News and Current Affairs.
The Cabinet has set up a committee to decide whether or not to build the Luggate Hydroelectric dam ahead of schedule. The issue is shaping up as a test of the Government’s resolve to pursue Rogernomics, regardless of the social or political consequences. Speaker: David Lange (Prime Minister).
Joh Bjelke-Petersen has won a landslide victory in the Queensland state elections.
The Baker family in Christchurch has produced three sport champions. Speakers: Mary Baker (Mother), Erin Baker (Triathlon Champion), Maureen Baker (Aerobics Champion), Philippa Baker (Rowing Champion).
A report about a British artist who paints bank notes.
KZ7 has scored a dramatic win over Stars and Stripes in the America’s Cup.
A Wellington public servant, Wendy Walters, has claimed that the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) tried to recruit her to spy on an unnamed left wing group.
Police are investigating how National MP John Banks came to have information about criminal history from the Wanganui computer. Speaker: John Banks (Whangarei MP).
Petrocorp is going into the international oil exploration business, with a $6 million venture with an Australian company. Speaker: Bill Falconer (Petrocorp General Manager).
Attempts have begun in the High Court in Wellington to remove a ban which is preventing news media from reporting information relating to heart transplant patient Des Tucker.
Surgeons in Britain have carried out an operation using an artificial heart.
American hostage freed in Lebanon.
Split in the Sinn Fein.
British campaign against HIV/AIDS.