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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Montreal GE Protocol x2 – TVNZ – Lebanon – Israel – Northern Ireland – Sexual Abuse of Men – National Caucus – Motorway Crash – Regatta Day – Taranaki Search – Windsurfer Missing

MONTREAL GE PROTOCOL: Minister for the Environment is delighted with the Biosafety Protocol settled at Montreal at the weekend. Marion Hobbs says that the agreement is a good balance between trade and the environment.

MONTREAL GE PROTOCOL: Green’s co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons says that NZ should grab the gains made at Montreal and ratify the protocol quickly.

TVNZ: Marion Hobbs says TVNZ is paying its news-readers too much. Ms Hobbs says that TVNZ should concentrate on its news product.

LEBANON: An Israeli militiaman has died in Lebanon.

ISRAEL: First round of 10 days of intense talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiations have begun.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Sinn Fein leader Jerry Adams says he cannot guarantee that the IRA will be disarmed by May 22nd.

SEXUAL ABUSE OF MEN: A trust for the male victims of sexual abuse is pleased with a law change which will allow women to be charged with the indecent assault of men.

NATIONAL CAUCUS: National MPs begin a three day caucus this week in Auckland to discuss why they lost the election.

MOTORWAY CRASH:The police say it will be several days before they know why a vehicle drove off the Auckland motorway onto Victoria Park killing the two cars occupants.

REGATTA DAY: The police in Auckland will be increasing their presence on the Hauraki Gulf for the annual regatta today.

TARANAKI SEARCH: Search for three missing fisherman off Taranaki will continue today.

WINDSURFER MISSING: A windsurfer is also being sought near Pt Chevalier, in Auckland.

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