Morning report. 1999-05-14

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0611 Māori NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY WORLD TRADE ORGN - DEAL - NZ govt offering deal to Mike Moore's main rival for director general's position, Thailand's Supachai Panitchpakdi. Deal which would secure Dr Supachai a senior WTO position now being seen in some capitals as only way of preventing contiuing division within WTO. Mike Moore i/ved. (Stephen Harris)
0620 RURAL NEWS ANIMAL NEGLECT - lifestyle block owners and hobby farmers emerge as main offenders in MAF figures. Enforcement Unit spokesman Ross Burnell puts trend down to increasing numbers of people adopting rural lifestyle without knowledge illegible go with it. (Kevin Ikin) CHICKEN FEED - MAF says it has no worried about practice of feeding rendered-down chicken offal back to poultry but poultry industry says it's reviewing practice because of consumer concerns. (Kevin Ikin) LAMB EXPORTS - U.S. - Australian deputy PM and Trade minister Tim Fisher threatening World Trade Orgn action over American proposals to penalise lamb imports from Australia and NZ. (AAP) DAIRY EXPORTS - U.S. - Trade minister Lockwood Smith condemns US announcement it will again roll over unused export subsidies for some dairy products into next financial year. He points out US is part of Cairns Group countries seeking elimination of subsidies. (Kevin Ikin) SHAREMILKER AWARD - Southland couple Dylan and Sheree Ditchfield win Sharemilker of Year Award contest. (Trudi Sheridan)
0625 SPORTS STORY RUGBY - live i/v with commentator John McBeth re upcoming Super 12 matches this weekend.
0635 NEWS STORY CERVICAL SCREENING - Health Funding Authority to announce today that govt is illegible extra $1.5 million a year into improving national screening programme. HFA says it's not directly linked to investigation into cervical smears examined by Gisborne pathologist Dr Michael Bottrill. Women in Gisborne area being offered free smear tests. (Heugh Chappell)
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS COMMODITY PRICES - ANZ Bank's index shows rise of 2.5% in average, cf fall of 1% in previous month. (Helen Matterson) TOWER CORPMN - path clear for conversion into publicly-listed company oafter last major legal hurdle disappears. Tyndall Australia has withdrawn appeal to Privy Council against demutualisation plan, says overwhelming support from Tower's 400,000 members for share give-away plan shows there's no point continuing to object. (Gyles Beckford) FINANCE/MARKETS MARKET REVIEW SECURITIES EXEMPTIONS - Securities Commission launches new service for investment companies and funds managers aimed at better understanding of why exemptions are granted from securities law. Commission will post exemption notes on website which explain in simple language why exemption granted or not. (Helen Matterson) SLOVAKIA keen to boost trade with NZ. Secretary for Foreign Trade, Peter Brno, leads first official delegation to NZ, says Slovakia keen to learn from NZ experience with deregulation and how small and medium sized companies can adapt and grow. (Gyles Beckford) MICROSOFT reportedly on prowl in Europe looking for investment opportunities with telecommunications and broadcasting companies. Industry analyst Victor Basta says move into small Swedish technology company is small start into something promising to be much bigger. (Gyles Beckford) AMERICA ONLINE internet company joins forces with 4 television and equipment companies, will use satellite television service with modem built into decoding boxes to provide internet and, later, high speed phone services. TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Saturn Communications says current Commerce Act review might provide opportunity to tighten controls on dominance in industry. Chief exec Jack Matthews says industry characterised by uncertainty caused by lack of effective control on Telecom's dominance.(q). (Helen Matterson) BUSINESS BRIEFS
0700 INTRO/NEWS illegible TRADE ORGN - DEAL - PM Jenny Shipley approves move to offer Thailand's Supachai Panitchpakdi a senior position at WTO, Mike Moore refusing to comment of offer but says he's picked up more support in last week; live i/v with Political editor Al Morrison; live i/v with Geneva correspondent Clare Doole. MISSING GIRL - AK police continue search for 12 year old Chong Liu, missing since Tuesday. Father Zheng Wai Liuw says she was enjoying her new homeland since arriving from China 6 months ago; live i/v with Det Sgt John Sutton. CERVICAL SCREENING - Health Funding Authority says almost half of govt's extra $1.5 million for screening programme will be spent on ensuring pathologists, laboratory staff, GPs, and other involved are meeting relevant standards and guidelines. Funding announcement follows internal review of screening programme. Live i/v with HFA general manager of Public Health, Betty Kill. KOSOVO - WITHDRAWAL - NATO dismissed reports of pull-out of 250 Serb soldiers from Kosovo, says it's found no evidence of any troop withdrawal. Correspondents on Kosovo-Serbia border reported seeing troops transported out of province aboard 5 buses and truck, but NATO's military spokesman Gen Walter Jertz says it's redeployment not withdrawal; i/v with Belgrade correspondent Jackie Rowland.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE SPY ROW - NZer Richard Tomlinson, who worked for Britain's service service MI6, is suspect in British govt investigation into internet website which identifies more than 100 serving officers. Spy writer Duncan Campbell says Mr Tomlinson threatening to publish names for some time; former Tory MP Rupert Alison, aka esponiage writer Nigel West, says it's disaster for British security; i/v with Mr Tomlinson's lawyer John Wadham. RUSSIA - IMPEACHMENT proceedings against President Yeltsin begin in Duma. 5 charges against him range from destroying Soviet Union to setting tanks on parliament in 1993. Defence argues opposition basing case on newspaper articles rather than solid legal arguments. I/v with correspondent Charles Maynes. (Mng Rpt) AUCKLAND TRANSPORT - City Council rejects plan for highway through city's eastern corridor in favour of improved rapid bus and train services. (Christine Cessford) CRICKET WORLD CUP about to start in London, opening match between England and Sri Lanka. I/v with correspondent Martin Crowe re how Sri Lanka looks in lead-up to opener. (Mng Rpt)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER WORLD TRADE ORGN - DEAL - NZ and Thai govts exchange cables over possible deal under which Thai candidate Supachai Panitchpakdi would become number 2 to former NZ prime minister Mike Moore. Live i/v with Terence O'Brien, former director of Centre for Strategic Studies, re possibility of deal succeeding. AUCKLAND TRANSPORT - City Council scraps plan for highway connecting eastern suburbs with central city in favour of developing rapid bus and train service in city and suburbs. I/v with transport committee chair Katherine Harland, and Alasdair Thomson, chief exec of Employers and Manfucaturers' Assn. EVEREST/MALLORY - Sir Edmund Hillary disgusted by publication of photographs of body of George Mallory by newspapers in Britain and Australia. Photos sold by organisers of trip to Everest to look for clues as to whether Mallory reached summit in 1924. Sir Edmund i/ved. (Mng Rpt) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS INTERNET LAW - case of Richard Tomlinson, former British MI6 officer, who's allegedly published names on internet of serving British intelligence officers, raises security issues over electronic publications such as those on Worldwide Web. Live i/v with internet law specialist Liz Longworth.
0830 NEWS/WEATHER ARTIFICIAL BLOOD may soon be available in NZ. Polymerised haemoglobin has advantages of no dangerous side-effects, no need of cross-matching blood types, illegible suppression of immune system and doesn't need refrigeration. AK surgeon Ian Civil tells Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' congress in AK that in some cases it's better than donated blood - he's i/ved. (Mng Rpt) WEST COAST WEATHER - West Coasters hoping weather extremes of last 12 months aren't taste of things to come. October floods devastated farms and homes in Buller, then extreme drought left water tanks dry and farmers desperate for rain. (Helen Shea) WEEKEND WEATHER with Steve Rawdon, Weather Workshop. SCHOOL UNIFORMS returning to some AK primary schools, increasing number of parents having second thoughts about policy. Some parents concerned about question of increased costs, while NZEI says schools using uniforms to promote image in community because of more competition among schools. (Mary-Jane Aggett) FRIDAY FEEDBACK OZ SPOT - live i/v with correspondent Donna Demaio. (heroin injecting rooms controversy; first Kosovar refugees arrive - volunteer interpreter allegedly sexually assaulted)

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Genre Radio news programs
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Credits RNZ Collection
Plunket, Sean, Presenter
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Corbett, Maree, Editor
McLean, Georgina, Producer
Holt, Monica, Producer
Inwood, Glenn, Producer
Freeman, Lynn, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)

Duration 02:02:28

Date 14 May 1999

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