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People’s Bank – Body Is Jamieson – Global Warming Warning

- PEOPLE’S BANK: The government said yes today to the so called people’s bank. The bank will cost the government $78m. It aims to have 100,000 customers and be profitable within three years. Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said the bank was close to his hear and the heart of the Alliance. Commentators have expressed doubt that lower fees will be enough to attract customers. Anderton was found fairly subdued at the end of a long journey advocating the bank. His reputation will be staked on it. The bank is promising fees around 20 to 30 percent lower than it’s competitors. People on the street said they’d consider changing banks for lower fees. Mr Anderton promised to be the first to sign up. Finance Minister Michael Cullen said he stuck with the BNZ through the 80s and 90s, so it would be odd to move now. But he did say his wife was looking at opening an account. Prime Minister Helen Clark said she wouldn’t be opening an account.

- BODY IS JAMIESON: A killer is now being hunted in Auckland. Police confirmed the body found in West Auckland was Marie Jamieson. They don’t know whether she was murdered at the scene or somewhere else. Police say they say are looking for a weapon, and testing to see if Ms Jamieson was sexually violated.

- GLOBAL WARMING WARNING: A new warning has been sounded that rising temperatures pose the prospect of more and more global catastrophe. In New Zealand, the biggest impacts will be rainfall – more flash floods, more East Coast rain and less West Coast rain. Some farmlands will turn to desert.

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