ONE 6PM NEWS & HOLMES. 25/08/1995

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One Network News and Holmes episode which was broadcast on Television New Zealand Channel One on the 25 August 1995. One Network News is presented by Richard Long, Judy Bailey and April Ieremia. The HMNZS Tui has met with French officials as it keeps station at the 12 mile limit of Mururoa atoll. The French have reiterated their demands that New Zealand respect their sovereignty and keep clear of the nuclear test area. The Rainbow Warrior has departed Papeete for Mururoa and the Cook Islands waka is also en route to join the protest flotilla. The French military are preparing their own media strategy to counter any negative stories which may arise from their actions. Leigh Pearson reports: Ewart Barnsley, Speaking from the “Tui”. Jean Eric Winckler, French Military Spokesperson.

The barquentine training vessel “Spirit of New Zealand” has run aground in Tryphena Harbour. The crew and trainees were all taken ashore and a trawler which moved to rescue the tall ship also ran aground and split its keel. An attempt to re-float the “Spirit of New Zealand” will be made at high tide. Jodi Ihaka reports from Great Barrier Island: Chris Lordan, Spirit of Adventure Trust. Adrian Van Dooren, Great Barrier Sea Rescue. Steve Rhodes, Tasman Star Skipper.

A 3,000 ton coal barge has run aground off Greymouth after it slipped its moorings and drifted over the Greymouth river bar. A tug needed to abandon its rescue attempt due to the high seas on the Greymouth bar and another attempt will be made tomorrow.

A drunk driver has been sentenced to six years in jail for killing a firefighter who was attending an accident on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. John Fa’asipa initially plead not guilty to the charges and has never held a drivers licence and the judge says that these factors were taken into account for the sentencing. John Stewart reports: Mike Levett, Defence Counsel. Mark Woolford, Crown Prosecutor. Justice Thorp, Sentencing Judge. Jackie Mortimer-Hughes, Victim’s Sister.

John Barlow is to face a third trial on charges of murdering Eugene and Gene Thomas. The Solicitor-General gave his assent following two previous trials where the juries failed to reach a verdict. Lisa Manning reports from Wellington: John McGrath QC, Solicitor-General. Gary Turkington, Criminal Barrister.

Ross Meurant is yet to respond to an ultimatum from Prime Minister Jim Bolger that he either resign from his role as a director of the Russian owned bank PROK or step down as Under-Secretary for Agriculture.

There has been another anti-mining protest on the Coromandel peninsula today with 30 people blocking an access road to a mining exploration site.

The Auckland Warriors have departed for Brisbane to play against the Brisbane Broncos in the Winfield Cup and hope to secure a place in the playoffs of the rugby league competition. Mary Durham reports from Brisbane: John Crane, Broncos Marketing Manager. Terry Matterson, Broncos Loose Forward. Allan Langer, Broncos Captain.

An American man who admitted attempting to smuggle live chameleons and tortoises will be sentenced next week. Quarantine staff have had to seek out advice and specialty food the exotic reptiles. Louise Joyce reports: Andrew Baucke, Flora and Fauna Task Force.

Fifty New Zealand military personnel are heading to Bosnia to serve as peacekeepers.

China has tried and sentenced the American human rights activist Harry Wu on charges of espionage. He has been expelled from the country and it is believed that the United States government worked in coordination with China to maintain cordial diplomatic relations. Bill Plant reports.

Up to 130 Irish Republican and loyalist prisoners may be released from prison early in an attempt to restart the peace process.

An Australian court has sentenced David Kang to 500 hours of community service for threatening Prince Charles. Kang fired a starting pistol and charged the stage when Prince Charles was touring Australia as a protest against the treatment of Cambodian asylum seekers.

There has been speculation that Prince Edward is about to announce his engagement to Sophie Rhys-Jones.

An un-released song by Elvis Presley “Let Me Make Believe Awhile” will go to auction eighteen years after his death. Presley gave the song to his long time bodyguard and it is expected that major record companies will try to purchase and release the song. Cliff Joiner reports from London: Sid Shaw, Elvis Expert. Mike Reid, Disc Jockey.

The photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt has died at age 96. He became famous for his photo of a couple kissing in Time Square on VJ Day and his work which appeared on the cover of Time magazine on numerous occasions. Anthony Mason reports.

Doctor Eric Geiringer has died in Wellington after a life devoted to the anti-nuclear movement and other progressive causes. David Jamieson reports: Doctor Ian Prior, Friend. Professor John Roberts, Friend.

A funeral has been held for Angela Blackmoore, the Christchurch woman who was stabbed to death in her own home. The police say that they currently have no leads or suspects in the homicide case.

The Reserve Bank has moved to stop further falls in the value of the New Zealand Dollar, however this may lead to increase in mortgage rates and the market is yet to show the results that the Reserve Bank was expecting. Carolyn Weston reports: Philip Wrigley, Infometrics. Joselyn Stroombergen, Economist Westpac.

The Winebox Inquiry has heard that small shareholders missed out on some of the profits of transactions conducted by Fay Richwhite. There have also been allegations that Capital Markets Limited failed to disclose a conflict of interest with regards to the certain business transactions. Ian Wishart reports: Willie Young QC, SFO Counsel. Simon Tompkins, Former Capital Markets Executive.

The Auckland Warriors are readying for their match against the Brisbane Broncos in the Winfield Cup. The Broncos rugby league team have had mixed results in the Winfield Cup and their fans are dismayed at the poor behaviour of the players off the field. Paul Patrick reports from Auckland: Chris Bombolas, Brisbane League Journalist. Kevin Walters, Broncos Stand-off.

Brenda Lawson and Philippa Baker have advanced to the finals of the double sculls at the World Rowing Championship in Tampere, Finland. However the New Zealand men’s coxless four finished last in their event. Cliff Joiner reports.

The New Zealand delegation has made its case against amateurism to the International Rugby Board. New Zealand’s argument was supported by Australia and South Africa and it is believed that the word amateur will no longer be used and a new payment system arranged. Mark Sainsbury reports from Paris: Rob Fisher, NZRFU Deputy Chairman.

English Rugby has announced that it will pay its test players $95,000 next season and says it fits within IRB regulations as the payments are for promotional work. Wellington are preparing for their match against Otago in the NPC rugby competition. Peter Williams reports: Frank Walker, Wellington Coach. John Leslie, Otago Captain. Martin Leslie, Wellington Number 8. Brett Steven will play against Goran Ivanisevic in the first round of the US Tennis Open and Steffi Graf will play against Amanda Coetzer.

England have begun the 6th cricket test in the West Indies tour of England. England suffered from a collapse in their batting early in the innings, but recovered before the end of play. Duncan Jones reports from The Oval, London.

The Riverlands netball team in the Waikato has devoted players, some of whom travel for hours just to attend training. The team have defeated Wellington this year and have come close to defeating other top teams this season. Jane Dent reports from Te Awamutu: Shannon Sanson, Riverlands Netballer. Carolyn Murphy, Riverlands Coach. Rhonda Wilcox, Riverlands Goal Shooter. Shelley Mitchell, Riverlands Defender.

A Māori holistic health clinic in Rotorua has been granted funding for a pilot programme. The practitioners of Rongoā are elated that their work has been recognised by the government and hope that they can further the provision of traditional healing. Arana Taumata reports: Nanette Nuku, Patient. Apera Clarke, Māori Healer.

Weather report presented by Louise Pagonis.

A New Zealand pianist has returned to Christchurch from Kobe, Japan where he lost many friends in the earthquake. He is busking in Cathedral Square as a way of overcoming the grief he is experiencing from the natural disaster. John Selwood reports: Lee Cameron, Pianist.

Holmes is presented by Susan Wood. The family and workmates of Jim Hughes speak about his death at the hands of a drunk driver while he was attending an accident on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. John Fa’asipa has just been sentenced to six years in jail for his crime and his sister is deeply remorseful about the death of the firefighter. Kerryanne Evans reports: Jackie Mortimer-Hughes, Jim’s Sister. Sally Fa’asipa, John’s Sister. Justice Thorp, Sentencing Judge. Roy Warren, Jim’s Colleague. Mike Roberts, Jim’s Colleague.

Christopher Gate has just been sentenced to two years imprisonment for attempted insurance fraud. Gate scuttled his luxury launch “Altimira” and then sued his insurer Sun Alliance. An investigation into the disappearance of the “Altimira” revealed the wreck was in the Hauraki Gulf and divers found enough clues to discount Gate’s explanation for its theft. Mike Valentine reports: Kevin Byrne, Insurance Investigator. Guy Kidd, Diver.

Jock Hobbs talks about the offer from the World Rugby Corporation which attempted to lure All Blacks and senior rugby players away from New Zealand. According to Hobbs, not a single player was interested in leaving the New Zealand Rugby Football Union after Brian Lochore appealed to the All Blacks. Chris Wright reports: Jock Hobbs, Contract Negotiator. The Young Executive of the Year is a plumber who lives near Hokitika and is described as extraordinarily driven. Seeing the problems which tradesmen face in business administration he developed software to make that work easier. The judges say his resilience and management skills are what set him apart from the other nominees. Carolyn Weston reports: Phil Routhan, Young Executive of the Year. Carol Du Chateau, Judge. Live performance by the Bananas in Pyjamas in the TVNZ studio – adoring children crowd around the bananas and dance along with the song.

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Year 1995

Reference number F253199

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Advertisement

Production company Television New Zealand

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

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