TV3 NATIONAL NEWS. 09/01/1991

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Battle lines are being drawn over the government’s plans for benefit cut backs. Grey Power say the government should target benefit fraud instead of cutting benefits.
Speakers: Matthew Briton, (Hunger Striker), Ray Cody, (Grey Power), Quentin Jukes (Unemployed Workers Union), Gilbert Myles, (National MP, Mt Roskill)

It appears Dutch Elms disease is here to stay, after resurfacing in Auckland.

For the first time in 23 years New Zealand has a new twenty cent coin.

There is new hope for Tauranga baby Samuel Murdoch waiting for a liver transplant in Brisbane. Speaker: Andrew Murdoch, (Father)

A knife wielding robber in Wellington has been defeated by a woman using a can of Glade air freshener. Speaker: Jean Holding, (Shop Manager)

The M.O.T has found that one in three cars on the road is lacking a warrant of fitness or registration. 200 students nationwide were hired to do the checks, helping ease unemployment. Speakers: Alan Wright, (Ministry of Transport), John Webb, (Vehicle Checker), Tania Bui (Student Job Search), David Fleming (Student).

The first session of the Wellington/ Auckland Shell Cup semi final was not broadcast due to unauthorized advertising on the pitch.

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Year 1991

Reference number F102570

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 3 NATIONAL NEWS

Genre Television

Duration 0:29:00

Production company TV3

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Credits Presenter: Neil Waka
Presenter: Eric Young
Reporter: Stephen Cristensen
Reporter: Ian Wishart
Reporter: Carole Horne
Reporter: Jim Greenhough
Reporter: Janet McIntyre
Reporter: Gordon Harcourt