EYE WITNESS NEWS. THURSDAY 30/10/1986

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News and Current Affairs.

Main Stories:
The report of the Royal Commission into Broadcasting was released today. Speakers: Prof Robert Chapman (Commission Chairman), Warren Mayne (Media Commentator).

Federated Farmers President Peter Elworthy and Energy Minister Bob Tizard are interviewed about State Coal’s recent action on a Huntly farm.

New Zealand’s biggest contributor to the space age, Dr William Pickering, has serious doubts that the United States “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative will ever work. Speaker: Sir William Pickering (Former NASA Head).

A report on allegations linking Syria with terrorism.

Researchers in the United States believe they are close to finding a cure for Huntington’s disease.

News Summary:
Federated Farmers has intervened in the row over the State Coal Mines raid on a Huntly West farm. Drillers cut through fences early yesterday morning to get on to the property and begin exploration for coal, and the legality of the invasion is now being questioned. Speaker: Richard Wright (Farmers’ Representative).

The report of the Royal Commission on Broadcasting was released today and contains a number of recommendations designed to guide broadcasting through to the next century. One of the key proposals is increasing the broadcasting licence. Speaker: Nigel Dick (BCNZ Chief Executive).

Former Federation of Labour President Tom Skinner has described the current state of the organisation as leaderless.

The fishing industry claims the Government’s latest catch quota system could put as many as 200 small operators out of business.

Foreign fishing in Britain.

AIDS campaign in the United States.

British embassy closure in Syria.

The Belinda Trainor Trust has unanimously supported a decision to withdraw a $30,000 donation to Wellington heart transplant patient Des Tucker, but the Trustees won’t say why.

New Zealand’s balance of payments deficit peaked last month at the highest figure for nearly two years.

Finance news.

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Year 1986

Reference number F132203

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:48:23

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington