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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Carol Stigley – Sex Offenders – Taffy Hotene – Child Safety – Faulty Tyres – Plane Crash – East Timor – Indonesia – Serbia – Tourism Strategy – GE Commission

CAROL STIGLEY: The President of LGNZ has admitted that she did not tell the whole truth earlier this week concerning payments made to Carol Stigley on her departure.

SEX OFFENDERS: The Justice Minister Phil Goff says there needs to be a better method for managing sex offenders in the community.

TAFFY HOTENE: The Minister of Corrections Matt Robson says that questions have been raised about anti-violence programmes attended by murderer and rapist Taffy Hotene inside prison.

CHILD SAFETY: The Commissioner Of Children will seek assurances on the safety of children taken into care in the Wairarapa as a result of police investigations into the death of a toddler.

FAULTY TYRES: The Bridgestone company is to recall millions of tyres because they have been implicated in a series of fatal accidents.

PLANE CRASH: Several people have been called in a collision between two light planes in the US.

EAST TIMOR: An Australian Soldier has died in East Timor as a result of the accidental discharge of a weapon.

INDONESIA: Indonesian President Abdurrachman Wahid has handed over day to day governing decisions to his deputy Megawati Sukarno-Putri.

SERBIA: Two Canadians and two Britons have plead not guilty of terrorism in a Serbian court.

TOURISM STRATEGY: The Government will this morning announce a nine strong team to implement a national tourism strategy.

GE COMMISSION: The Royal Commission into GE will today begin hearing 250 applications from interested parties who want the power to cross-examine witnesses.




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