ONE NETWORK NEWS. 13/06/1991
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It is expected many back benches will oppose user pays for health and education at tomorrows crucial caucus debate on the budget. This view reflects the results of TV Ones latest Heylen Poll.
The key issue to be resolved at the caucus meeting is Guaranteed Retirement Income. Gray Power met with the prime minister today to discuss the issue. Speakers: Greg Drain, (Superannuitants Federation); Jim Bolger, (PM).
The Maketu community has made an emotion appeal to prison escapee Dean Wickliffe to give himself up to locals. At a local meeting the community also criticised the police over the massive operation that surrounded their town after the escape. Speakers: Kelta Emery, Remi Morrison, (Maketu Residents); Raiha Sergeant, (Maketu Kaumatua).
Sir Howard Morrison has been suffering from an irregular heart beat since his recent gall bladder operation. This morning he was given shock therapy and his condition is now stable and he should be discharged this evening.
Billy T James is out of hospital after seven weeks. He is resting at home after suffering a viral infection.
Property owners are blaming the Housing Corporation for a glut on the housing market. They say the Corporations points system means that some people are choosing to live in substandard conditions, including caravans, rather than renting private homes. Speakers: John Crocker, (Crocker Property Management); Dick Riley, (Housing Corporation).
American Scientists have found the cause of ME or Tapanui Flu. The flu is caused by a virus similar to the one that causes aids. Speaker: Professor Campbell Murdoch, (Otago Medical School).
Tests on a vaccine for people who are HIV positive in the US, show that it could stop them from developing full blown aids. The vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to fight off the aids virus.
A WW2 hero, Brigadier Jim Burrows, was buried in Christchurch today.