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National Radio 9am Bulletin

Maori Affairs – Regional Development – Mozambique – Middle East – Mad Cow Disease – Americas Cup

MAORI AFFAIRS: The government has approved a new role for Te Puni Kokiri in watching other government departments to ensure they are working to close the gaps.

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Deputy Finance Minister Jim Anderton will today announce details of the regional economic development programme.

MOZAMBIQUE: Survivors of the Mozambique flood are stuck in trees and on rooftops. The evacuation teams have been diverted from food delivery to people rescue.

MIDDLE EAST: US special envoy Dennis Ross is on his way back to Washington after failing to get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

MAD COW DISEASE: Mad Cow disease has been detected for the first time since 1992 in Denmark.

AMERICAS CUP: Light winds on the Hauraki Gulf could again frustrate spectators and teams in the Americas Cup today.

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