Morning report. 1999-08-06

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0611 NEWS STORY SAMOA - ASSASSINATION - 2 of 3 men charged with murder of Works minister Laugalau Levaula Kamu die to appear in court today. One man unidentified by police, other is son of Women's Affairs minister Leafa Vitale. 3rd man is Mr Levaula's predecessor Toi Aukuso. PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says whole matter in hands of police. (Eric Frykberg); live i/v with NZ High Commissioner Mac Price. CANCER STRATEGY - Health ministry says it won't commit to a national strategy to fight cancer as it wants evidence such a project would be better than present approach. Proposed strategy is focus of 2-day workshop in WN, with expoerts says strategy would bring together different groups dealing with cancer and focus on finding out why NZ has higher rate of cancer than most other developed countries. (Catherine Harris)
0620 RURAL NEWS DAIRY BIOTECHNOLOGY - Dairy Board announces 60% boost in spending on biotechnology research to find ways of improving productivity by investigating genetic structure of cows and pastures. Research and Development manager kevin Marshall says investment vital for Board to keep abreast of competitors. (Paul Diamond) WOOL SALE - merino and mid-micron wools in strong demand at first South Island sale of season in CH; chief exec of Wool Exporters' Council, Nick Nicholson, says first 2 sales of season positive for exporters with prices significantly higher than at close of last season. (Diana Leufkens) ROMNEY - new body set up to market wool and other products from Romney sheep already starting to set up contracts that will pay farmers better prices. Romeny Breeders' Assn inspired by Merino NZ example, establishes new commercial arm. Romney NZ convenor David Giddings says while initial focus is on wool, it will eventually expand marketing push to include meat and pelts as well. (Kevin Ikin)
0625 SPORTS STORY RUGBY - wounded South African side dogged by injury and selection problems plays All Blacks this weekend. Live i/v with commentator John McBeth.
0635 NEWS STORY BRITAIN - FORCED MARRIAGES - govt sets up working party to investigate forced marriages, believed to affect thousands of men and women of Asian background. Live i/v with correspondent Alistair Wanklyn. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS MANA MāORI RESOURCES - economist Brian Easton disagrees with Crown stand on resources not mentioned specifically in Treaty of Waitangi, such as broadcasting frequencies. TRAFFIC REPORT
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS FLETCHER CHALLENGE pressing on with planned sale of paper division to subsidiary Fletcher Challenge, despite opposition from group of Canadian investment funds with significant stakes in company. Comment from Barry Akers; Canadian investment funds less than open about why they oppose deal and what they want. I/v with Jade Hemeon, spokesperson for Trimark Investment Management, largest of opposing group. (Gyles Beckford) ERNEST ADAMS - GOODMAN FIELDER raises takeover bid from $2.30 to $2.35, says this is within range stated as fair in independent appraisal report. Key institutional shareholders controlling 80% of Ernest Adams have already signalled willingness to sell to Goodmans. (Helen Matterson) FINANCE/MARKETS MARKET REVIEW CARTER HOLT HARVEY cautiously optimistic about short-term future, posts flat first quarter profit of $13 million, up just $1 milion on June quarter last year. Chief exec Chris Liddell comments. (Helen Matterson) RESERVE BANK - LABOUR PARTY - some finance market players still trying to fathom party's latest statements on Reserve Bank and exchange rate, question whether Labour wants Bank to exercise more direct control on value of dollar. Comment from Ulf Schoefisch, Deutsche Bank, and Labour's Finance spokesperson Michael Cullen. (Gyles Beckford) BUSINESS BRIEFS AUSTRALIA - BETTING SCHEME promoted in NZ and Australia taken to court, authorities warn investors to beware. Enterprise Solutions 2000 advertisements suggested earnings of up to $8,000 per month on what is essentially an investment. (Helen Matterson)
0700 INTRO/NEWS SAMOA - ASSASSINATION - one of men charged with murder of Works minister is MP and former cabinet minister Toi Aukuso Cain, who's been remanded in custody. Murder has shocked Samoa, with 2 of the 3 arrested men coming from highest levels of society. (Eric Frykberg); i/v with Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira, leader of Samoan community in NZ re its reactions. (Mng Rpt) U.S. - ALABAM SHOOTING - gunman kills 3 people in 2 office buildings in small city of Pelham. Incident comes only week after Atlanta shootings. 34 year old man captured after high speed chase and brief scuffle. Live i/v with Washington correspondent Robin Brandt. SWITZERLAND - FATAL ACCIDENT - memorial service held in Interlaken for victims of canyoning tragedy. I/v with correspondent Clare Doole. ANSETT STRIKE - pilots begin 24 hour strike in protests at proposed new employment contract conditions. Around 100 flights cancelled and thousands of passengers re-booked on other flights. Live report from Mark Torley at WN airport. MILLENNIUM CONCERT in Gisborne's future known today. Question mark over whether concert will go ahead in original form. (Heugh Chappell) CRICKET - despite rain disrupted day, NZ reduces England to 108 for 5 at close illegible on first day of 3rd test. I/v with NZ coach Steve Rixon. (Mng Rpt)
0730 NEWS/WEATHER NZ PAPERS TRAFFIC REPORT FINANCE UPDATE RUGBY - All Blacks take on South Africa in Pretoria this weekend. I/v with vice captain Jeff Wilson. (Mng Rpt) GERMANY - EBOLA - man returned from West Africa in worsening condition in Berlin hospital isolation ward as he battles what doctors say could be killer ebola virus. 2-metre high fence built around isolation ward, patrolled by security guards. Live i/v with correspondent Philip Crookes. ASIA - FLOODS - PHILIPPINES- rescue workers still at site of huge landslide in Manila. (John McLean); CHINA - flooding kills more than 700 people, 5.5 million evacuated from homes. Situation would have been worse without dike repairs begun after last year's Yangtze River flooding. I/v with correspondent Tom O'Byrne.(Mng Rpt) INDIA - TRAIN CRASH - 5 railway officials suspended and fresh investigation ordered into collision. I/v with correspondent Savi Choudhrey. (Mng Rpt)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER SAMOA - ASSASSINATON - 3rd arrest. Man to appear in court today, not yet named. I/v with PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. (Mng Rpt) CANCER TREATMENT - head of Australia's national cancer control group, Prof Robert Burton, concerned at way Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital released research showing Lyprinol killed cancer cells in laboratory tests. He's in NZ for workding on cancer strategy - i/ved live. SOUTH AFRICA - RUGBY - important battle looming for future of sport. Tomorrow chief exec of South African Rugby Union, Rian Oberholzer, chairs meeting where implementation of quota system will be recommended. System would see 3 black players per team for domestic competition, the Currie Cup, move opposed by many provinces. (Corin Dann) KOSOVO - SERBS FLEE ethnically mixed villages for relative safety of purely Serb ones. Correspondent Jackie Rowland says KFOR has difficult job acting as de facto police force in province - i/ved. (Mng Rpt) HOPE/SMART MURDERS - rest day for jury today. Judge grants Crown and defence requests for day out of court to prepare for next stage of case. Court reporter Merle Nowland i/ved live on this week's evidence. TRAFFIC REPORT
0830 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS SEX - YOUNG MEN - Youth Affairs minister Tony Ryall launches new strategy aimed at educating young men after research showed surprising level of ignorance about sex, that many didn't know how to use a condom or that it prevented pregnancy. Comment also from Stephen Bell of Youthline, Gil Greer, Family Planning Assn, and Kevin Hague, Aids Fndn. (Mary-Jane Aggett) PANGURU SCHOOL - 6 months after disastrous Far North floods, job of moving and rebuilding Panguru school still not finished and bill shaping up to be double initial estimate of $2 million. Comment from Les Camage, Education ministry's Northland office. (Lois Williams) WEEKEND WEATHER INTERNATIONAL PAPERS RUSSIA - ELECTION ALLIANCE - top regional leaders forge powerful alliance to contest parliamentary elections expected in December, offers leadership to Yevgeny Primakov, who was sacked as PM by President Yeltsin earlier in year. I/v with correspondent Andrew Harding.(Mng Rpt) FRIDAY FEEDBACK OZ SPOT - live i/v with Phil Kafcaloudes. (Olmpics rows - resignation/ rest days; GM food labelling; WA random breath testing inside hotels)

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