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National Radio Midday Report

Winz Troubles - Bad Teachers - Health Commissioner - Northern Ireland - Smokefree House - Immigration Decision - Waterfront Auckland - Super-Yachts - Man Shot - Transmission Petition - Bicycle Boys

WINZ TROUBLES: Minister of Social Services Steve Maharey is meeting with WINZ officials this afternoon with after difficulties prevented large numbers of university students enrolling into their student loans schemes.

BAD TEACHERS: There are new efforts to get rid of bad teachers, Education Minister Trevor Mallard is concerned that poor teachers are not being sent to the Teacher Registration Board which can dismiss them, but are instead being sent from school to school. He says he will change the system to make the board’s powers stronger.

HEALTH COMMISSIONER: A new Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Patterson has been appointed by Health Minister Annette King to replace previous commissioner Robyn Stent whose 5-year-term ended last year.

NORTHERN IRELAND: In Northern Ireland the senior negotiators with the Ulster Unionist Party says the IRA decision to pull out of disarmament talks is very disappointing.

SMOKEFREE HOUSE: Speaker Jonathan Hunt is surveying MPs as to whether they will have a smoke-free environment in Parliament

IMMIGRATION DECISION: The Minister Of Immigration has asked the Crown Law office to review an Immigration Department decision which allowed to men from Fiji who were sentenced for assault charges to stay in New Zealand.

WATERFRONT AUCKLAND: Infrastructure Auckland says the use of Auckland waterfront area is uncertain if the America’s Cup Village leaves at the end of the contest

SUPER-YACHTS: Tourism New Zealand says ‘super-yacht’ owners and crew in Auckland harbour may contribute up to $100 million to the NZ economy.

INTERNET HACKING: President Bill Clinton has gathered privacy experts and a long haired hacker to discuss how the internet can be made more secure after several high profile sites fell to cybervandals last week.

MAN SHOT: The armed defender squad were called out last night in Dannevirk after reports that a man was shot. Police are continuing to investigate the situation today.

TRANSMISSION PETITION: The United MP Peter Dunne has presented a petition of 25,000 signatures to Parliament urging the government to proceed with the construction of Wellington’s Transmission Gully.

BICYCLE BOYS: Government Minister Steve Maharey and Trevor Mallard were two of thousands of cyclists who cycled from Lower Hutt to Wellington for work on World Cycling Safety Day.

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