Morning report. 1983, [Excerpts] ; Checkpoint. 1983-09-30, [Interview with Owen Wilkes about the interception of his mail by Customs].

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A compilation of Morning report excerpts from 1983.

1. The broadcasting news service celebrates its 21st birthday, combined with the retirement of Geoffrey (Buzz) Hart, 1975-83, the Controller of News. Presented by Geoff Robinson. September 29, 1983.
Includes archival excerpts of early news items from the early 1960s: News Ltd makes a bid for The Dominion newspaper; Britain negotiates to join European Common market; first Golden Kiwi Lottery tickets go on sale. Ben Courie, first NZBC news service editor is interviewed about the start of a dedicated radio news service - the first 24 news staff came from newspapers (he notes there are now 190 in 1983.) There was little actuality.
Morning Report began on April 1, 1975 when RNZ separated from TVNZ - the opening of the first programme hosted by Joe Cote is heard. News actuality increased - excerpts of: the Wahine disaster; the Greenhithe landslip in Dunedin and Springbok tour protests in Hamilton, 1981.
Buzz Hart is interviewed and pays tribute to his staff who reported during the Springbok Tour, which he says was very tough.

2. Jack Vaughan of Titahi Bay celebrates his 101st birthday. September 29, 1983. Leo Jervis reports.

3. Dick Griffin reports on the International Monetary Fund conference in Washington. Prime Minister Muldoon speaks at the Washington Press Club on the world economy. September 29, 1983.

4. The Minister of Customs, Keith Allen, explains events which led him to leave his chair during a Parliamentary debate. There was an uproar when Allen appeared incoherent and unable to handle the debate. September 30, 1983.

5. Transport report, Ray Hays, reports that Air New Zealand is bidding for a 45% holding in the Mount Cook group. September 30, 1983.

6. Checkpoint interview with Owen Wilkes, a peace campaigner, on the interception of his mail by the Customs Department. September 30, 1983.

7. Waitangi Day news conferences conducted by the Northern District Police Commander, Bob Silk. First conference is in the afternoon following the Waitangi Day church service protest on the Treaty House grounds. The last news conference is held about 10pm after the celebrations had been completed. Questions are asked by Philip Burton for RNZ. February 6, 1983.

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Year 1983

Reference number 254900

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
VAUGHAN, Jack, Interviewee
Griffin, Richard, Reporter
Muldoon, R. D. (Robert David), 1921-1992, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Allen, Keith, Interviewee
Wilkes, Owen, Interviewee
SILK, Bob, Speaker/Kaikōrero
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

Duration 00:31:57

Date 29 Sep 1983

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