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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Cancer Inquiry – Bee Mites – Zimbabwe – Bank Charges – David Irving – Privy Council – Graffiti – Rotorua Murder

CANCER INQUIRY: The lawyer for Dr Michael Bottrill says his client has decided to make a statement to the Gisborne Cancer Inquiry for the sake of the women who have been giving evidence.

BEE MITES: MAF says it will be very difficult to eradicate a bee mite that is threatening bees in Auckland. The bee mites are thought to have come in on bees.

CRICKET FIXING: The South African Cricket Team Captain has accepted receiving money from book-makers. The Cricket Board says Kronje received $15,000 for match forecasting not fixing. He has been sacked pending several investigations.

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe’s Parliament has been dissolved amid rising concern over illegal farm occupations by supporters of President Mugabe.

BANK CHARGES: The Consumers Institute says people will have to change their behaviour to avoid high bank charges.

DAVID IRVING: Author David Irving has been branded a racist and an anti-semite by a judge making a finding in a libel case. The judge said that Irving had misrepresented facts for ideological reasons.

PRIVY COUNCIL: The Law Society is supporting a review of the court structure in New Zealand. Justice Minister Margaret Wilson wants to review the Privy Council.

GRAFFITI: The Mayor of Christchurch is welcoming a court’s decision to reinforce a council stance against graffiti with a tough sentence for a young tagger.

ROTORUA MURDER: A 30-year-old Rotorua man has been charged with the murder of Joannah Monk by stabbing, another man is injured.

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