Morning report. 2000-03-07

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0611 NEWS STORY A.C.C. PREMIUMS - complaints erupt over new premiums employers will have to pay ACC whne monopoly re-established this year, average of $1.16 for every $100 of wages. Critics says figure too high and it's brought renewed complaints about purpose and methods of govt's reforms. Comment from ACC minister Michael Cullen, National MP Gerry Brownlee, Employers' Fedn head Anne Knowles and Melissa Clark -Reynolds, of Fusion Insurance. (Eric Frykberg) MOZAMBIQUE - FLOODS - more heavy rain expected as aid agencies try to deliver emergency supplies to tens of thousands of people stranded by flooding. Aid workers report increases in cases of malaria and cholera. I/v with World Vision spokesperson Argentina Matavel. (Mng Rpt)
0620 RURAL NEWS DRY CONDITIONS IN Waikato, parts of eastern North Island and southern South Island causing farmers to worry that it will be difficult Autumn. Pastoral farmers starting to struggle and in many areas, forecasts predict little rain in next 2-3 weeks. Agriculture NZ consultant Geoff Taylor says dry conditions starting to erode gains made in plentiful Summer. (Diana Leufkens) POSSUMS - Landcare Research says backlash against biotechnology could deprive NZ of tools to limit possum numbers. It wants to field trial genetically modifed carrots which would make female possums infertile but govt proposals for moratorium on GM field trials put research in doubt. Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says puttingh genetically engineered organism into environment is too risky because it could mutate of affect animals other than pests. (q). (Bryan Crump) RICHMOND MEAT CO - farmer anxiety about ownership leads group to propose holding company to protect interests of minority shareholders. Rich Hold chair James Aitken says minority shareholders are disparate group but still own 60% of Richmond. (Heugh Chappell/Diana Leufkens) SHEARING CHAMPION David Fagan has no intention of stepping down in near future. After winning Golden Shears for 12th time, he's planning for national championships in Te Kuiti at end of month. (Kevin Ikin)
0625 NEWS STORY INDIA - CYCLONE AFTERMATH - official death toll in Orissa state 10,000, estimated 1.5 million made homeless. BBC's Mike Wooldridge looks at the lessons Mozambique can learn.
0627 SPORTS STORY RUGBY - 6 NATIONS - England in reach of first title after beating Wales 46-12. LIve i/v with correspondent Adam Mynott.
0635 NEWS STORY: U.S. - PRESIDENTIAL RACE - with one day to go to "Super Tuesday", George W Bush holds commanding position over John McCain in Republican race. (Mary Tillotson) INTERNATIONAL PAPERS MANA NEWS NGATI AWA CLAIM - negotiator for claim says iwi expecting to get better settlement under coalition govt than would have under previous govt.
0648 BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS COMMUNITY BANK - more details should be released by end of month. Deputy PM Jim Anderton says credit unions, building societies and local authorities contributing to plan, says NZ Post favoured state enterprise to be involved because of nationwide branches. He says Public Trust not being considered as vehicle but could play role. (Gyles Beckford) PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE seeking to re-brand itself and take market share from legal profession. Public Trustee David Hutton says organisation wants to change public perception of it and expand business activities but that will require legislative changes. (Catherine Walbridge) FINANCE/MARKETS INTERNET SHARES - research paper by Frank Russell CO warns investors to resist temptation to chase after headline grabbing dot-com shares. NZ manager of investment services, Edward Smith, says people need to keep sense of perspective about internet hype. (Catherine Walbridge) SELF DEFENCE INSURANCE launched in NZ by Australian based HIH Insurance, aims to cover costs of unexpected personal legal action. (Catherine Walbridge) A.C.C. SURPLUS - Corpn posts half year surplus of $17.6 million but says it can't be compared with previous year's $145 million because of introduction of private workplace insurance. (Gyles Beckford) TALKING MEDICINE CABINET - business services group Andersen Consulting develops prototype of medicine cabinet that recognises your face using a flat screen, will check your pulse and blood pressure, remind you to take your medicine, send information to your doctor and order new medicines from chemist. (Gyles Beckford) BUSINESS BRIEFS
0700 INTRO/NEWS A.C.C. PREMIUMS to be paid by employers under attack. Employers' Fedn chief exec Anne Knowles unhappy with plans to return to monopoly - i/ved. (Mng Rpt);live i/v with minister Michael Cullen and National's spokesperson Gerry Brownlee. MOZAMBIQUE - FLOODS - threat of disease becoming one of main concerns. In some parts of country, bodies lie unburied and people drinking dirty water. Aid worker Argentina Matavel describes what aid workers found when they flew over flooded Savia river; thousands of people still stranded, thousands more refusing to leave their homes.(BBC) LYPRINOL ROW - TVNZ defends news coverage of green-liped mussel extract, supposed to have cancer-curing properties, in July last year. Broadcasting Standards Authority says coverage breached standards of decency. Comment from One Network News editor Paul Cutler, Medical Assn chair Pippa Mackay, Health ministry's Stuart Jessamine, and Jo Bransgrove of Cancer Society. (Blair McLaren)
0730 NEWS/WEATHER NZ PAPERS FINANCE UPDATE AUCKLAND ECONOMY - new report launched by Regional Council indicates AK set to lead country's economic growth but warns about continuing loss of businesses and expertise overseas. Comment from AK city mayor Chris Fletcher, Russell Jones of AK Regional Council, and businessman Stephen Tindall. (Eileen Cameron) SQUID FISHERY/SEALIONS - lucrative Auckland Islands squid fishery being closed 2 molnths early because too many sealions being killed. 65 have died in nets since season began on February 1, triggering automatic closure of fishery. Squid Fishery Management Co trialling sealion escape device for past 3 years which it believes is reducing number of deaths but says it hasn't been able to prove it because DoC has failed to monitor devices with underwater cameras despite promising it would. Live i/v with chair Rob Grant and Conservation minister Sandra Lee. MIDDLE EAST - ISRAEL/SYRIA under fresh pressure to resume peace negotiations following Israeli cabinet's unanimous vote to end Lebanon occupation. I/v with correspondent Christopher Hack. (Mng Rpt) POSSUMS - Landcare Research putting together proposal to field trial genetically modified carrots which would make female possums infertile but backlash against genetic engineering and govt proposal for moratorium on GM field trials places future of possum project and other other state-funded GM reserach in doubt. Comment from Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, Landcare wildlife ecologist Phil Cowan, chief exec Ian Warrington. (Bryan Crump) FRANCE - LANGUAGE - France again on warpath against English terminology, this time against financial and computer-based terminology. (AAP)
0800 NEWS/WEATHER LYPRINOL ROW - Broacasting Standards Authority upholds complaint about TVNZ's coverage of green-lipped mussel controversy, finds that 2 of clams made in coverage were inaccurate - that Lyprinol was a cure for cancer, and that there was large amount of published literature supporting the claim. I/v with AK Univ political scientist Dr Joe Atkinson re BSA's decisions. (Mng Rpt); i/v with TVNZ's head of news and current affairs, Paul Cutler, re the coverage of the Lyprinol story. (Mng Rpt) A.C.C. PREMIUMS - govt says its set premium of an average of $1.16 for every $100 of wages for employers is lower than average on offer from private insurers but higher than that recommended by ACC itself. Live i/v with Melissa Clark-Reynolds, general manager of Fusion Insurance, biggest of 6 pivate workplace insurers, and ACC chief exec Garry Wilson. POLICE BUDGET BLOWOUT - Police minister George Hawkins meets senior police managers to find out reason for $20 million budget blowout, partly blames poor decisions by senior police management - i/ved. (Mng Rpt)
0830 NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS U.S. - PRESIDENTIAL RACE - Al Gore and George W Bush lead in respective parties' presidential races. After Super Tuesday, will the nominations be assured? Live i/v with correspondent Mary Tillotson. TELECOM FAULT affects more than 100 medium to large businesses. Link severed for almost 24 hours at AK's Mayoral Drive telephone exchange late on Sunday night, cuts number of data transmission and internet connections across country. Live i/v with Telecom spokesman Glen Sowry. INTERNET SAFETY - resource kit designed to prevent school children finding pornography sites to be launched in AK today, developed by group of community and govt agencies, police and scholls and will be distributed to all NZ schools. Live i/v with Liz Butterfield, manager of Internet Safety Project. INTERNATIONAL PAPERS CHECHNYA - OSCE - Russia cancels visits to Chechnya by offiicals of European security organisation because of worsening securit situation there. I/v with correspondent David McGuffin. (Mng Rpt) BRITAIN - LONDON MAYOR - Labour leftwinger Ken Livingstone defies party and PM Tony Blair, announces he'll stand for mayor as independent candidate. Move will lead to his expulsion from Labour Party. Live i/v with correspondent Paul Chapman.

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Year 2000

Reference number 59817

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Robinson, Geoff, Presenter
Plunket, Sean, Presenter
Acton, Graeme, Producer
Corbett, Maree, Editor
McLean, Georgina, Producer
CHERRY, Caitlin, Producer
Brennan, Stephanie, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007)

Duration 02:02:33

Date 07 Mar 2000

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