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National Radio Midday Bulletin

National Radio Midday Bulletin

Waitangi Visit – Lombok Violence – Airport Drive – Westport Protest - Samoan Trial – Standards Reviewed - Irish Police –Kohl Scandal - Waiting Lists – Ozone Layer – Euro Reform – Ignorance Is..

WAITAINGI VISIT The Prime Minister Helen Clark is expected to bypass Waitangi Celebrations because her safety cannot be ensured say RNZ political reporters.

LOMBOK VIOLENCE: Indonesian Security Forces are preparing for more religious violence in the Tourist Island of Lombok. IMeanwhile NZ Ambassador to Indonesia Michael Green says the violence is a reaction to new government’s loosening of a state which was previously tightly centralised.

AIRPORT DRIVE: Man is to reappear in the Otahuhu District Court following his mistaken drive along the Auckland airport runway which made a plane abort 50 seconds from landing.

WESTPORT PROTEST: A protest will begin in Westport over the Centralisation of Government Services.

SAMOAN TRIAL: A torrential downpour inside the hall in Samoa where two Ministers were being tried for murder of another Cabinet minister stopped the proceedings.

STANDARDS REVIEWED: Civil Aviation Authority report says it will review the mental and physical minimum standards which allow pilots to fly after the death of a pilot in a recent plane crash.

IRISH POLICE: Police Service in Northern Ireland – The Royal Ulster Constabulary – will get a new name to depoliticise law and order in Ulster.

KOHL SCANDAL: The financial scandal that involved former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has widened with more illicit secret campaign donations expected to be aired soon.

WAITING LISTS: Patients at Waikato Hospital will face longer waiting lists if proposed cuts to the hospital are effected says Hamilton’s mayor.

OZONE LAYER: The Ozone Layer may be taking longer to recover from pollution by CFCs.

EURO REFORM: The European Commission has outlined reforms for it’s management system after corruption and mismanagement scandals had plagued the agency.

IGNORANCE IS… Research in the US shows people who are incompetent are usually not aware of it .

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