6.30 NEWS. 23/06/1985
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News, sport and weather. Main stories:
Bay of Plenty residents clean up after violent storm. Winds up to 70 knots lifted roofs and flood waters damaged interior.
Man dies after being trapped in upturned car in Bluff Harbour. The 17 year old female driver was rescued when the car was lifted out.
Police take a shot man into custody on Banks Peninsular. An armed man was captured in Port Levy after three-day manhunt which included an airforce helicopter. A constable shot the man during a struggle to take him into custody.
Flight to the ice
The world’s most expensive fruit and vegetable delivery has been made to wintering over bases in Antarctica. The flights from Christchurch, which cost $2, involved a Starlifter and a DC10 fuel tanker . The two planes met up three times in the darkness to refuel.
More than 80 wine experts meet in Auckland to test their tasting skills.
“Golden Oldies” rugby side from King Country visits South Africa.
Airline hostage drama continues.
Capturers of the American hostages have moved them to new hideouts in Lebanon after Shiite Muslim leader accused the American government of planning to use military force to resue them. This has been denied by the Americans. Interview with some hostages.
Hostage crisis worsens relations between Greece and the US.
Greek foreign policy has shown a marked hostility to the US ever since the socialist government came to power. US criticism of airport security at Athens has brought renewed threats by the Greek PM to close American bases . The TWA Airliner was hijacked in Athens.
Kuwaiti cargo ship seized by Iranian gunboat.