6.30 NEWS & TOP HALF. 09/04/1985

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News, current affairs, sport and weather.

Main stories:
Government spells out its position to the Rugby Union in regards to the All Black tour in the form of an open letter from Geoffrey Palmer. Dr Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian President spells out the concern African nations have with the proposed all Black tour to South Africa. Lange continues his tour of Africa.
Overhaul of National Party in the wake of last years election defeat.
Guidelines and schemes are being developed by the Government and teachers to help schools ease out of the use of corporal punishment. Interview with Arch Gilchrist, Education Department.
Large collection of Māori taonga held at the British Museum including the Governor Gray Collection. Questions are asked over the repatriation of these items or the possibility of loaning the collection for a planned Maori Arts Centre.
Concern for Haemophiliacs who may have contracted the AIDS virus. Interview with Dr David Heaton, haematologist.

Top Half:
Report on John Minto who is gearing up for the coming conflict over the proposed All Black tour to South Africa.
A Group of Auckland businessmen are attempting to force a poll over the continuation of the Aotea Centre development. Interview with John Laing, poll committee spokesman and Dame Cath Tizard, the Auckland City Mayor.

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Year 1985

Reference number F57593

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 6:30 NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:59:01

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Presenter: Philip Sherry
Presenter: Richard Long
Presenter: Judy Bailey
Presenter: John Hawkesby