National Radio 8am Bulletin
Taxation Errors – Zimbabwe – Gun Files – Cancer Inquiry – Tranzrail Death – Tainui – Immigration – Uganda Cult - Asthma
TAXATION ERRORS: 100,000 taxpayers will receive erroneous tax information shortly from the IRD. They are blaming employers. National’s Annabel Young says employers are not to blame.
ZIMBABWE: The British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook says no more talks will be held with the Zimbabwe government until the violence and occupations stop.
GUN FILES: Police will today look at staff inquiries into the Wanganui computer following allegations that police files on gun collectors is finding itself into criminal hands.
CANCER INQUIRY: The Gisborne Cancer Inquiry has been told that five laboratories had a similar low level of reporting of high grade abnormalities as Dr Bottrill’s laboratory.
TRANZRAIL DEATH: The union representing rail workers wants an inquiry into Tranzrail safety. He is the third Tranzrail member to die in a few months. In the latest fatality a worker was killed in Woolston, Christchurch.
TAINUI: The Tainui Parliament will vote in a new Tainui executive on Sunday and is expected to elect some new young up and comers.
IMMIGRATION: The Minister of Immigration is concerned that immigration levels are so low and has asked the NZIS to work on ways of making it easier for immigrants to settle.
UGANDA CULT: Ugandan police have exhumed a further 55 bodies from a house in the grounds of a house rented by the Doomsday Cult.
ASTHMA: Research by a Wellington doctor finds that exposure to cats and dogs does not cause asthma.