Morning report. 1999-03-01.

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says dollar under influence of continued weak internatioal commodity prices, weaker Japanese yen, current account deficit, politics and changing monetary polices among NZ's leading trading partners. (Gyles Beckford) EMERGING MARKETS - RUSSIA/INDONESIA - head of emerging markets for Templeton Investments, Mark Mobius, astounds fund managers' conference in London with suggestion it's worth putting money into Russia and Indonesia. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - UN calls for change in system, makes suggestions. (Judy Lessing) SAUDI PRINCE Al Walid, one of world's richest men, has reputation of one of canniest investors around but Ed Carr, "The Economist", says he may not have as much of Midas touch as many believe. FAST FOOD SECTOR reflects general business confidence. Listed operator Restaurant Brands says it's seen improvement in sales trends while rival McDonalds says it's continuing to grow. (Chris Roberts) N.Z. POST reported to have signed 5 year contract to privatise postal service in Trinidad and Tobago. (Gyles Beckford)
0700 INTRO/NEWS FIRES - ALEXANDRA - southerly brings desperately needed rain as firefighters battle 2 major fires. 40 homes have been evacuated and state of emergency in place with all available appliances from Central Otago brought in to fight blazes. Live i/v with reporter Peter Wells; live i/v with Alexandra mayor Bill McIntosh. MOUTOA GARDENS - officials from Wanganui District Council, including mayor Chas Poynter, have given Māori staying in Gardens a trespass warning and laid complaint with police. Live report from Melita Tull; live i/v with Chas Poynter. TOURISM ROW - release of more papers concerning Tourism Board contract with Saatchi and Saatchi again questions PM Jenny Shipley's version of events and whether she misled Parliament. Labour leader Helen Clark says Mrs Shipley's illegible she never discussed Saatchi's work for Tourism Board with kevin Roberts is now hard to believe; PM Jenny Shipley i/ved. (Mng Rpt)
0730 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE MOUTOA GARDENS - why is the group of about 12 Māori still at gardens against Wanganui Council's wishes? I/v with spokesperson Ken Mair. CONTRACEPTIVE PILL - leaflets detailing latest research on 3rd generation pills to be made available to 145,000 women currently taking them, as part of information campaign by Health ministry to educate women on pros and cons of the contraceptives. Campaign follows concern over deaths of 7 women in last 2 years. Live i/v with Sandra Coney, Women's Health Aotearoa, and Dr Stuart Jessamine, Health ministry. MONDAY OZ SPOT - live i/v with correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (Pauline Hanson re-elected to lead One Nation party; court case case begins in Darwin to decide whetehr federal govt should pay compensation for forced removal of aboriginal children from their homes. 30,000 people could get payout as result)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER FIRES - ALEXANDRA - huge team of firefighters converge on town to help fight 2 illegible burning out of control. Civil Defence emergency remains in place. Regional controller Ray Yardley says fire which started close to Alexandra now seems controllable but it will be some time before fire in Knobbly Ranges under control. Live report from Peter Wells; live i/v with overnight fire controller Stephen Tureck. TV NEWS - TVNZ sacks John Hawkesby at One Network News' prime time news reader, Richard Long will return to work with Judy Bailey. Live i/v with "Listener" columnist Diana Wichtel and ATI communications lecturer Wayne Hope. MOUTOA GARDENS - catalyst for latest protest linked to comments made by Treaty Negotiations minister Sir Douglas Graham re ownership of rivers. Protestors have yet to decide whether to leave Gardensn todoay and Police have yet to announce what their next move will be following formal complaint laid by Wanganui District Council. Live i/v with Māori Issues correspondent Chris Wikaira. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS NIGERIA - ELECTIONS - former military ruler Olusegun Obasanjo looks set to win presidency he gave up voluntarily 20 years ago. Several million votes separate him from rival Olu Falae but there are allegations of cheating even before final results announced. I/v with correspondent Barnaby Phillips. (Mng Rpt)
0830 NEWS BAIL - criticism of judge's decision to grant bail to 2 teenagers accused of killing Reporoa woman Beverley Bouma. Local MP Max Bradford says there seems to be increasing gap between actions of some judges and public concern about serious crime and he'll; push for change in bail laws for people accused of such crimes. (q). Live i/v with Chief District Court judge Ron Young. MILLENNIUM CELEBRATIONS - GISBORNE - reporter Heugh Chappell looks into issues surrounding celebrations. (part 1) STEWART ISLAND - VISITORS STRANDED - extra ferry crossings scheduled this morning to clear backlog of up to 130 people forced to spend extra night on island because of strong winds and high seas. Some were part of wedding party - live i/v with groom Tom Sawyer. GORE MOONSHINERS' FESTIVAL - 4th annual whisky and food festival attracts estimated 3,000 people to commemmorate town's illegal whisky production during prohibition years. (no moonshine provided) (Graham McKerracher) EAST TIMOR - AUSTRALIANS FLEE - Australia and Portugal agree to work together to help achieve peaceful transition. UP to 14 Australians flee province after illegible paramilitary groups threaten to "sacrifice" an Australian diplomat or journalist to punish Australia for policy switch on East Timor. I/v with correspondent Jonathan Head. (Mng Rpt)

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Year 1999

Reference number 59567

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Plunket, Sean, Presenter
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Walley, Allan, Editor
Corbett, Maree, Producer
Holt, Monica, Producer
Inwood, Glenn, Producer
Freeman, Lynn, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)

Duration 02:02:25

Date 01 Mar 1999

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