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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Avalanche – Computer Sale – Helicopter Parts – Americas Cup Spectators – Americas Cup – Iranian Elections – George Bush – Teacher Shortage – Tourists Missing – Deer Velvet

AVALANCHE: The risk of triggering further snowslides is hampering the search for three kiwi snowboarders caught in an avalanche at the weekend.

COMPUTER SALE: State Services Minister Trevor Mallard says the government may sell the mainframe computer supplied to the police as part of the INCIS project.

HELICOPTER PARTS: An FBI agent arrives in the country today to gather evidence for a case against a US company accused of supplying fake helicopter parts.

AMERICAS CUP SPECTATORS: Maritime Police say they will crack down on spectator boats who rush on the Americas Cup boats at the finish line.

AMERICAS CUP: Team NZ are not letting their victory in the Americas Cup go to their heads – they will be racing again tomorrow.

IRANIAN ELECTIONS: Supporters of the Iranian President seem assured of a victory in the Iranian elections. In the urban areas the reformists have done even better than they did in northern areas.

GEORGE BUSH: George W. Bush is back in the driving seat in the race to become the republican candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election.

TEACHER SHORTAGE: The head of the Christchurch College of Education says a shortage of secondary teacher trainees will have implications for education from 2001 on.

TOURISTS MISSING: A search is resuming for two elderly tourists who did not return back from a walk in the bush near Thames.

DEER VELVET: NZ scientists are moving towards proving that deer velvet can improve athletic performance. Trials so far show velvet helps performance.

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