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National Radio 9am Bulletin

Congo – Laboratory Suspended – Kiwi Bank – Spectrum Auction – Arson – The Race

CONGO: The Government of Congo has confirmed the death of President Kabila. He died in Zimbabwe after being shot. His son is now the leader of the Congo.

LABORATORY SUSPENDED: It has been revealed that NZ’s largest medical laboratory lost its accreditation in several areas due to shortages of staff. Lab + says she is trying her best to employ more qualified staff.

KIWI BANK: The General Secretary of the banking union says that more research is needed before the Kiwi bank is launched. The plan will go to a cabinet committee next week.

SPECTRUM AUCTION: The Communications Minister says the comparatively low prices paid in the 2Ghz spectrum auction is good news for consumers. The sale has earned $133 million.

ARSON: The fire service says it believes most of the fires in Wellington this summer have been deliberately lit.

THE RACE: Grant Dalton’s giant catamaran yacht Club Med is leading “The Race” around the world.

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