Morning report. 1995-07-31

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0600 News/Sport
0615 Good Morning "Rural" NZ : See Rural Report Rundown
0630 News/Weather/Māori News
0640 Report from our Mana News team
0645 Pacific Regional News : Ex RNZ International
0650 Business and financial news. David Jones
0700 NEWS BOSNIA - NZ govt expected to announce today that NZ troops will remain in Bosnia for another 6 months. (Janice Rodenburg) BOSNIA - CROATIA takes military action against Bosnian Serbs, taking over some towns previously won by them. Speculation that Croatia and Serbia will enter war, widening it. (BBC) BOSNIA - live i/v with RNZ foreign affairs specialist Jonathan Schwass about the crisis in former Yugoslavia. NUCLEAR TESTS - 40 journalists given tour of French nuclear test sites at Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls. RNZ News not permitted to send reporter, i/v with TV One Network News reporter Simon Mercep about how much access to the sites the media team actually had. (Mng Rpt) NUCLEAR TESTS - hundreds of anti-nuclear demonstrators station themselves at most Frencg border crossings in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain distributing car and baggage stickers opposing nuclear testing. British ferry terminalss and airports also targetted. (Wayne Brittenden) RUGBY - battle for stars grows hotter. Latest move pits Australian media mogul Kerry Packer against international media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the NZ Rugby Football Union. Live i/v with commentator Graeme Moody.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS MIKE MOORE - fresh signs that new political party led by him may emerge early next year. National MP Michael Laws also hints he may join new party in New Year. (Janice Rodenburg) HOSPITALS - speculation continues over future of Health Waikato chief exec Tony Cull because of his opposition to cuts to patient services. Medical profession alarmed at increasing tensions between many CHE boards and chief execs. Medical Assn head Dennis Pezaro comments. (Corinne Ambler); live i/v with Brian Pankhurst, former head of AK CHE who was sacked because of concerns he raised about cuts to patient services. COOK ISLANDS TAX INQUIRY resumes public hearings in AK this morning, set to hear from longlist of witnesses. (Martin Gibson) PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES
0800 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NUCLEAR TESTS - NZ cabinet expected to decide today whether to take France to World Court over plans to resume testing at Mururoa. (Janice Rodenburg); live i/v with Labour leader Helen Clark who believes the case should be taken to the World Court. NATIONAL MāORI BODY - Māori leaders expected next month to reveal draft proposal for creation of new body to represent Māori. Some concerns expressed about how representative proposed body will be. Comment from Maanu Paul, Prof Whatarangi Winiata, and Te Ururoa Flavell, of Tino Rangatiratanga. (Mark Torley) INANGAHUA RIVER - polluted by several tonnes of soil removed from site of new open cast coal mining operation washing doewn steep gully into river. Live i/v with Dave Coll, West Coast Regional Council; live i/v with Brent Francis, general mananger of Francis Mining Co. which ownes the mine. MONDAY OZ SPOT - i/v with correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes about scheme of NSW authorities to recover some of the costs of crime. (Mng Rpt) AK UNIVERSITY - editor of student newspaper, Stewart Gardiner, leaving town after receiving what he says are serious threats of violence from pro-marijuana group on campus, says harassment began after he wrote article claiming large amounts of marijuana were being sold and smoked in student common room. (Lydia Monin) REGIONAL NEWS
0830 NEWS/SPORTS CHECHNYA - Russian officials and Chechen rebels sign agreements which could end bloody conflict in Chechnya and allow free elections. I/v with Moscow correspondent Tracy Sutherland. (Mng Rpt) KIWI - studies show significant drop in sighting over last 5 years. Labour's Conservation spokesman John Blincoe fears it could become extinct within 50 years if nothing done. Also comment from DoC director of Species Protection, Janet Owen. (Ann Marie Cresswell) BANK OF NEW ZEALAND - farmers, orchardists and small business people who were encouraged to borrow money overseas at lower interest rates during 1980s now suing BNZ and other banks for sums totalling around $50 million. I/v with Wallace Connell, borrower who lost heavily, who's spent 7 years trying to unravel why promising deal could go so wrong. (Mng Rpt) MEXICO - independent financial consultants endorse govt claim that "peso crisis" is over and national slowly recovering financial health. (Neil Wiese) COMMENT IRELAND - Republic's govt continuing policy of releasing IRA prisoners in contrast to British policy which insists Irish inmates are guilty of crimes and should not be freed for political reasons. Live i/v with Peter Cluskey, presenter of RTE's "Morning Ireland" programme.

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Year 1995

Reference number 58670

Media type AUDIO

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Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Date 31 Jul 1995

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