EYEWITNESS NEWS. 24/09/1985

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NZ and France edging towards a diplomatic settlement over the Rainbow Warrior affair. The Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer has met the French External Relations Minister Roland Dumar in New York. Reparations and the future of the French agents in NZ would have been likely topics. Interviews with Mr Palmer and the Prime Minister David Lange. Also interviewed is Peter Williams of the Criminal Bar Association on the possibility of trade off between reparations and the fate of the agents.
Wage talks break down: Engineering Union ends talks in Wellington. Future of the whole award system may be at risk according to Employers’ advocate Peter Carroll. Talks with the other trend setter, the Electrical Workers Union, are continuing.
In Auckland nurses have voted for Industrial action unless there are meaningful negotiations on their pay claim by 7 October. Interview with Adrian Nicholson of the Nurses Association.
Scuffling broke out when the anti homosexual law reform petition was presented to Parliament.
Auckland Star to produce Sunday edition.
International efforts to drive down the US dollar has lowered the NZ dollar.
Search for those missing continues in Mexico City after devastating earthquake claims over 3,000 lives.

Current Affairs
The political damage of the Rainbow Warrior affair to the Mitterand Government. Interviews with “Le Point” journalist Philippe Chatenay and with former Socialist Minister Jean-Pierre Cot.

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Year 1985

Reference number F87268

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:26:19

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington