EYEWITNESS NEWS. 27/11/1987

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News and Current Affairs.

Main Stories:
Queensland politics is still in turmoil with Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen remaining in power despite being voted out as leader of his party. However, speculation is mounting that he will announce his resignation early next week. Speakers: Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen (Queensland Premier), Spencer Jolly (Queensland Political Correspondent).

A report on the state of the Fijian economy six months after the first coup there. Speakers: Navi Naisoro (Fiji Ministry of Economic Development), Antonio Perez (Hotel Manager), Gordon Ryan (Bankers Association)

The latest legal chapter in the Erebus saga begins in a Washington court this week. Relatives of the Air New Zealand crew members are suing the United States Navy for failing to warn the aircraft was on a collision course with Mount Erebus. Speakers: Tim Cook (US Lawyer), Gordon Vette (Former Air NZ Captain).

Other Stories:
There is new hope for Hamilton boy Regan Chibnall. Australian doctors have put him on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Speaker: Kevin Buckley (Brisbane Royal Children's Hospital).

The America’s Cup holders, the San Diego Yacht Club, will not talk publicly about Michael Fay’s challenge until later in the week. Speaker: Rebecca Heyl (Sail America Foundation).

Community feelings are running high in Gisborne over the trial of four detectives on charges of kidnapping and assault. A key witness in the case, Rastafarian Dickie Maxwell was threatened as he left the court after giving evidence. Speaker: Dickie Maxwell (Witness).

There is still no trace of two people missing for nearly 24 hours in the sea off the Kaikoura coast. Their light aircraft crashed early today. It is the fourth light plane accident in New Zealand this week.

Palestinians in Lebanon are on full alert tonight. Civilians are cramming into air raid shelters after Israel vowed to avenge a hang glider guerilla attack.

A United States warship has apparently ignored calls for help from a Romanian tanker being attacked by an Iranian warship in the Persian Gulf.

On the share market today the Barclays Index fell 9 points. Judge Corp has fallen to 12c with rumours it is about to announce receivership.

The New Zealand cricket team is 360/7 on the first day of a four day game against South Australia. Martin Crowe scored 144 runs.

Worldwatch:
A report on the PLO hang glider raid that left six Israeli soldiers and two Palestinian guerillas dead, and Israel’s response. Speakers: Yasser Arafat (PLO), George Habash (PLO).

Mikhail Gorbachev is to make the first visit to Britain by a Russian leader in more than thirty years. Speaker: Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister).

The United Nations is trying to bring an end to fighting in Angola. Speakers: Mike Hough S.A. Inst. of Strategic Studies), Chester Crocker (Asst. Sec. of State).

The Football League has refused media tycoon Robert Maxwell’s attempts to purchase the Watford soccer club. Speakers: Graham Kelly (Football League Secretary), Philip Carter (Football League President).

An Australian is trying to become the first woman to sail alone and non-stop around the world. Speaker: Kay Cottee (Solo Yachtswoman).

A story about The Shirelles, a successful early 1960s band, and their imitators.

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Year 1987

Reference number F90611

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series EYEWITNESS NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:59:00

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

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