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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Alternative Fuels – Junior Doctors – Superyachts – War Crimes Witness Bombed – Moscow Fire – Plane Crash Trial – East Timor – SA Cricket – Banned Drugs

ALTERNATIVE FUELS: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of vehicles being converted to alternative fuels. The Government has also begun considering conversion of some of its fleet to CNG and LPG.

JUNIOR DOCTORS: Junior Doctors are back on the job at Whangarei hospital after a week long strike. The hospital has a backlog of clinics and operations. Northland Health is grateful for assistance from the public. Elsewhere, in Wellington, a meeting is to be held between doctors, health officials and a mediator.

SUPERYACHTS: A skill shortage may hold back the NZ superyacht industry from rapidly expanding say participants.

WAR CRIMES WITNESS BOMBED: A witness who testified to the mass killings of Serbs in Croatia has been blown up at his house.

MOSCOW FIRE: Moscow fire-fighters have found the bodies of three of their colleagues in the basement of the flaming tower. Three basic problems made the fire an accident waiting to happen says a BBC reporter.

PLANE CRASH TRIAL: The pilot of a crashed Ansett Plane is back in Palmerston North district court today for a depositions hearing into four manslaughter charges.

EAST TIMOR: Seven MPs are headed for East Timor today as Amnesty publishes a report warning that violence may raise its head again. The report praises NZ soldiers for their role in East Timor.

SA CRICKET: The South African ruling cricket body has banned two players from playing international cricket for the rest of the year for their involvement in match fixing.

BANNED DRUGS: The International Olympic Committee has given approval to tests for the banned drug EPO.


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