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Petrol Prices Up Again - Retail Costs Rise - Farmer Freed - Helicopter Crash - Team Nz In Wellington - Cup Company - Grenade Attack - Bps Due Today - Craccum And The Coronor - Tattoo Weather

PETROL PRICES UP AGAIN: hell is the latest Petrol Company to put up its prices today by three cents a litre joining BP and Mobil. Caltex is still awaiting a decision to rise. Oil prices have risen over 23 cents in the past few months. Oil companies are blaming the higher oil prices on new quotas on production by OPEC.

RETAIL COSTS RISE: Trucking Firms and Retailers in the Road Transport Forum and Retail Merchants Association say they can no longer carry the increased fuel costs and are likely to raise prices for goods and services soon.

FARMER FREED: An Whangarei farmer Bruce Morris has been freed after previously been convicted of growing cannabis of his property however Morris still must pay over $300,000 in legal costs.

HELICOPTER CRASH: The police are expected to be removing the bodies of four men killed in a helicopter crash near Raglan. The crash occurred in remote country.

TEAM NZ IN WELLINGTON: There was a warm welcome for Team New Zealand and the Italian Prada Crews as they arrived by Hercules in Wellington this morning. The teams will head down the main streets for a parade after areception in Parliament by the Prime Minister.

CUP COMPANY: The company which developed the America’s Cup ear-piece communication devices is not allowed to run an advertisement congratulating the Team on their win.

GRENADE ATTACK: In the troubled province of Mitrovetcia in Bosnia people have been shot and wounded by people reported to be Albanians.

BPS DUE TODAY: The Government’s priorities for the June budget will be released when Finance Minister Michael Cullen releases his Budget Policy Statement today.

CRACCUM AND THE CORONOR: The chair of the Coroners Council says the articles by Auckland Univeristy student magazine Craccum on suicide have not breached the Corenors Act. However, the chair says he would like to see parliament debate whether the law should be extended to ban such publications.

TATTOO WEATHER: The Edinburg Military Tattoo leader says Wellington weather reminds the Scots of home. The Tattoo is set to perform in Wellington, the first time it has performed outside Scotland, this month.

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