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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Submarine Accident – Indian Bomb – Dover Samuels – Local Government NZ – ERB – Joanne McCarthy – Kura Kaupapa – Whooping Cough – Calve Thefts - Quake

SUBMARINE ACCIDENT: The Pentagon says there is no indication any of its submarines were involved in a collision with a Russian Submarine that is lying on the bottom of the sea east of Norway. The Russsian’s say there are no nuclear weapons on board the submarine and the reactor has been shut down.

INDIAN BOMB: A bomb has ripped through the last carriage of a train in India. Heavy security is in place for Independence Day celebrations today.

DOVER SAMUELS: The National Party leader Jenny Shipley is expected to release today the evidence on which she based dirt digging allegations against the PM Helen Clark. Helen Clark has denied digging dirt.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NZ: The Mayor of Palmerston North Jill White says that Local Government NZ must use regional meetings to restore confidence in the organisation.

ERB: The marathon debate on the ERB will resume under urgency this afternoon. The house began debating the 11th and final part of the bill last night but there are still schedules to go. The Leader of the House says that at the end of the day the Government will win.

JOANNE MCCARTHY: The jury in the Joanne McCarthy murder case will resume deliberations today. The jury retired at 9.30pm last night.

KURA KAUPAPA: One in five Maori immersion schools are considered a risk to their students education, double the ratio in schools as a whole.



WHOOPING COUGH: Medical authorities are welcoming the arrival of a new improved version of the whooping cough vaccine.

CALVE THEFTS: Waikato Farmers are having to mount guard over the calves because of the high prices they are receiving. Calves are worth $100 to $120 each.

QUAKE: An earthquake was felt in the lower North Island just after 2am. It was centered 10km east if Waikanae and measured 4.6 on the Richter scale.

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