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National Radio 8am Bulletin

PM in NY – Tariana Turia – Surgical Mistakes – Snakes Alive – French Petrol Protests – Millennium Summit – Dairy Board – Aus Plane Crash – International Criminal Court

PM IN NY: The PM says NZ will continue to be at the forefront of efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons when speaking at the State of The World Forum in New York. Helen Clark received a standing ovation for her opening address.

TARIANA TURIA: Meanwhile the PM has called on MPs to stop harping on the use of the “Holocaust” word by Tariana Turia. Tariana Turia has now issued a further apology. The National Leader Jenny Shipley says the PM cannot ignore the damage done to

SURGICAL MISTAKES: A Whangarei gynaecologist Graham Parry ,who failed to diagnose cancer for a woman patient, says he is very sorry for her plight.

SNAKES ALIVE: MAF has put in place new rules for looking after containers of used batteries after the discovery of a second live snake in Petone yesterday.

FRENCH PETROL PROTESTS: The French Government is talking to truck drivers about a blockade of petrol haulage that has nearly brought France to a halt. Petrol rationing has been introduced in several areas. The Fina-Elf petrol company says it expects 90% of its stations to be empty by the end of today.

MILLENNIUM SUMMIT: North Korea has pulled out of the NY Millennium Summit after a confrontation with US security officials in Frankfurt.

DAIRY BOARD: The Dairy Board has bought a controlling share in a Brazillian milk-products company. The deal cost around $300 million and will cost a further investment of a similar sum.

AUS PLANE CRASH: Police in Australia say two NZers died in a strange plane accident in Australia, they were Brett Hewett, 31, and Roger Clarkson, 30.

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT: NZ has ratified an International Criminal Court Treaty by passing relevant legislation. NZ’s ratification brings to 15 the number of countries who have ratified. A further 45 ratifications are needed to bring the court treaty into effect.


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