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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Kiwi Bank x 2 – Marie Jamieson – Vet Strike – Dioxin – FBI Russian Spy – Russian Missile Defence – Pilot Safety – Sandwich Boards – Lyetllton Port

KIWI BANK: The Alliance Leader Jim Anderton says the People’s Bank will avoid high risk lending to the corporate sector and so avoid the need for a costly bailout like the BNZ. Jim says that makes the bank a safe investment for the taxpayer.

KIWI BANK: ACT Leader Richard Prebble says he won’t give back a leaked copy of the Kiwi Bank’s business plan. He has challenged NZ Post to “Make My Day” by threatening legal action.

MARIE JAMIESON: Auckland Police are trying to piece together the final moments of Auckland woman Marie Jamieson. They want to speak to all of Jamieson’s associates. Police say they should have more information following completion of forensic tests.

VET STRIKE: MAF and striking vets say they are available to meet today to discuss the strike. The vets say they have pared back their claim to a 10% increase and a $5000 industry allowance.

DIOXIN: Union representatives are asking the government to conduct a comprehensive study of dioxin in former timber workers. The call comes after the release of the final version

FBI RUSSIAN SPY: A veteran agent of the FBI has been arrested in Washington on charges of spying. Mr Hanson is thought to have sold secrets for 15 years to the Russians.

RUSSIAN MISSILE DEFENCE: The Russian President has called on NATO to consider a Russian version of a ballistic missile shield. Russian military officials are ready to tour Europe to sell the proposal to the European public, says President Putin.

PILOT SAFETY: An author of a medical report on pilots says action must be taken quickly to assure public safety.

SANDWICH BOARDS: A group of Auckland inner city retailers are vowing to continue a fight to enable themselves to resume using sandwich boards. Some say they have

LYTELLTON PORT: The Lytellton Port Company is giving up control over the entire Lytellton Port area. They say it is a practical decision following the destruction of a pleasure boat Marina located outside of the Port Area.

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