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National Radio Midday Report

Telecommunications Inquiry – Child Murder Trial – Charges Against Grandmother – Photographer Ban – Dob-In Scheme – Self Defense Laws – Equestrian Setback – Indian Flood - Stolen Generation

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INQUIRY: Telecom argued against regulation before the ministerial inquiry into telecommunications. Telecom says proposals for regulation are intrusive.

CHILD MURDER TRIAL: Two People are on trial in the Auckland High Court over the murder of a three and a half year old boy.

CHARGES AGAINST GRANDMOTHER: Further charges have been laid against the woman alleged to have assaulted her granddaughter.

PHOTOGRAPER BAN: The Evening Post has been banned from taking photos of MPs for one week after taking a photo of Annabel Young yawning.

DOB-IN SCHEME: A long time anti pollution campaigner doubts Auckland Regional Council’s move to encourage drivers to dob in owners of smoky vehicles will work.

SELF-DEFENSE LAWS: Scare Crows: Why women Kill author Rhonda Bungay has welcomed discussion on introducing new defences for people who murder violent partners by the Law Commision.

EQUESTRIAN SETBACK: New Zealand equestrian Blythe Tait’s horse Chesterfield, dropped dead of apparent heart attack, the latest of a series of setbacks to the New Zealand Equestrian team.

INDIAN FLOOD: Medical teams with vaccines have been deployed in India’s flood devastated North East.

STOLEN GENERATION: The lawer acting for the organisation representing Stolen generation aboriginies seeking compensation says an appeal against last week’s Federal Court decision against them is now being prepared.

ACC: The New Zealand Childcare Association is upset that ACC premiums for pre-schools have gone up by two thirds, when there was no increase under private insurers.

MURDER TRIAL: The lawyer for the man accused of Killing Joanne McCarthy told the High Court jury that whoever killed Mrs McCarthy must have been linked with a yellow ute.

WASPS APPROVED: The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a wasp to control insects that damage horticultural crops.


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