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National Radio 8am Bulletin


Hospital Accidents - Unemployment - Job Ads Down - TVNZ - Nurses Face Violence - Israel - US Vs UN - Kerikeri Search - PM Defamation - Taranaki Settlement

HOSPITAL ACCIDENTS: The clinical director of a study that found one in 10 people suffered from a medical accident says that it shows that hospitals can be dangerous places.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Parties from both ends of the political spectrum are calling on the Government to do more to cut unemployment even more. Unemployment has fallen to 5.4%, its lowest level in 13 years.

JOB ADS DOWN: A survey of job ads shows that job growth is slowing. An ANZ economist says employers are becoming cautious.

TVNZ: The Minister of Broadcasting Marian Hobbs says that comments from Ross Armstrong that have angered staff may have been misinterpreted. Mr Armstrong had simply been commenting on how organisations worked, she said.

NURSES FACE VIOLENCE: Nurses working in Emergency Departments say they are facing increasing levels of violence on the job.

ISRAEL: Israel has rocketed the Palestinian National Security Offices in Gaza in retaliation against the killing of two Roumanian workers in a bomb explosion. Later hundreds of angry Palestinians gathered outside the bombed buildings.

US VS US: The US Congress is considering holding back millions of dollars from the United Nations. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging the US not to punish the UN for recent decisions.

KERIKERI SEARCH: Air and land searches have begun for a man who went bogey boarding near Kerikeri yesterday.



PM DEFAMATION: National and ACT says the PM should personally pay for a defamation settlement paid to a man she wrongly accused of being a "convicted murderer", in fact the man has a manslaughter conviction.

TARANAKI SETTLEMENT: The signing of a Taranaki Maori land settlement will go ahead this weekend following a court decision in the High Court. Two sub-tribes had challenged the land settlement saying that they had not been treated correctly by the Waitangi Tribunal.

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