ONE 6PM NEWS / FRONTLINE. 25/10/1992
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The Australians say it’s only a technical measure, but authorities here aren’t impressed. New Zealanders travelling to Australia will soon have to have a visa. Speakers: Don McKinnon (External Relations Minister), Jeremy Hearder (Deputy Australian High Commissioner).
Firefighters battling a blaze in a Christchurch factory this morning had to contend with toxic fumes from burning rubber. Speakers: Peter Dellaca (Divisional Officer), Tony Doust (Fire Investigator).
The Labour Weekend road toll has risen to four compared with nine at the same time last year. The latest victim died after a car rolled of State Highway 16 at Whenuapai.
Thousands of Wellington power consumers are to have a say on who will own their electricity board. Customers of Energy Direct in Porirua and the Hutt Valley are being given a choice in the big issues facing consumers all over the country. Speakers: John Burke (Hutt Valley Energy Trust), Mike Underhill (Power Direct).
Anti-reform rallies in Russia.
United States Presidential race.
The harsh winter in Central Otago has left an unsightly legacy. It has severely damaged many of the areas gum trees, and there are fears hundred won’t recover. Speakers: Ellen Wilson (Kelvin Heights Resident), Allan Coburn (Queenstown Nurseryman), Steve Rigby (Tree Feller).
Choosing the right pair of sunglasses is important in keeping sun-smart. Speakers: Clive Deverall (Western Australian Cancer Society), Peter Sutton (Consumers’ Institute).
Dunedin has been hosting the centennial celebrations for the Order of St John volunteer ambulance service. Speakers: Brian Connor (Judge), Michael Walsh (St John, London).
There’s a new way of keeping track of stray dogs. Speaker: Michael Lyon (Vet), Ross McLaughlin (SPCA Director).
For the first time the Auckland Harbour Bridge was open to foot traffic for the Auckland International Marathon. Speakers: Mark Hutchinson (Winner), Anne Roden (Winner), Tony Rae.
Australia have won the rugby league World Cup.
International rugby union highlights.
Toronto have won the baseball World Series.
New Zealand cricket tour of Zimbabwe.
WS Cox Plate horse race.
$4 million lotto winners.
“Insult to Injury”.
It was launched 18 years ago and hailed as a model for the rest of the world to follow. But today Accident Compensation, despite the many millions they pay out, is viewed by some New Zealanders as a shadow of its former self. There’s anger at new regulations which took effect last July, regulations which many believe will not only make it much harder to claim compensation, but will result in claimants receiving much less if they’re successful. It’s also an area which provokes anger from recipients for the way in which they are treated by ACC staff. A report on the changing face of Accident Compensation.
Speakers: David Hutton (ACC Operations Manager), Derek Gibson-Smith (Former ACC Executive), Jill Carhart (Lawyer), Mike Moore (ACC Client), Chamaine Foster (Moore’s Partner), Robyn Bedford (Lawyer), “Tracey” (ACC Client), Colin Davidson (ACC Client), Paul East (Acting Minister ACC).
A profile of Sam LaBudde an “eco-spy” who, armed with his convictions and a camcorder, exposes environmental exploitation on a massive scale.
A revealing interview with movie star Dustin Hoffman.