6.30 NEWS AND TOP HALF. 19/09/1985

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6:30 NEWS
Place of production
New Zealand/Aotearoa
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Television New Zealand

News, sport and weather.

Main stories:
Reefton in state of shock after four men die in Boatman mine fire.

Prime Minister David Lange denies that the CIA and British intelligence warned NZ about the Rainbow Warrior bombing. He does not dismiss the CBS report that up to 20 French agents were in NZ before the bombing.

Justice Depart thinking of relaying up coming trial of French agents by closed circuit TV.

MP for Rodney Don McKinnon says French agent in custody has no complaints.

Three accused of killing Takanini farmer.

Man accused of killing Lumsden bank robber appears in court.

Tasman Pulp And Paper Company has warned striking workers they will be locked out if they don’t return to normal work.

Egyptian suicide car bomber kills 40 Israelis and Lebanese militiamen in Southern Lebanon.

British diplomats ordered to leave the Soviet Union in retaliation for the expulsion of Soviet diplomats in Britain for espionage.

AIDS scare at school in Southern England: Worried parents keep children at home because pupil with haemophilia became a carrier of the disease after a blood transfusion.

In South Africa three people shot in demonstrations.

The Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer has arrived in Washington for talks on the anti-nuclear ship row.

Energy Minister Mr Tizard tells electrical supply authorities they must amalgamate and have cost related tariffs.

Farmers plight: political parties disagree on solutions.

Dairy Board buys half share in joint venture with Cold Storage Singapore.

Minister of Housing Phil Goff introduces bill to overhaul rental housing legislation.

Top Half
Concern mounting for pregnant and disturbed woman in the far north.

Air Force Orion searches for yacht missing Keri Keri en route from Fiji.

New alarm invented by DSIR to prevent cot deaths. Interviews with inventors and with Cot Death Specialist Dr Shirley Tonkin.

The jobs of 2,000 workers are under threat by dispute between the Pulp and Paper Workers Federation and Tasman Pulp and Paper company. Interview with Tasman’s Chief Executive Gary Mace.

Auckland Coast Guard’s financial worries due to rising costs and lack of support from Auckland boat owners. Interview with Coast Guard volunteer Peter Hamlings.

Paula Anderson, who was critically injured in a parcel bomb explosion , is expected to leave the critical care unit at Rotorua Hospital this week.

The Soviet Government has donated a collection of firearms and memorabilia to Auckland Museum to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ending of the war in Europe.