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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Rimu Logging – Dutch Explosion – Property Relationships – Clear/Telecom Truce – Farm Incomes – Carter Holt Harvey – Solomon Islands – Million Mom March

RIMU LOGGING: The cabinet will have to overcome some sharp divisions today as it makes decisions on rimu logging. Jim Anderton and Michael Cullen will be arguing for the contracts to run till 2007. In addition Cabinet will be considering issues on the trust and mining access.

DUTCH EXPLOSION: Rescuers at the site of a massive explosion in Holland say they have given up looking for survivors. The warehouses containing 100 tonnes of explosives exploded killing at least 20.

PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS: National is proposing a proxy Select Committee to hear submissions on the Property Relationships Bill. The Property Relationships bill caused heated debate at the Southern Regional National Party conference at the weekend.

CLEAR/TELECOM TRUCE: An agreement between Clear and Telecom over 0867 signals a watershed for the relationship between the two major protagonists in the telecommunications market. Clear is hopeful the truth is a sign relationships are improving.

FARM INCOMES: The Meat and Wool Board Economic Service says Meat and Wool farms have earnt more this year than for ages.

CARTER HOLT HARVEY: The CEO of Carter Holt Harvey is warning that billions of investment dollars could be lost if government is not proactive in attracting investment.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: The NZ High Commissioner in the Solomon Islands says that NZers have been urged to take precautions following a week of escalating violence.

MILLION MOM MARCH: Thousands of women from across the US have staged a Million Mom march for tougher gun laws. The mums want common sense gun laws. A counter demonstration is also being held.

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