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TV1 6pm News Bulletin (First Segment)

TV1 6pm News Bulletin (First Segment)

Wanganui Deaths – Defenders Apologise – Judicial Scrutiny – Stroke Vaccine – Bus Damage – Not Cricket – Cup Song – Take The Money

WANGANUI DEATHS: Two Wanganui teenagers disappeared off a bridge after being allegedly hit by a 63-year motorist while cycling last night. The man has been arrested and charged with failing to stop at an accident after police found battered bicycle and items of the boy’s clothing at the scene. The bridge was not open to foot and cycle traffic.

DEFENDERS APOLOGISE: The police are apologizing to a man and his young son hauled out of a bank at gun-point after armed defenders thought there was a armed man in the premises.

JUDICIAL SCRUTINY: The judiciary is under scrutiny with Justice Minister Phil Goff saying he favoured tougher sentences when speaking to district court judges. Ninety two per-cent of New Zealanders said they wished for harsher sentences for violent criminals in last year’s general elections.

STROKE VACCINE: Kiwi researchers have developed a vaccine which prevents strokes and seizures which cause brain damage. The results of their study has been published in the prestigious Science Magazine. The team stresses however the study is in it’s early days and say they are cautiously optimistic.

BUS DAMAGE: The Christchurch grandmother whose front room was demolished by an out-of-control city bus says she is thankful that she was at work at the time. No one was hurt in the crash.

NOT CRICKET: New Zealand cricketers are apologizing to the Australian cricket team after Wednesday night’s havoc at Carisbrook when Kiwi fans pelted them with cans and slashed their van’s tyres.

CUP SONG: As racing resumes tomorrow at the America’s Cup an Auckland school-boy dedicates a song to a man who died before he helped complete building Team New Zealand’s “Black Magic” boats.

TAKE THE MONEY: After much procrastination a long time race punter decided he would settle on a payment of $100,000 rather than a foal from a champion breeder.

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