6.30 NEWS AND TOP HALF 26/09/1985

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The Prime Minister David Lange said there will be no bargaining with the French over the two captive agents but he has refused to rule out that they could be deported to France after their trial. Meanwhile the Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer has had another meeting in New York with the French Minister of External Relations Roland Dumar to discuss compensation.
French Prime Minister Fabius has admitted the authority to finance the Rainbow Warrior bombing came from his office but the mission was presented purely as an intelligence gathering operation and today he put the sole blame for the bombing on the former Defence Minister Charles Ernou and the sacked head of the DGSE, the French secret service Admiral Lacoste. Mr Fabius promised France would pay compensation promptly to the family of the Greenpeace crew member killed in the bombing.
French cabinet holding a crisis meeting over the Rainbow Warrior affair. New head of DGSE appointed .
Enquiry to be held at the DGSE into who leaked information to the media .
Crucial wage talks in Wellington rocked today by news that the Government has drafted regulations to prevent a high wage settlement.
Former Cabinet Minister Colin McLachlan dies.
The Government has agreed to guarantee the Meat Board’s finances for the coming season.
Opposition criticises delay in setting up AIDS testing for blood donors.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to visit NZ next year.
Confusion in New Caledonia over three bomb explosions.
Explosion in Rome injures 14 people. Palestinian admits responsibility.
American Secretary of State Schultz and his Soviet counterpart have had talks in New York in preparation for their leaders’ summit meeting in November.
Britain has joined European partners in imposing political and military sanctions on South Africa.
Stewart Island County Council has approved new ferry for Foveaux Strait.
Te Maori exhibition to be displayed in NZ next June.
Oil exploration off South Island’s East Coast.

Top Half
Measles epidemic. Concern that parents are apathetic to immunisation. Interview with paediatric consultant Dr Diana Lennon.
Control programme for Hepatitis B gets underway in the eastern Bay of Plenty. Leading authority on viral diseases Professor Saul Krugman has confirmed that NZ has one of the world’s highest carrier rates of the disease.
Interviews with Professor Krugman and control programme leader Sandy Milne.
Conservationists are furious with attacks on them by visiting Australian energy expert John Grover. Interview with Native Forests Action Council Member Kevin Lynch.
A substantial part of Port Waikato has been handed back to local Maori people. Interview with Ben Hoete of Ngati Tahinga.
Ranfurly Shield fever in Waikato.

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Year 1985

Reference number F87269

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 6:30 NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:58:25

Production company Television New Zealand

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington