Morning report. 1996-06-20

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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 illegible Business and financial news. David Jones
0700 NEWS MT RUAPEHU/AIRPORTS - volcanic ash closes Rotorua and New Plymouth airports overnigh. Live i/v with Air NZ spokesperson David Beatson re current situation. MT RUAPEHU - wind change may see ash deposited on Turoa ski-field. For some people in Ohakune, economic survival depends on uninterrupted ski season. (Helen Matterson); ECNZ concerned volcanic ash could again damage power generation system. Rangipo power station still closed after ash from last year's eruption corroded turbines. Tongariro scheme being monitored. Live report from Lisa Owen. ROTORUA POLICE develop new crimefighting technique. CIB devlivers 20 letters to suspected burglars and thieves warning them they're being watched. Civil libertarians condemn scheme, suggest it's little more than police harassment. Comment from ex-burglar Dan Dudson; live i/v with Det Sgt Dennis Murphy. REGIONAL TELEVISION dropping local news programmes in favour of news/chat/current affairs format. Commentator Marcia Russell says move is classic, cost-cutting exercise. (Glenda Wakeham); live i/v with Horizon Television chief exec Trevor Egerton.
0750 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE - Bill controlling operations gets 2nd reading after being modified by select committee. PM Jim Bolger gives Parliament assurance that Bill will not stifle views of dissident groups. Comment also from David Caygill and Winston Peters. (Stephen Parker); peace activist kevin Hackwell unhappy about changes to Bill, says they're too little and have made problem worse. He's i/ved live. POLL - latest One Network News-Colmar Brunton poll shows NZ First's momentum slowing, with National gaining ground at its expense. Live i/v with Political editor Karen Fisher. TOURISM minister John Banks believes some NZ safari parks allow anything to be shot for a price, wants protocols established to make game parks observe "fair chase" rules. He's i/ved live. FINANCE - money markets latest with David Jones.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER MT RUAPEHU/AIRPORTS - flights resume from New Plymouth but Rotorua and Taupo still Shut. David Beatson live. FLETCHER HOMES - Labour's Housing spokesperson Paul Swain considering asking for ministerial inquiry into alleged over-valuations now that Parliament's Commerce Committee has turned down his request for investigation. Chair of committee Trevor Rogers says there are already number of investigations into matter and Fletcher Homes has promised to meet unhappy clients and try to sort out problems. Live i/vs with Mr Rogers and Mr Swain. PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES B S E - Britain reacts cautiously to plans for framework to end ban on beef exports. E U president Jacques Santer warns row won't end unless Britain first agrees to stop blocking EU legislation and warns Britain must show it can eradicate disease. (Keith Chalkley) PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE - in defamation case brought by Selwyn Cushing against Winston Peters, judge John Dalmer ruled Mr Peters could not invoke privilege to stop Hansard report (parliamentary debates) being used in evidence. Live discussion on this point with David Caygill, member of Parliament's Privileges committee and VUW public law lecturer Andrew Ladley.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS WAITING LIST DEATH - Alliance questions why 24 year old man died while waiting for surgery at AK's Greenlane Hospital. MP Sandra Lee tells Parliament that Tevita Uhila had been assured he would receive urgent heart treatment. (q). Live i/v with cardiologist Gary Gordon, who was Mr Uhila's doctor. PARALYMPIANS - law change made in time to allow members of para-olympian team to travel to Atlanta for up to 6 weeks without losing invalids' benefits. Labour also gets amendement passed that will widen effect of change beyond para-olympian team. Comment from Social Welfare minister Peter Gresham and Labour spokesperson Annette King. (Marie Hosking); live i/v with Paralympian Christine Smith who had refused to go to Olympics unless benefit rules were changed. MT RUAPEHU - live report from Helen Matterson about situation on Turoa skifield re volcanic ash. POLICE PURSUIT - report from Police Complaints Authority on fatal pursuit near Timaru last year is critical of older-style road spikes used in pursuit incident. Sir John Jeffries says old spikes are inefficient and should be replaced. (q). Comment from Supt Neil Gyde acting head of Traffic Safety. (Corinne Ambler) COMMENT IRISH SHEARERS put out by popularity of NZ shearers who are causing uproar with speed and dexterity. One MP demanding they be thrown out of Ireland. I/v with correspondent Mark O'Connell. FRUIT AND VEG REPORT with Jack Forsythe.

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Year 1996

Reference number 58894

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Hosking, Mike, Presenter
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Walley, Allan, Editor
Acton, Graeme, Producer
CADDICK, Kent, Sports presenter
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)

Duration 02:02:45

Date 20 Jun 1996

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