6.30 NEWS. 22/09/1985
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The wage round: Unions reject employers’ offers. Assistant Finance Minister Richard Prebble’s statement that employers offer of 8% was reasonable has brought an angry reaction from the Drivers Union, saying it smacked of political interference.
There is no limit on the amount doctors can charge under the new children’s Medical Benefit Scheme. The Minister of Health said $5 is most that should charge for a consultation but it has been left to doctors to determine their own fees.
President Mitterand’s invitation to South Pacific Forum leaders to visit Mururoa likely to be rejected.
Murder of Takinini farmer : Police say Mr Warrell may have known his killers.
More trade and NZ help with the peace effort in the Iraq/Iran conflict was proposed today by Bahrein ‘s Foreign Minister. His excellency Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al-Khalif was speaking at a post state banquet press conference in Wellington.
More Soviet spy expulsions from Britain: A further six Russian diplomats have been ordered out of Britain for espionage activities.
South African defence forces attack SwAPO bases in Angola.
A massive reshuffle of the Chinese Communist Party strengthens the position of Chairman Deng Chou Peng and his reformist policies.
Auckland Regional Authority Chairman Fred Thomas is to stay in power after he used his casting vote to defeat a no confidence resolution.
Maori activist Eva Rickard arrives home after being expelled from Tahiti for taking part in a political demonstration.
The head of the Dunedin CIB investigating claims of sex ring has been transferred.
NZ Forest Service has destroyed thousands of pinus radiata seedlings. The seedlings are now not needed due to new planting techniques, which requires less trees per hectare, and a more vigorous strain of the tree.
Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre has fallen on hard times. The remaining actors and crew have been sacked . Interview with Aline Sandilands, the Fortune’s Chairwoman and Tony Taylor, the sacked Director.
Maintenance of the presidential sculptures on Mt Rusmore in the US.
High winds and heavy seas have damaged and sunk yachts on the Waitemata harbour. One concrete hull yacht was washed up on the rocks at Tamaki Drive. The vessel has been deemed unsalvageable.
Opponents of the Homosexual Law reform Bill have adopted new tactics which they claim will make them a new political force. The organisers of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens say they have gathered 800,000 signatures against the Bill and will release figures to each MP the number of their constituents who signed the petition. Interview with political scientist Barry Gustafson.
Northland Police fear for safety of missing woman
Children’s reaction to their burnt down class rooms in South Auckland .
Claims of domestic abuse at the Waiouru Army Camp. I nterview with the Camp’s commander Col Meldrum and with army social worker, Peter Bright.