Media ID 0139-B
Morning Report (28 March 1986) on the day after the age of consent is confirmed at sixteen for homosexual acts (27 March 1986), also Jim Bolger replaces Jim McLay as the leader of the National Party
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Morning Report, National Programme (0700)
Jim Bolger replaces Jim McLay
News read by Peter Fry
Prime Minister David Lange rules out an early election
National and the New Zealand Party will merge
Parliament has approved sixteen as the age of consent in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.
Wholesale taxes will be slashed as the country move towards GST
Meat industry talks
Dick Griffin – political editor on Jim Bolger replacing Jim McLay.
Jim McLay – I’m disappointed at the outcome.. looking back..
David Lange – response
Derek Quigley – response
Jim Bolger – new leader of National Party
George Gair – new Deputy Leader of National Party
New Zealand Party will merge with the National Party
Sue Wood – National Party president
Bob Jones – response to merger of parties
John Galvin – New Zealand Party president
The Minister of Health, Dr Michael Bassett, says Doctors fees have risen to rapidly
Meat industry dispute
Divers have brought in machinery to survey the Mikhail Lermontov
British Police charge seven men with soccer violence
US in Nicaragua
Soviets concerned about US / Libya relationship
Sport news – Rugby Union signs sponsorship deal
Home bake morphine raids in Auckland
Young man stabbed in Auckland
Education Minister Russell Marshall is determined to remove Corporal Punishment from schools.
Traffic light spy cameras in Auckland
New Zealand Space Flight Association is holding a Space Day
Kerry Burke – Minister of Immigration, discrimination against Pacific Island.