National Radio Midday Bulletin
Anaethetist Competency - Gisborne Inquiry - Tourists Shot - Zimbabwe Violence - Legionaires Disease - Wallace Funeral - Partner Stabbed - Prisoners Caught - Board Resigns: - Bonfire Deaths - Soldier’s Tangi - Siamese Twins
ANAETHETIST COMPETENCY: The anesthetist who has admitted resusing syringes in hospital in New Zealand and Australia is undergoing a competency review.
GISBORNE INQUIRY: The public will not be told the identity of 5 other laboratories who found equally low rates of cervical cancer as Gisborne Pathologist Dr. Michael Bottrill. The Inquiry is concerned the information may be out of date.
TOURISTS SHOT: Two tourists held hostage in the Philippines are reported to have been killed through unconfirmed sources after gun battles with Muslim separatists.
ZIMBABWE VIOLENCE: Zimbabwe government supporters are reported to have killed another opposition member as talks between officials and Commonwealth ministers continue.
LEGIONAIRES DISEASE: People who have recently visited Victoria are advised to check whether they have symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease. The disease is believed to have come from an aquarium.
WALLACE FUNERAL: Friends and family of Stephen Wallace, the Waitara man killed by police are meeting at a local Marae for the tangi. There are five MPs attending including local Wairarapa MP Georgina Beyer.
PARTNER STABBED: The police are praising the quick actions of an officer after his partner was stabbed in the abdomen with a butcher’s knife.
PRISONERS CAUGHT: One of the two prisoners who was captured yesterday after escaping from Mount Eden Prison was carrying a weapon.
BOARD RESIGNS: The board of trustees from a Dunedin school is the third board to resign and be replaced by an appointee in two week.
BONFIRE DEATHS: Bad decisions by students with too little supervision caused a bonfire pile to crash down on students at a Texas university killing more than 20 an investigation has found.
SOLDIER’S TANGI: The funeral service for William White, the soldier killed while on a tour of duty in East Timor began today.
SIAMESE TWINS: The Auckland hospital who delivered the two Siamese twins says they are consulting hospitals overseas to see whether they can be separated.