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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Magic Mussels – Solomon Islands – Fiji Coup – Business Confidence – Zimbabwe - Timor Parade – Auckland Murder – Microsoft – Kindergartens

MAGIC MUSSELS: The Ministry of Health says the decision to prosecute those involved in the launch of Lyprinol says the Ministry was concerned about the high profile of the mussel extract product and the affect it would have on vulnerable people. When Lyprinol was released

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Reports from the Solomon Islands say the situation has deteriorated. The PM is believed to still be in custody. Phil Goff said he believed offers to release the PM haven’t been followed. Phone lines are again down today.

FIJI COUP: Chiefs from the West of Fiji will discuss setting up a separate state today. Meanwhile Kofi Annan says that coup leaders are setting themselves up for a fall, they are flying in the face of democracy. A delegation of Commonwealth Ministers will be heading to Fiji at the weekend.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE: The Finance Minister Michael Cullen says he believes confidence is returning to the business community following a slow down in Government Policy.

ZIMBABWE: The Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe says his government wants to eventually take over all white owned farms in Zimbabwe. Mr Mugabe also praised the actions of the war veterans.

TIMOR PARADE: 560 soldiers and air force staff are being officially welcomed home in a parade in Palmerston North today.

AUCKLAND MURDER: Police say the murder of Kylie Cherie Jones in a park in Glen Innes has shocked senior police investigators. The 23-year-old Journalist was murdered around 6pm on Tuesday night from a series of blows with a sharp object.

MIRCROSOFT: A Federal judge will deliver his decision on breaking up Microsoft in half an hour.

KINDERGARTENS: The Auckland Kindergarten association says it will cost $350,000 to repair run down Otara Kindergartens to an acceptable standard.

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