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National Radio 8.30am Bulletin

Bee Mites – Cancer Inquiry – Fire and Cancer - Bank Charges – Reading Inquiry Row

BEE MITES: The owner of Arataki Honey says it will be almost impossible to eradicate bee mites if they have spread around the country.

CANCER INQUIRY: Former Health Minister Bill English has denied that health reforms led to a lack of emphasis and attention on the Cervical Screening Programme as alleged at the inquiry yesterday by Dr Bob Boyd from the Ministry of Health.

FIRE AND CANCER: The Firefighters Union says a study has confirmed that fire fighters are a high risk group at risk of cancer. However the studies findings still come as a shock.

BANK CHARGES: The ANZ Bank says it has no plans to display its ATM charges in ATMs. Deputy PM Jim Anderton has suggested it might be time to legislate to make display of charges mandatory.

READING INQUIRY ROW: A row is brewing over a Parliamentary Inquiry into reading. Trevor Mallard says ACT MP Donna Awatere-Huata’s family is involved with an organisation with a reading contract.

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