National Radio Midday Report
Waterfront Dispute – Judges Superannuation – Woods Win – Community Funding – Sophie Sting – Highway – Palmerston Nth Council – Holyford Walk – Peru Election – Superpower Standoff – Paraglider – Farmer Found – Foot And Mouth – Women’s Soccer
- WATERFRONT DISPUTE: The Waterfront Workers Union is considering legal action over a leaked draft mediation report into the South Island ports dispute. The Union says the leak makes it more difficult to settle the dispute. National MP Nick smith leaked the report.
- JUDGES’ SUPERANNUATION: The Green Party has expressed concern over a decision by the Higher Salaries Commission that will see taxpayers contribute more towards Judges’ Superannuation packages.
- WOODS WIN: Tiger Woods has become the first man ever to win all of Golf’s four major international tournaments in a row.
- COMMUNITY FUNDING: Services for at-risk children and their families have been targeted in $70m worth of Government funding to community providers.
- SOPHIE STING: The Queen has turned on the British press after a News of the World sting forced her daughter in law the Countess of Wessex Sophie Rhys-Jones to quit her job as head of a PR firm.
- HIGHWAY: Some freight companies say they believe they could make big savings as a result of a planned highway linking Auckland’s main motorways and the city’s port. TransFund has agreed in principle to the $80m needed for the first two stages of the highway.
- PALMERSTON NTH COUNCIL: Minister of Local Government Sandra Lee’s advisers are considering a request for a ministerial review of the Palmerston North City Council because of an agreement made by the council to sell its building in the city square to be turned into a four star hotel.
- HOLLYFORD WALK: A German Magazine advertisement linking Fiordland’s Holyford Valley track to an American cigarette company has been condemned as compromising New Zealand’s clean green image.
- PERU ELECTION: Voting has ended in a presidential and general election in Peru.
- SUPERPOWER STANDOFF: The US is warning China that the continued detention of the crew of the damaged US spy plane is damaging relations between the two countries.
- MISSING PARAGLIDER: Police searching for an injured NZ paraglider pilot in Australia are increasingly concerned for his safety.
- FARMER FOUND: A search and rescue team from Gisborne have found a farmer who went missing overnight.
- FOOT AND MOUTH: The spread of foot and mouth disease to a previously clear part of the Britain’s East Coast suggests the virus is now over the entire country and shatters claims the virus is now being brought under control.
- WOMEN’S SOCCER: Islamic
fundamentalists in Kuwait are trying to stop a women’s
football tournament at the university saying it represents a