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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Airways Green Light – Dollar Drops – Reserve Bank On Dollar – Sierra Leone – Ritalin – Truancy Crackdown – Sports Funding – Soccer Riots – Home Invasion – Kiwi Karori

AIRWAYS GREEN LIGHT: The Airways Corporation has Government approval to set up a consortium to purchase UK Air Traffic Control. The Minister says the corporation will remain in government hands. Mr Burton says the corporation is also precluded from investing capital in the consortium.

DOLLAR DROPS: The rise in US interest rates has put heavy downward pressure on the NZ Dollar which overnight fell down under 46 US cents.

RESERVE BANK ON DOLLAR: The Reserve Bank Governor says he can not explain why the dollar has fallen so far after he raised the NZ Official Cash Rate interest rate.

SIERRA LEONE: The UN says rebels have released 80 peace-keepers they had been holding. More than 200 peace keepers remain in rebel hands.

RITALIN: Police say some parents are having their children put on ritalin in order to sell their drugs. Students with ritalin are easy targets for drug dealers says a principle.

TRUANCY CRACKDOWN: The Police and Schools are about to launch a special operation to crack down on truancy in Otahuhu and Papatoetoe.

SPORTS FUNDING: Sports officials predict the government’s new sports funding package will produce a higher medal tally over five years. The Sports Foundation says the Australian’s invest heavily in sport and achieve world results as a result.

SOCCER RIOTS: Police have fired tear-gas in an attempt to dispurse rival British and Turkish soccer fans in Copenhagen, Denmark.

HOME INVASION: Police say they still haven’t been able to talk to an elderly man attacked in Ohau, he remains in hospital since the attack Monday.

KIWI KARORI: The call of the Kiwi will return to Wellington next year if work of the Karori Sanctuary Trust goes to plan.

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