New Zealand Foreign Minister and Deputy Premier Brian Talboys has said he believes his country will have no further sporting contacts with South Africa.
GV EXTERIOR: Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
SVS INTERIOR: New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Brian Talboys addressing news conference, and cameramen filming. (4 shots)
TALBOYS: "I believe, well it's not a question of believing, the evidence is there, that there has been a very significant change in public opinion in New Zealand. My own belief is that there won't be further sporting associations with South Africa; I'm thinking particularly of the field of rugby of course, until there has been a change in policy in South Africa. I base this in part for instance on the comment made by the manager of the New Zealand, the All Black Rugby team that was in South Africa. The manager said that he believed that it was the last time that there would be rugby played against an all white South African team. There's that, there other evidence there is the change that the polls in New Zealand show, there is the change in public opinion. Now I can't guarantee that that means that there will be no further association but I believe it means that the change is so significant that there will not be further association until there has been that change in the system in Southern Africa.
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Background: New Zealand Foreign Minister and Deputy Premier Brian Talboys has said he believes his country will have no further sporting contacts with South Africa. It was a tour by the New Zealand All-Black Rugby team of South Africa which caused many African countries to withdraw from the Montreal Olympic Games in protest. Mr. Talboys told a news conference in Kenya on Tuesday (9 November) during a visit to East Africa his government's new policy followed a change of public opinion in News Zealand towards sporting contacts with South Africa because of its apartheid policy.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Talboys spoke to newsmen at the Norfolk Hotel in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.