Morning report. 1999-05-11

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0611 Māori NEWS 1616 NEWS STORY KOSOVO - WITHDRAW - Yugoslav army announces partial withdrawal of military and police forces, following "completion" of actions against Kosovo Liberation Army. Yugoslavia arguing before Word Court at The Hague that NATO attacks on its territory are tantamount to genocide and is demanding immediate end to NATO's military campaign. Live i/v with Amsterdam correspondent Stephen Fleay.
0620 RURAL NEWS PAINTED APPLE MOTH - MAF assures orchardists moth unlikely to pose serious threat to NZ's horticulture industry, sys information from pest's native Australia is that it usually has little impact on orchards, and horticultural illegible used to control other pests are effective on moth as well. But it does pose serious probvlem for pine and acacia trees in Australia. (Kevin Ikin) RAGWORT FLEA BEETLE making great progress in reducing amount of noxious weed around NZ. Flea beetle introduced as ragwort biocontrol in 1981 and as it spreads quite slowly, many regional councils are redistributing it help it spread faster. (Diana Leufkens) MAGPIES - Wairarapa farmer John Broad supports investigation into magpies, launches control campaign on his farm to protect native birdlife. (Kevin Ikin) SHEEP INFORMATION - full-scale trials start this week for new sheep-breeding information system that has potential to boost NZ sheep farmers' incomes by thousands of dollars a year. Sheep Improvement Ltd joint venture between Wool and Meat Boards, will link existing performance recording systems to world's largst sheep genetics database. (Kevin Ikin)
0625 SPORTS STORY BRITISH SOCCER - live i/v with correspondent Paul Newman, in Leeds for Bradford City homecoming after it wins promotion to premier league.
0635 NEWS STORY PAPAKURA RATES - ratepayers in district facing 26.5% rate rise, highest of illegible this year in AK region. Comment from mayor David Hawkins and Ross Vickery, chair of Finance and Administration committee of Papakura District Council. (Cathy Carpenter)
0647 NEWS STORY KOSOVO - WITHDRAW - President Clinton says NATO's terms for ending air war not changed by Yugoslav announcement of partial troop withdrawal. (RTR)
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS TOWER CORPN members give overwhelming "yes" vote to demutualisation plan. group now on track to list on NZ and Australian sharemarkets about late September. Members of parent company receive shares estimated to be worth between $6.8, while subsidiaries' members will be eligible for partly paid shares at half that value. Managing director James Boonzaier comments. (Helen Matterson) CONTACT ENERGY lists on sharemarket this morning, analysts expect strong after-market demand. Spicers Management Portfolio investment analyst Simon Botherway expects some forced buying today, and for Contact to list between $3.35 - $3.50. Peter Marshall, Access Brokerage, says there will be problems for first time investors today who hoped to cash in on higher listing price by selling immediately. (Helen Matterson) FINANCE/MARKETS MARKET REVIEW MANAGED FUNDS - Colonial First State investment firm says it's time there was clean-out in number of funds on market. Chief exec Bruce Abraham says there's no way investment advisors and specialist market analysts can follow the number and make a judgement, let alond ordinary investors. (Gyles Beckford) ANSETT AUSTRALIA - Singapore Airlines says it would leave management in local hands if it succeeds in buying half stake. Exec vice president Michael Tan says object of taking half share is to make airline grow domestically and internationally. (Gyles Beckford) BUSINESS BRIEFS
0700 INTRO/NEWS KOSOVO - WITHDRAW - Yugoslav Army supreme command says it's ordered some force to start withdrawing after ending operations against separatist guerrillas. Belgrade's deputy mayor Milan Cosic hopes NATO will now stop air strikes, but US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says President Milosevic hasn't gone far enough for NATO to call off campaign. Belgrade correspondent Jackie Rolands says there's no sign of police and troops from Kosovo - i/ved. (Mng Rpt) CONTACT ENERGY SHARES - brokers preparing for "big day' on share market, with trading in Contact shares opening this morning. Over 225,000 small investors yesterday secured shares prices at $3.10 each. I/v with Peter Marshall, Access Brokerage, and David McClatchy, investment fund manager from Armstrong Jones; live i/v with Economics correspondent Bronwen Evans. EAST TIMOR - PETITION - over 100 NZ MPs sign petition asking Indonesian govt to take action to end bloodshed, delegation will take petition to Indonesian ambassador later today. Live i/v with petition organiser, Labour MP Phil Goff, and Foreign Affairs minister Don McKinnon, who's just returned from East Timor and has briefed cabinet on situation there.
0730 NEWS/WEATHER NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE WHANGAREI HOMICIDE - police launch homicide inquiry after man whose car was stolen last night, found dead in home. Live i/v with Snr Sgt Steve Webber. KOSOVO - WITHDRAW - Belgrade announcement says parts of army and police are withdrawing now, will be reduced to levels similar to those before start of illegible air strikes. This would leave some 25-30,000 troops in Kosovo, still above level agreed with US envoy Richard Holbrooke last October. Live i/v with Marko Gasic, Serbian Information Centre in London. CHINA - EMBASSY BOMBED - Chinese govt demands official apology from NATO for bombing of its Belgrade embassy and severe punishment for those responsible, also suspends military exchanges and human rights dialogue with US. Anti-NATO protests continuing in Beijing, with hundreds of students surrounding US and British embassies. NZ embassy is nearby - Alison Mann, deputy head of mission, explains effect riots having on staff. (Mng Rpt) WELLINGTON - BARS/CHEAP DRINKS - increase in disorderly behaviour and violence linked with bars running cheap drink promotions leads to WN police and City Council sending letters to 140 bars, nightclubs and bottle shops warning them they'll lose licence if promotions not kept under control. (Luke Henshall)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER KOSOVO - WITHDRAW - NATO says reported partial withdrawal of Yugoslav military won't alter alliance's 5 basic conditions for halting air strikes, demands Belgrade end repression in Kosovo, withdraw forces, accept international peace force, allow return of refugees and negotiate peaceful settlement. Live i/v with Nigel Vinson, Royal United Services Inst for Defence Studies, London. U.S. - CABLE CAR CASE - military jury sentences marine pilot Capt Richard Ashby to 6 months in prison for conspiring to obstruct investigations into accident that killed 20 people near Italian ski village last year. He's also dismissed from the service. Live i/v with correspondent Robim Brandt. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS PAPAKURA RATES - rise of 26.5% rise included in draft annual plan for coming financial year, which council has voted to accept. Two reasons given for rise is past council's over-spending and rates not keeping up with inflation. Live i/v with mayor David Hawkins and Ross Vickery, chair of finance and administration committee. CRICKET - NZ team defeats Surrey in 2nd warm-up game in England, ahead of opening game against Bangladesh in Cricket World Cup.
0830 NEWS/WEATHER ISRAEL - ELECTION - with less than week to go, Labour Party leader Ehud Barak stregnthens lead in polls over PM Benjamin Netanyahu but with 5 candidates for PM, no-one likely to win 50% of votes needed for outright victory in first round. I/v with David Horowitz, "Jerusalem Report". (Mng Rpt) EAST TIMOR - INDEPENDENCE VOTE may be boycotted by resistance movement if jailed leader Xanana Gusmao not released from house arrest. NZ Foreign Affairs minister Don McKinnon says he thinks that's a red herring; i/v with ABC correspondent Mark Bowling. SCHOOL BOARDS - Education minister Nick Smith says he's been forced to sack 3 borads since taking over portfolio 10 weeks ago. Gaining more flexibility and power to intervene in dysfunctional schools 2 objectives of review currently being worked on by Education ministry. Education correspondent Gael Woods examines the fine-tuning of Tomorrow's Schools. (part 1 of 2 part report) BLOOD CLOTS - Australian professor John Fletcher addresses meeting of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons on ways of preventing blood clots, particularly relevant to people on long haul flights. He's i/ved live. NORTHLAND - PUBLIC LOO - small town of Kawakawa to build new loos designed by Austrian artist and local resident Friedrich Hundertwasser. (Lois Williams) U.S. - HANDCUFFS - Sean Barry calls Phoenix police to get him out of locked handcuffs, but police discover outstanding arrest warrant for him and put him in jail. (RTR)

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Year 1999

Reference number 59615

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
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Credits RNZ Collection
Plunket, Sean, Presenter
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Corbett, Maree, Editor
McLean, Georgina, Producer
Holt, Monica, Producer
Inwood, Glenn, Producer
Freeman, Lynn, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)

Duration 02:02:27

Date 11 May 1999

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