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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Vector Energy – Israel – Perfing Police – Unemployment – US Tax Cuts – National and Act – MAF Vets – Science Funding – Seal and Salmon

VECTOR ENERGY: Auckland’s Vector Energy is a step closer to paying out $570 to 200,000 customers following a council decision not to pursue a legal appeal. The Energy Trust will meet tonight to consider the payout.

ISRAEL: A large car bomb has exploded in Jerusalem injuring one.

PERFING POLICE: A senior Police officer charged with drunken driving is expected to perf out of the force.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Unemployment has reached 13 year low levels but the CTU is concerned that the slowing world economy might result in the trend being reversed.

US TAX CUT: A US Federal tax cut plan was delivered today by President George Bush. Critics say the tax cut is aimed at the wealthy.

NATIONAL AND ACT: MPs from National and ACT are holding their first ever joint caucus this morning. ACT say they are not copying Labour and the Alliance.

MAF VETS: Today’s employment court hearing on whether MAF Vets can strike is seen as a test case. The CTU and TUF are closely watching the case. MAF Vets, like several unions, registered early.

SCIENCE FUNDING: The government is considering taking 10s of millions of dollars from CRI’s to pay for venture capital projects.

SEAL AND SALMON: The Forest and Bird Society has welcomed a DOC decision not to allow the movement of seals from around Salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

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