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National Radio Midday Report

Waterfront Charter – Manager Drowns – Afghan Hijack – Not Guilty – Homicide Inquiry – Thomas Murders – Drug Study – IRA Crisis – Clinton Candidacy – Freedom Party – Smoking Laws – Ernest Adams – Fake Pole

WATERFRONT CHARTER: Wellington Residents may be given more time to put submission to the Wellingtons waterfront after city Mayor says he may extend the submissions deadlines by three extra months. The council will also vote today on putting together a waterfront charter.

MANAGER DROWNS: The team manager of the Melbourne rugby league team has drowned after falling off the wharf at 3am while drinking at a nearby local bar.

AFGHAN HIJACK: An Afghan carrier plane that was hijacked in the Middle East region has taken off from Moscow and is refuelled to fly Europe.

NOT GUILTY: An Otiro woman who was charged with the murder of two her sons charged with infanticide has been found not guilty of murder because of insanity. She will be held in a secure psychiatric unit.

HOMICIDE INQUIRY: Police have begun to carry out a homicide inquiry after a woman’s body was found in Porter River in Canterbury.

THOMAS MURDERS: A group of Arthur Allan-Thomas supporters has given Police Minister George Hawkins some information about who they feel was the real person behind the 1970s murders. The minister says police will investigate their claims

DRUG STUDY: A study of interferon has been welcomed by health groups who want the government to subsidize the drug.

IRA CRISIS: A crisis over IRA military weapons is continuing with fears that the peace accord will be threatened.

CLINTON CANDIDACY: Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for the United States senate in New York.

FREEDOM PARTY: The Austrian Far Right Party leader Joerg Haider has said the government may be responsible for treason because the outgoing party tried to stir up negative international opinion about his party.

SMOKING LAWS: Some restaurateurs have criticized the governments’ proposed plans to change smoking laws to prohibit smoking in cafes and restaurants, saying the changes will reduce their turnover.

ERNEST ADAMS: Fifty-six staff at the Ernest Adams factory which burnt down last week have been told that the decision on the Bakery’s future will be decided within a month.

FAKE POLE: Auckland police are concerned about a fake power-pole which is on an advertising bill board saying that the pretend poll is causing viewers to call in and complain.

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