6.30 NEWS TOP HALF. 10/02/1987

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News, sport and weather.

Main stories:
The price of petrol is expected to rise tonight. Twice the oil industry has asked the Government for an increase. The first time it asked for 9c a litre, the second 15c. Industry sources say those requests have finally brought results, though they won’t be getting the full 15c they wanted.

At Parliament the Opposition has failed in a bid to get the Maori Affairs Minister brought before the Privileges Committee. The Speaker of the House has ruled that Koro Wetere has no case to answer. That’s despite Opposition claims that he deliberately misled Parliament in statements about a possible trip to Hawaii in the wake of the Maori loans affair. Meanwhile the Prime Minister and Opposition leader were thrown out of Parliament’s debating chamber this afternoon during a heated exchange. Two reports. Speakers: Jim Bolger (Opposition Leader), David Lange (Prime Minister), Dr Gerry Wall (Speaker of the House), Winston Peters MP (National, Tauranga),

Network News has received a copy of the Rocky Cribb’s affidavit regarding the loans affair.

An interview about the loans affair with TVNZ political reporter John Bishop.

Other stories:
Lebanon hostages.

Damage from Cyclone Uma in Vanuatu.

The Queen of Denmark and her husband began the first full day of their state visit to New Zealand with an official welcome from the local Danish community before heading to Ngaruwahia for a Maori welcome.

6 year old Charlotte Grant arrived home today with a new heart and lungs, ten months after going to England for a life-saving operation. Speaker: Clare Grant.

Farmers stopped a farm auction in Palmerston North today by shouting down the auctioneer until he was unable to carry on the sale. Farming groups had been fighting the forced sale for several weeks.

Plane shot down in Afghanistan.

A key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, Robert McFarlane, has allegedly tried to kill himself.

Bank robbery in France.

An Auckland bank was robbed of about $3000 this afternoon.

There’s been yet another building site crane accident in Auckland. Two men narrowly escaped death when a crane knocked a safety rail 14 floors to the ground. The accident has prompted a senior Auckland City Councillor to label safety regulations on building sites a “dangerous joke”. Speaker: Trevor Rogers (Auckland City Councillor).

Sport:
Bonecrusher has come fourth at the Lion Brown Sprint at Te Rapa.

World Indoor Bowls Championships at Scotland.

A controversial boxing match in South Auckland between a white South African and a Fijian has been cancelled by Police. Promotion of the match had racial overtones and had been billed as “Rambo versus Sambo”.

The Americans are continuing to revel in their America’s Cup victory and today the celebrations were at the White House with President Reagan.

R Class National Championship yachting results.

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Year 1987

Reference number F92290

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:57:27

Production company TELEVISION NEW ZEALAND

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