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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Israel – Alcohol – Maori Fishing Assets – Uni Fee Freeze – West Coast Gold Mine – Indonesia - Prison Murder – Wellington Street Safety – Fire Station Fire – Rower Dies – Clinic For Depressed Bankers

ISRAEL: The Egyptian President has warned international leaders that they must intervene to avoid a catastrophe in the region. The International Community needs to make clear to Israel the danger of the path they are on. Meanwhile Ariel Sharon is defiant in the face of US pressure not to use F16s against civilian targets.

ALCOHOL: The head of the alcohol advisory council says that making alcohol more expensive would be one way to target problem binge drinkers. The

MAORI FISHING ASSETS: The Privy Council in London will begin hearing arguments this evening on the allocation of Maori Fishing assets.

UNI FEE FREEZE: Universities and Polytechnics are making a last ditch effort to raise the offer being given to them in the budget in secret fee-freeze deal.

WEST COAST GOLD MINE: Pressure is mounting on Sandra Lee to allow a 300m deep open cast gold mine to go ahead on conservation land. Damien O’Connor, local MP, says he has the support of Jim Anderton.

INDONESIA: Indonesian Cabinet Ministers say they have come up with no clear plans for dealing with the impasse over the future of President Abdurrachman Wahid.

PRISON MURDER: Police are continuing an investigation into the death of a prisoner, Justin Carr, in a Manawatu Prison.. A post mortem was carried out last night.

WELLINGTON STREET SAFETY: The Wellington City Council will consider tonight measures to speed up improvements in inner city safety following several attacks on women in the city.

FIRE STATION FIRE: A fire station in Te Rapa has been arsoned.

ROWER DIES: The former National Rowing Coach Harry Mahon has lost his battle with cancer.

CLINIC FOR DEPRESSED BANKERS: A London clinic favoured by stressed out celebrities has opened a new clinic for worried bankers stressed out about an approaching global recession..

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