Checkpoint. 1995-05-15

Year
1995
Reference
141975
Media type
Audio
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Year
1995
Reference
141975
Media type
Audio
Categories
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio news programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings
Credits
RNZ Collection
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

There's been a categorical "no" from the Government today to the idea of decriminalising marijuana - despite research showing almost half of all people under 45 have used it at some stage.
The co ordinator of the marijuana law reform group NORML, is Mike Finlayson and he joins us now
A legal landmark was set today when the High Court overturned a commercial rate increase set by the Wellington City Council.
Meanwhile Wellington's Mayor, Fran Wilde, is putting a positive spin on the High Court finding.
Activist Mike Smith has appeared in the Auckland district court on charges telating to his attack on One Tree Hill's pine.
1720 2.00 HEADS:
5.00 TODAY IN AUSTRALIA: main item;
The Kashmir valley in northern India remains tense following a fact finding mission to the area by two senior cabinet ministers
A short time ago I asked Political Scientist Raj Vasil whether the government will continue with it's plans for elections in Kashmir despite the latest violence there.
[illegible] 3.00 SPORTS:
1740 2.00 NEWS:
Week two of the trial of David Cullen Bain for the murder of his family has begun in the high court in Dunedin today.

It seems red socks are only the start of it. As the news of Team New Zealand's America's Cup win sinks in, the merchandising is starting to be churned out.

Plastic money is all the rage. The Bankers Association annual review has revealed that cheques now make up less than half of all non-cash bank transactions. Simon Carlaw of the Bankers Association comments. Wellington retailer Mark Blumsky explains the appeal of EFTPOS transactions. Police Fraud Squad spokesman Hugh McRae comments on cheque fraud.

2.00 BUSINESS NEWS:
1800 6.00 NEWS, TRAIL AND WEATHER
Despite the reassuring words from the world Health Organisation there is growing concern in the Zairiean Capital Kinshasa, about the possible spread of