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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Israel – Yugoslavia – Maori Pay – Heart Surgery Waiting List – Super – Air Traffic Control – Hamilton Casino

ISRAEL: The violence between Palestinians and Israel has eased after tough talk from the Israeli PM. While Israel talked tough a new ceasefire was organised in Gaza. In another gesture of reconciliation Mr Arafat has offered to rebuild Joseph’s tomb.
- The US Secretary of State says it is up to Yasser Arafat to stop the uprising.
- The director of an Islamic group in London says that if Yasser Arafat were to stop the uprising he would lose his job.
- Israel and Hizbollah negotiators have begun negotiating over the return of three Israeli soldiers.

YUGOSLAVIA: The new President of Yugoslavia said his first priority is to normalise relations with other countries. Montenegro and Kosovo are concerned that they will no longer have external support for their independence movements.

MAORI PAY: An Otago University Study which found that Maori employees were being paid less on average for the same jobs than Pakeha, has been criticised.

HEART SURGERY WAITING LIST: The waiting list for non-acute heart surgery in Auckland at Greenlane Hospital has quadrupled over the last 27 months.

SUPER: The government will announce details of a new superannuation fund tomorrow. National says that more widespread support is needed for the scheme.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL” Airways Corporation is probing a computer hardware problem with the air traffic control system that led to some flight delays over the weekend.

HAMILTON CASINO: The backers of a proposed casino in Hamilton go to court today to challenge a High Court decision that the Casino Control Authority was biased when it granted the casino license.

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