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National Radio 8am Bulletin

PM on Waitangi – Mystery Drowning – Afghan Hijacking – Drunken Youth – Wellington Waterfront – Smoking – Train Crash – Mad Cow Disease – Prada

PM ON WAITANGI: The PM says events at Wairtangi over the weekend justify her decision to stay away. She says Nzers are sick of the disruptions at Waitangi. Nor does she regret saying it is absurd for NZ to have a British head of state.

MYSTERY DROWNING: The police say the name of an overseas sporting personality who drowned at the Viaduct Basin will be released later this morning.

AFGHAN HIJACKING: An Afghani airliner hijacked on an internal flight is believed to be on its way to Moscow. So far it has been to Uzbekistan where several hostages were released.

DRUNKEN YOUTH: The mayor of the North Shore is demanding the government put its money where its mouth is and provide police to deal with out of control teenage parties.

WELLINGTON WATERFRONT: Lobby group Waterfront Watch says it does not expect a compromise to be announced by the Mayor later this morning to be sufficient. Lindsay Shelton says he would have expected to have been consulted before a compromise would be proposed.

SMOKING: Tobacco companies say a ban on smoking in cafes and restaurants is unnecessary. ASH says the government should make pubs smoke free too.

TRAIN CRASH: A train crash near Cologne Germany has killed at least nine.

MAD COW DISEASE: Blood Service is kicking off a campaign to find up to 12,000 new donors to replace donors dumped to avoid the human version of mad cow disease.

PRADA: Prada is feeling confident about its prospects of beating Team New Zealand in the Americas Cup finals.

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