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National Radio 8am Bulletin

F16s – Overstayer – Bump Headed Salmon – Spanish Bomb – Nigeria – Presidential Primaries – Americas Cup – Savage Honeymoon - Pinochet

F16S: The PM says the F16 deal with the US compromises NZ’s ability to upgrade the rest of its defence equipment.

OVERSTAYER: The lawyer for an Auckland overstaying school students says he is the innocent victim of his parents actions. The student – presently in the cells – is said to be a high performing student at Hillary college. His parents are believed to be in hiding.

BUMP HEADED SALMON: The Environmental Risk Management Authority has been brought under special controls to prevent eggs escaping into the environment. The mesh size on the Salmon’s

SPANISH BOMB: A car-bomb has exploded in Spain bearing the hall marks of the Eta Basque separatists.

NIGERIA: Nigerian troops have been deployed in a northern city where Christians and Muslims are clashing over a plan to introduce Islamic law.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES: Michigan and Arizona are going to the polls today in primary races for the US republican presidential candidacy. McCain is expected to win Arizona and Michigan is expected to be a photo finish.

AMERICAS CUP: Auckland’s hospitality industry is doing a roaring trade as the Americas Cup winds up.

SAVAGE HONEYMOON: The Film Commission says that it is good news that the kiwi film Savage Honeymoon’s rating has been changed from R18 to R15.

PINOCHET: Four countries seeking the extradition of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet have been making futher representations to the British government trying to prevent his release.

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