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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Timor – Dollar – PM And Dollar – Euro – Tranzrail Safety – Orange Roughy – Bougainville – Ansett Pilot – Cattle Rustling – Northland Forestry

TIMOR: The UN has evacuated all its staff from West Timor in the wake of attacks at Atambua.

DOLLAR: The NZ Dollar has fallen to new all-time lows against the US Dollar of US41.65 cents.

PM AND DOLLAR: The PM has been meeting with bankers and economists in New York who have suggested that NZ adopt a single currency with Australia and a combined share market.

EURO: Pressure is also coming on European Central Bankers to support a very low Euro currency.

TRANZRAIL SAFETY: Tranzrail says it is confident it can address safety issues raised in a Ministerial Inquiry into deaths in the rail industry.

ORANGE ROUGHY: Commercial Fishing Operator Moana Pacific says it is disappointed about the extent of cuts in the Orange Roughy fishery.

BOUGAINVILLE: A Boungainville peace summit has ended satisfactorily according to a Bougainvillean leader.

ANSETT PILOT: After a four day hearing in Palmerston North a judge will now decide whether former Ansett Pilot Garry Southeran will face charges of manslaughter.

CATTLE RUSTLING: Police in Northland are investigating cattle and calf rustling complaints.

NORTHLAND FORESTY: Northland councils are asking for government help to build roads for a burgeoning forestry industry.

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