EYEWITNESS NEWS. 13/09/1985

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Deputy PM , Geoffrey Palmer , leaves for ANZUS talks in Washington. Hard on the heels of Opposition Leader Jim McClay.
Official Advisory body advises South African Government to abolish pass laws.
French President Mitterand faces problems on his trip to Mururoa Atoll labeled “provocative” by both Australia and New Zealand. He had to change aircraft when the first Concorde he was about to leave Paris on developed mechanical problems. He then stopped off in French Iguana to watch the launching of a rocket which had to be blown up after liftoff.
Search called off for four missing yacht crew members off Kapiti Island. Wreckage from the missing yacht “Sequoia II “has washed up on the Kapiti Coast
PM , Minister of Health and nine Government MPs visit Middlemore Hospital in an attempt to solve building fund problem.
Scuffles with marchers in Wellington in favour of homosexual law reform.
Race Relations conciliator Hiwi Tauroa is disappointed that his application for another year in the job has been turned down by the Government.

Current affairs.
A leading authority on United States nuclear strategy believes NZ can assess whether US navy ships are carrying nuclear arms. Dr Desmond Ball of the Australian National University in Canberra is interviewed.
Rugby Union says no chance of live television broadcast of Ranfurly Shield clash between Auckland and Canterbury. Interview with NZRFU spokesman Russ Thomas.
Auckland vs. Canterbury Ranfurly Shield game: Battle of two coaches and two cities. Background to the two teams’ preparation for the big game. Interview with opposing coaches John Hart and Alex Wylie and former Auckland coach Fred Allen.

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Year 1985

Reference number F86286

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:27:48

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington