EYE WITNESS NEWS. 23/09/1985

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French Prime Minister admits saboteurs of Rainbow Warrior acted on orders. Monsieur Lauran Fabius has called for a full Parliamentary enquiry into the affair. French Television has revealed that documents released so far show that the personal military aide of President Mitterand released the funds for the operation.

Prime Minister Lange says payment of damages by France likely.

NZ Police say the latest developments in Paris won’t affect their preparations for the trial of the two French agents in custody. Detective Superintendent Galbraith as the French admission is not admissible in court.

Mexican earthquake disaster: death toll over 3,500. International aid floods in, including sniffer dogs. Search for missing continues.

US to review ANZUS pact. Prime Minister Lange takes an optimistic view.

Wage talks continue. None of the trend setting awards has been settled.

Petition against homosexual law reform presented to Parliament.

Safety warning about “Goldair” heaters from Consumers Institute and the Ministry of Energy.

In South Africa Reverend Allan Boesak attacks Apartheid shortly after being released from prison.

US Dollar summit: finance ministers of Franc, Germany, Britain and Japan have agreed an an attempt to push down the high US Dollar.

Queen Street parade welcomes the Ranfurly Shield back to Auckland.

Current affairs
The battle over plans to demolish the Wellington Club building. Interviews with the building’s architect Roger Walker, architectural historian Dr Russell Walden and Deputy Mayor Gavin Walker.

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Year 1985

Reference number F57731

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:28:33

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

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