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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Te Waipareira – Cuban Boy – Zimbabwe – Cancer Inquiry – Solomon Islands – Assassination Trial – Sentencing Commission – Crooked Cricket – Rakiura National Park

TE WAIPAREIRA: ACT is claiming partial victory in its campaign against Te Waipareira Trust.

CUBAN BOY: The Justice Department has agreed to suspend enforcement action in Cuban boy row as an appeal is heard. Elian Gonzalez was to have been handed over to his father this morning.

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe’s squatters have been ordered to abandon their occupations of white farms by the Zimbabwe H igh Court.

CANCER INQUIRY: A lawyer representing some of the women at the Gisborne Cancer Inquiry says he doubts the inquiry will be able to stick to the timetable set for its conculusion. The inquiry is due to be completed by the end of July.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: NZ and Australia have offered to broker peace talks in the Solomon Islands. Talks to end the unrest were supposed to start last Monday – they have now been delayed till Easter. NZ has offered to host talks in NZ.

ASSASSINATION TRIAL: The judge in the Samoan Cabinet Minister Assassination trial will decide today whether he will uphold the guilty verdict of four of the five jurors in the case.

SENTENCING COMMISSION: The Justice Minister Phil Goff says he sees know need for a sentencing commission as suggested by the National Party Goff says he will look at a Tony Ryall Bill but he thinks it will probably be more grandstanding.

CROOKED CRICKET: South African Cricket captain Hansie Cronje says he has never fixed a cricket match – nor has he played in a fixed match.

RAKIURA NATIONAL PARK: Stuart Island Community Board are willing to accept a National Park but they want bigger buffer zones around private land.

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