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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Fiji Coup – Refugee Boat Sinks – Dover Samuels – Solomon Islands – Business Confidence – Telecommunications – UN Quality of Life Ratings - Euro 2000

FIJI COUP: The hostage takers in Fiji are warning that the hostages may be in danger if the Military tightens its cordon and cuts of water, power and phones to Speight and his supporters.

REFUGEE BOAT SINKS: An overloaded boat full of Christian refugees from the Island of Anbon is lost and all the passengers are feared drowned.

DOVER SAMUELS: Dover Samuels has called off a planned Nga Puhi hui at Waitangi this weekend. Dover says it would have turned into a kumara court. The chairman of the Marae Committee is very disappointed.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: There are hopes a new PM for the Solomon Islands will be elected today. Government MPs have agreed to turn up following assurances from the chief of police. There are three candidates for the position.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE: Finance Minister Michael Cullen says business confidence is turning despite a survey showing it at its lowest levels since 1987. Dr Cullen says the survey shows confidence started to return after government started talking to business.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Proposals to start self- regulation in the telecommunications industry are supported by some, Clear and TUANZ, and not by others.

QUALITY OF LIFE: NZ is the 20th best place in the world to live according to UN quality of life ratings. African nations took up the last 24 places and Sierra Leone came last. Canada came in at number 1 for the seventh time in a row, followed by norway.

EURO 2000: Italy have beaten the Netherlands in their Euro 2000 clash. Italy will play France in the final.

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