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National Radio 8am Bulletin

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Closing Gaps – Property Relations Bill – Fiji – Egypt And Israel – Indecision 2000 – TB – Tainui – Cricket – Rugby Strike

CLOSING GAPS: Te Puni Kokiri has conceded it is not measuring the effectiveness of the Closing the Gaps strategy.

PROPERTY RELATIONS BILL: MPs have voted to include defacto and same sex couples in a property relations bill last night. The house voted 62 to 58 on the defacto couples issue, and 74 to 39 in support of same sex couples.

FIJI: Fiji pro-democracy activists say they intend to take action after a coup supporter was allowed into NZ for medical treatment.

EGYPT AND ISRAEL: Egypt has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel in protest at Israel’s attacks on Palestinians. Egypt signed the first Arab world peace treaty with Israel. Meanwhile four Palestinians have been killed in fresh fighting.

INDECISION 2000: The seven Justices of the Florida Supreme Court are continuing to consider whether hand recounts will be allowed to be counted in the final vote count for the state.

TB: A new study into the worst TB outbreak in recent times has criticised a Pacific Island Church which resisted testing of his parishioners.

TAINUI: The Government has decided to pay Tainui its $13 million today despite continuing wrangling within the tribe.

CRICKET: SA have beaten NZ by five wickets in the first test in South Africa.

RUGBY STRIKE: The England Rugby side have gone on strike after turning down a new pay offer. The strike is threatening an international against Argentina and follows a victory over Australia.

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