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Donald Bradman Dies - No More Dole In Oz - Foot And Mouth Disease In UK - Marie Jamieson Funeral - Fizzy Drink Ban

DONALD BRADMAN DIES: The greatest cricketer ever, say some, has died of pneumonia aged 82. Sir Donald Bradman's death almost brought PM John Howard - in Wellington - to tears. Sir Donald was known by everybody in Australia. He never played cricket in NZ and never against NZ in a test match. Eric Tindall remembers catching Bradman out in a match but. Bert Sutcliffe said Bradman was shy.

NO MORE DOLE IN OZ: Details emerged today about how dole payments will not be paid across the ditch in Oz. Oz PM John Howard laid a wreath for ANZAC's today too. John Howard appears happy with his agreement with the NZ Government. New Kiwi immigrants to Australia will not get dole. NZ saves $100 million over three years by not paying invalids benefits for Kiwis in Australia. NZers on the way across the ditch don't seem to care. Pensions however will continue to be paid. National Leader Jenny Shipley says that NZ may have given away too much.

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE: A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Devon widens the problem. Every farmers worst nightmare. 100s of stock are being burnt to dispose of them. The suspect farm is one of 13 owned by the one farmer. There is concern that the farmer is a major exporter to Europe. NZ is sending a four man veterinary team to the UK to help. They are taking a computer system with them.

MARIE JAMIESON FUNERAL: A sad and emotional farewell was held today for murdered woman Marie Jamieson in Whakatane today. The young woman, aged, 23 was violently murdered in Auckland. 500 attended the funeral today. Father Jerry Jamieson said his daughter was bright. "There will never be a cure for the pain we feel," he said. Jamieson's body was dumped behind a factory three weeks ago. Police are looking for a man who was possibly seen talking to Jamieson when she got off a bus.

FIZZY DRINK BAN: A Christchurch School is standing strong on a ban on fizzy drink. Belfast School says that children's behaviour deteriorates at lunch-time when they drink fizzy drinks. Roger McClay says that punishing children for bringing items their parents have given them to school is not very fair.

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