6.30 NEWS AND TOP HALF 24/09/1985
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Move towards reconciliation with France. Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer has had a meeting with the French External Relations Minister Roland Dumas in New York . Prime Minister Lange says forum needs to be established to advance claims against France. Reconciliation depends on fate of two French agents in NZ custody.
French political reaction to decision to hold a Parliamentary enquiry into Rainbow Warrior bombing.
Presentation of anti-homosexual law reform petition to Parliament. Interviews with bill sponsor Fran Wide MP and opponent Graham Lee MP.
Secondary teachers in Southland took strike action today and have threatened to repeat the move until the end of October.They are protesting about the shortage of teachers.
Weakening US dollar drives up the NZ dollar.
The toll of Mexico’s three days of earthquakes has been confirmed as 3,000 with 4,000 people still missing. Rescue work continues and survivors are still being found five days after the first quake.
Debate continues over live sheep exports. Farmers wanting the trade to continue took their demands Parliament today. Yesterday freezing workers put the opposing case to the Government.
Wage round thrown into confusions when talks on the vital metal trades’ award broke down.
Former MP John Kirk due to appear in the Wellington District Court on insolvency charges. Final arrangements have been made for his extradition from the US.
District Court judges met in Wellington today to discuss how the new Criminal Justice Act will work.
Blood donor testing for AIDS has been delayed for at least another month.
Manufacturers of GOLDAIR heaters, PDL Industries, have offered to fit a secondary safety device after warnings that they are a fire hazard.
Auckland Star to replace its Saturday edition with a Sunday one.
End of special employment scheme worries Lands and Survey park rangers in Otago. They say without the scheme they will be unable to deal with threats to reserves and valuable grazing land from invasive exotic species.
Owner of charter launch “ Tirau” , which was damaged in Rainbow Warrior bombing, seeks compensation after insurance company refuses to pay out.
Restoration of the schooner “R Tucker Thompson”.
TAB has placed its agencies in Auckland at the top of the security list after a spate of robberies. Interviews with Andrea Keeble of the Northern Clerical Workers Union and with Ross Sparks TAB Security Manager.
Two men injured when newly constructed concrete block wall falls through neighbouring property.
Couple celebrate 69 years wedding anniversary.