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National Radio 9am Bulletin

Peter Doone - Maori Citizenship - God's Army Hostage Row- Americas Cup - Antarctic Reunion - Northern Ireland Peace Process

PETER DOONE: Peter Doone's future as the Commissioner of Police is set to be decided this morning. Sir Geoffrey Palmer says that the Government has the power to ask the Governor General to sack the Commissioner.

MAORI CITIZENSHIP: Minister of Immigration intends to take action against a South Auckland legal center involved with the Maori citizenship row. Manakau Legal Services is not a law firm says the Minister. The business says it has done nothing wrong.

GOD'S ARMY: The Prime Minister of Thailand has arrived to talk to Burmese guerillas -self style as God's Army - who have taken hundreds of hostages in a hospital. The hostage takers have asked for helicopters.

AMERICAS CUP: High winds could disrupt the Louis Vuiton Cup finals series due to start today. At present winds are gusting to 40 knots on the course.

ANTARCTIC REUNION: Scott Base is to host a reunion of pioneer polar explorers involved in a race to the South Pole in the 1960s.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Irish police have intercepted an arms cache on the move in Ireland. The arms belong to the "continuity IRA" a dissident IRA group which wants to continue the war to liberate Ireland.


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