Morning report. 1996-08-28
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0600 Headlines/News/Sports Bulletin/short weather forecast
0608 News in Māori
0614 Headlines/Paper Report
0618 Rural News
0630 News Update
0640 Report from our Mana News team
0645 Pacific Regional News : Ex RNZ International
0650 Business and financial news. David Jones
0700 NEWS KIWI AIR INTERNATIONAL expected to announce staff cuts by end of week. Combination of stiff competition in transTasman market and mechanical difficulties forcing airline to restructure. (Mark Torley); live i/v with exec director of Inbound Tourism Council, Peter Lowry, re impact of Kiwi Air.
HIJACK - hostage crisis on Sudanese airliner ends peacefully at Stansted Airport near London. Plane carrying more than 200 people seized on flight from Khartoum to Jordan.(BBC)
ELECTION CAMPAIGN about to start, with Alliance planning formal launch on Sunday, week ahead of main competitors. Tension already high in Wellington Central electorate. Comment from candidates Mark Thomas (National), Richard Prebble (ACT) and Pauline Gardiner (United). (Janice Rodenburg)
PARLIAMENT finishes final session under first past the post system. Several Bills left in limbo to be picked up by MPs who return after election. Live i/v with Political editor Karen Fisher about this and election campaign.
POLYTECH NURSING STUDENTS claim they're being used as slave labour while on work experience as hospitals, sometimes taking on role of qualified nurses. Claims backed by Nurses Orgn. (Hannah Belcher); Capital Coast Health CHE human resources manager Mike Elliott quoted as asying CHE would not allow using students to cover nurses' work. CHE Assn chair Brent Layton says students should use proper channels for making complaints. (read item)
TEACHER SHORTAGE - mixed reaction to govt's $14 million package to address shortage. Teacher unions say package doesn't address salary issues or problem illegible staff retention. Other groups concerned schools may end up with too many poor quality or inexperienced staff. Comment from PPTA's Martin Cooney, teachers' training colleges principals' group chair Noeline Alcorn, School Trustees Association president Janet Kelly and NZEI primary principal's council chairperson Peter Simpson.(Corinne Ambler)
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS WORKS CORPN sold for $108 million. Forestry Corpn presents govt with final and bumper profit. Comment from SOE minister Philip Burdon, Alliance leader Jim Anderton, and Forestry Corpn chief exec Tim Cullinane. (Bronwen Evans)
WORKS CORPN sold in parts, with Works Civil Construction going to Downer for $44 million, and Works Consultancy Services sold to Malaysia-based Kinta Kellas company for $45 million. Live i/v with John Rutledge, chief exec of Works Consultancy Services.
FUGITIVE INTERVIEW - radio broadcast of Paul Holmes i/v with John Grant Fagan, at centre of manhunt after allegedly confronting teenage girl with shotgun, raises ethical questions about role of media in such incidents. Comment from Inspector Lindsey Duncan, Bill Francis, product manager at Auckland Newstalk station, and Radio Pacific's executive director Derek Lowe. (Lisa Owen)
HONG KONG prosecutors ask Judge Brian Caird to step down from trial of former Aucklander Aaron Nattrass who's facing charges of fraud and deception relating to immigration permits to NZ. Follows allegations Judge Caird came under pressure to convict Nattrass. I/v with correspondent Belinda Caminada.
FINANCE - money markets latest with David Jones.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER INTERNET SHOPPING - trial begins in AK of home supermarket service via Internet which allows shoppers to pick products off shelf, pay for them on computer screen, and have them delivered. (Kent Caddick)
TEACHER SHORTAGE - live i/v with Waikato Univ demography professor Ian Poole, who says govt should have foreseen shortage and acted to avoid present situation; live i/v with Education minister Wyatt Creech.
PAPERS/ASPAC HEADLINES KIWI AIR INTERNATIONAL - live i/v with chief exec Ewan Wilson about forced restructuring of company.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS CHILD ABUSE - global conference on sexual abuse of children opens in Stockholm, first tobring govt and NGOs together to discuss sexual exploitation of children. I/v with one of NZ's representatives, World Vision's exec director Colin Prenctice. (Mng Rpt)
SUPERANNUATION SURTax - Parliament passes Taxation Superannuitant Surcharge Reduction Bill increasing level of income person earns before surtax applies. How should superannuitants use the extra money? Live i/v with financial planner Murray Weatherston.
PARLIAMENT - NZ's last first past the post Parliament sits for final time. Retiring MPs make valedictory speeches. Audio of John Falloon, David Caygill, Koro Wetere, and Peter Tapsell. (Stephen Parker)
RUGBY - All Blacks only just preserve unbeaten record in South Africa with 18 all draw with Griqualand West. I/v with commentator Graeme Moody.
Reference number 58943
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Date 28 Aug 1996