Morning report. 1998-10-29

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0611 MāORI NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY FLOODING - KAPITI - state of emergency still in force; TARANAKI - Awakino River level drops. Live i/v with Awakino farmers Angela Hammond and Michael Black, who've had to cope with 3 floods in last 2 weeks.
0620 RURAL NEWS FLOODING - WEST COAST - farmers call for volunteers to help them secure stock after many fences swept away. Seddonville retired farmer Don Dawson says it's biggest flood most locals can remember. (Catherine Harris) illegible - TARARUAS - more then 600 mls of rain falls over past 36 hours, bringing further flooding to Kapiti Coast and parts of Wairarapa. (Jill Galloway) SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY - Education ministry launches project to improve and co-ordinate technology in schools. Project supported by rural teachers and Correspondence School. Comment from project manager Carol Moffatt and Sally Rawnsley, Correspondence School's manager of education resources. (Catherine Harris) DEREGULATION - industry representatives from all major primary production industries meet in WN today to plan Parliamentary rally in support of producer boards. (Jill Galloway)
0625 SPORTS STORY U.S. SPORTS - live i/v with Paul Witteman, "Sports Illustrated". (basketball - lockout of NBA players by owners; football - older quarterbacks having great success)
0635 NEWS STORY MAURI PACIFIC PARTY launched by Māori Affairs minister Tau Henare.(Chris Wikaira)
0651 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS LION NATHAN says improved annual result comes at end of first year of 5 year evolution. $136 million after tax profit first result in 5 year in which beer volumes, revenue and earnings were all up. Chief exec Gordon Cairns says 5 year strategy is divided into 3 stages. (Todd Niall) ASB BANK says 18% increase in after tax profits in first quarter comes despite flat economic conditions and shrinking interest margins. Managing director Ralph Norris says ASB has partially insulated itself against effects of economic environment. (Clare Sziranyi) SOVEREIGN financial services company directors confirm recommendation that shareholders accept ASB's offer of $2.25 a share. (Gyles Beckford) FINANCE/MARKETS MARKET REVIEW DAEWOO - Motor Vehicle Dealer' Licensing Board turns down Daewoo's applications for branch licences, effectively ending company's direct sales approach. MVDI believes Daewoo in breach of law by not having distinct places of business with licensed managers. Comment from MVDI chief Steve Downes and Daewoo chief exec Mark Vidak. (Clare Sziranyi) BRAZIL - ECONOMY - IMF, helped by US, set to announce $60 billion aid package following moves by President Cardoso to commit govt to sweeping budget cuts and unspecified tax rises. Nancy Birdsall, Carnegie Endowment, says Brazil's stability is essential to rest to Latin America. AUSTRALIA- ECONOMY - economists agree yesterday's inflation figures justify cut of at least quarter of 1 per cent to official interest rates. (AAP) BUSINESS BRIEFS
0700 INTRO/NEWS FLOODING - live i/v on weather situation with MetService chief forecaster Augie Auer; WANGANUI - Civil Defence authorities declare state of emergency as Whanganui River threatens to burst banks close to homes. Live i/v with Civil Defence spokesman Tony Cato; KAPITI - live report from Melita Tull; TARANAKI - road closures threaten to isolate area. Live i/v with New Plymouth mayor Claire Stewart; WEST COAST - people having to deal with 3rd flood in 3 weeks. Live report from Helen Shea. FLOODING - ROADS - floods estimated to have caused tens of million of dollars worth of damage in central NZ. Comment from John Brownie, motor hotel publican in Seddonville, West Coast, and Seddonville farmer Alan Bliss; live i/v with Insurance Council chief exec Chris Ryan and Rick van Barneveld, state highway manager for Transit NZ. MAURI PACIFIC PARTY - other Political parties give launch of new party poor marks for style and content. Leader Tau Henare and party's 4 other MPs illegible principles rather than policies. Labour leader Helen Clark says a new party normally sets out clear mission statement; Mana Motuhake leader and Alliance deputy leader Sandra Lee says party desperate attempt to find liferaft for MPs who've left NZ First; ACT leader Richard Prebble gives new party no chance of success; i/v with Tau Henare. (Mng Rpt)
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE PINOCHET - Britain's High Court rules that former Chilean dictator was unlawfully arrested and is entitled to diplomatic immunity because he was serving as head of state at time of alleged crime. Court also rules General Pinochet is to remain in detention pending appeal. (Keith Chalkley) FLOODING - WANGANUI - Civil Defence authorities declare state of emergency. Kowhai Park dairy owner Ron Nicholas told to evacuate shop and home on Anzac Pde. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE - govt releases results of questionnaire later today. What has the exercise achieved? Live i/v with Political editor Al Morrison, with comment from NZ First leader Winston Peters and Social Services minister Roger Sowry. illegible ECONOMY - head of Asia 2000 Fndn Philip Gibson says there's danger that global crisis could lead to rising tensions between countries, says there are signs of growing disenchantment with economic liberalisation and this could cause friction. Comment also from Jane Kelsey, AK Univ, Dr Abdullah Sahafiq, APEC Business Council, and ASEAN secretary general Rudolpho Severino. (Bronwen Evans) SOUTH AFRICA - REPORT - Truth and Reconciliation Commission agrees to delete some of report before publication following legal action by former president F W de Klerk. Ruling ANC says it's also seeking court injunction to stop allegations against it being published. Live i/v with correspondent Charlene Smith.
0800 NEWS/WEATHER FLOODING - WANGANUI - Police and emergency staff evauating about 100 people from arouf Anzac Avenue where Whanganui River expected to flow over banks within next 2 hours. Live i/v with Tony Cato, Civil Defence; KAPITI - live i/v with Civil Defence controller Warwick Reid; Hutt Valley - live i/v with Civil Defence controller Brian Toomey; BULER - live i/v with Civil Defence manager Terry Archer. (i/ved after Papers) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS MAURI PACIFIC PARTY - leader Tau Henare and other MPs have only few months to establish party before election. Live i/v with political commentator Colin James and Māori affairs commentator Derek Fox. JUSTICE COMPENSATION - DOUGHERTY CASE - Justice minister Doug Graham to appoint QC to provide second legal opinion on issue of compensation for Daid Dougherty. Move is despite legal opinion from Justice ministry officials that minister is right to decline compensation. Comment from Mr Dougherty's lawyer Murray Gibson and the convenor of Law Society's criminal law committee Bruce Davidson. (Karen Gregory-Hunt) NEW PRISON - AK's new $40 million high security remand prison described as world leader in safe incarceration. Will be built next to Mt Eden and model on display at seminar for bidders wanting contract to build it. I/v with Corrections minister Nick Smith.
0830 NEWS/SPORTS CH NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING - police arrest one man and are still looking for another in connection with weekend shooting. Second man is described as extremely violent and danger to public. Live i/v with Det Sgt Bob Scott. illegible - issue of whether NZ will buy 3rd frigate on agenda when Defence minister Max Bradford meets Australian counterpart in Melbourne today. National Party backbenchers and parties supporting govt say they want to be consulted before any decision made. Comment from ACT's Richard Prebble, National list MP Annabel Young, and United leader Peter Dunne. (Stephen Harris) CLOTHING - plea from Fiji Islands PM Sitiveni Rabuka to export low cost garments more easily into NZ seen as threat of already struggling local industry. Live i/v with Paul Blomfield, chief exec of Apparel and Textile Fedn. FRANCE - PORK PRODUCERS storm supermarket wareouses as part of increasingly hostile campaign to out cheaper, foreign produce. Live i/v with correspondent Jim Bittermann. FRUIT AND VEG REPORT - John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth more than 30 years ago, returning to space on board shuttle Discovery. (Judy Lessing) FLOODING - WANGANUI - live update with Civil Defence spokesman Tony Cato.

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Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Date 29 Oct 1998

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