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National Radio Midday Bulletin

1. LAMB TRADE - American sheep farmers say they are frustrated at delays at the move to place restrictions on NZ lamb.

2. HOME INVASION - The Justice Minister, Tony Ryall, says the Home Invasion Bill is not an attempt to win votes.

3. WATSON TRIAL - AT the murder trial of Scott Watson the court has heard of more strange noises on the night a Blenheim couple disappeared.

4. ESCAPEE - Convicted murdered Michael Bullock has appeared in court on charges connected with him escaping from children.

5. POOL - The North Shore Council has just approved spending on a sports and pool complex.

6. WATER CHARGES - Papakura residents will be paying more for their water from the only private water company in the country.

7. FRAUD - Police say there is little people can do to stop people taking credit card numbers and using them fraudulently.

8. KOSOVO - After a day long visit to Kosovo, the British Foreign Minister has called on all people in Kosovo to create a free and open society .

9. KURDS - The Kurdish rebel leader on trial has spoken of his desire for peace.

10. MULTIPLUGS - Officials say that many parents are unaware of the dangers posed to children by multiplugs.

11. DRUGS - Whangarei schools are considering a drug programme that will include urine testing on pupils.

12 SUPER COMPUTER - New Zealand Researchers have bought the most powerful computer in the Southern Hemisphere for work at NIWA.

12.MISSINg YACHT - An attempt to recover wreckage of a yacht on the Antipodes Island, which is believed to be that of two missing men, is underway.

13.NEW YEAR'S EVE Queen Elizabeth believes that there should be a special holiday on New Year's Eve this year

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