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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Opec – Petrol Prices – S11 – Northland Gynaecologist – Sierra Leone – Medical Mishaps- Korean Olympics – Olympic Flame – Canadian Golf

OPEC: OPEC Ministers have agreed to raise production by 3% or 800,000 barrels of oil a day. This figure was at the top end of market expectations. Analysts say it is not enough however.

PETROL PRICES: Oil Companies in NZ warn that even if crude prices fall lower petrol prices may be months away.

S11: Australian Police will be out in force today as demonstrations start in Wellington against the World Economic Forum. Protestors say the WEF is progressing globalisation at the expense of the poor.

NORTHLAND GYNAECOLOGIST: A Northland gynaecologist Graham Parry has been suspended by the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal until a full hearing can be heard into

SIERRA LEONE: British Troops have stormed a Westside Boys base in Sierra Leone killing 17 members of the group and rescuing six hostages. 11 members of the Westside Boys were captured in the operation.

MEDICAL MISHAPS: Hospitals and health services could face new reporting requirements for medical mishaps according to a health working party.

KOREAN OLYMPICS: Will march as one team at the Olympic opening ceremony in Sydney. The decision was announced by the IOC.

OLYMPIC FLAME: The Olympic Flame has finally arrived in Sydney but has been briefly kidnapped.

CANADIAN GOLF: Grant Waite is beating Tiger Woods by one stroke in the Canadian golf open.


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