6.30 NEWS AND TOP HALF. 24/07/1985

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Rainbow Warrior Bombing: arrested couple charged with murder, conspiracy to commit arson and wilful damage with explosives. The couple have been remanded in custody. Arrangements made for refloating the stricken vessel.
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A new ship has been donated to Greenpeace in London. The “Gondwana” at 1000 tons will be the biggest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet. She is not intended to replace the “Rainbow Warrior” but will be coming to the Southern Ocean to establish a base in the Antarctic.

NZ may have its first locally contracted case of AIDS. The Heath Dept. says the man, a Wellington homosexual, has not been overseas but this is disputed by a Gay Task force spokesman.

Armed man who held up couple at Havelock North restaurant remanded in custody.

Split between ex PM Sir Robert Muldoon and National Party leader Roger McClay widens. Interview with Sir Robert.

NZ dollar reaches new high due to low US dollar and high NZ interest rates.

Protest against hospital closure in Hokitika.

1000 pro-rugby people march through Masterton.

Archbishop Tutu threatens to leave South Africa if Blacks do not stop burning to death other Blacks. He was addressing crowds at funerals.

1000 helmeted demonstrators and riot police clash in Tokyo over the extension of Narita airport.

Soviet icebreaker about to rescue one of its country’s supply ships trapped in Antarctic pack ice.

Plan to drastically reduce smoking: Government commissioned report recommends five year plan to end tobacco companies sponsorship of sport and to ban smoking in workplaces and restaurants.

West Coast coal sanctioned for Huntly power station but may be too expensive.

Maori challenge to Auckland Hospital Board appeals committee over employment decision.

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Industrial action throughout public service over staff shortages and pay rates.

Concern for safety of Hawera woman who has disappeared when driving to the Waikato.

Rugby League in secondary schools.

Song composed for the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.

Archbishop Tutu warns Blacks in South Africa that their continuing violence may convince the world they are not ready for freedom.

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Year 1985

Reference number F85012

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 6:30 NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:57:33

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington