3 NATIONAL NEWS. 25/03/1990

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Bob Hawke’s Labor Party is likely to retain power in Australia, but only by a whisker.

Soviet tanks roll into Vilnius after Lithuania declares independence.

New Zealand is to get its own facility to pick up emergency locater signals from boats in distress. This follows a major delay in rescuing the crew from the yacht “Branch Office’ which overturned off Gisbourne. The crew were picked up after 20 stormy hours in a (well equipped) life raft. Their beacon signal was captured by a passing satellite and transmitted to a receiver in Alice Springs (Australia) which passed it on to Canberra which passed it on to the Airways Corporation in Christchurch which alerted the Rescue Coordination Centre in Wellington.

Clyde dam $330 cost million over-run. Prime Minister Palmer blames the Muldoon administration for rushing in.

Cricketing greats salute King Dick with some mighty batting.

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Year 1990

Reference number F99001

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 3 NATIONAL NEWS

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:29:00

Production company TV3

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Credits Presenter: Louise Wallace

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