 50 years of trolley transport. (Bryan Crump) KOSOVO - AIR STRIKES - GREECE - public outrage at NATo strikes sees thousands of protestros targetting US and British embassies. Live i/v with correspondent Louis Economopoulos.

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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 02:02:28

Date 29 Mar 1999

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