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National Radio 7am Bulletin

LAMB TARIFFS: The NZ and Australian trade ministers will try again today to save themselves from US lamb tariffs. The announcement from the US is now long overdue. The ministers will be meeting with two US trade representative

BUSH MURDER: The police want to speak to trampers who have been in the Tararua Ranges recently after the body of Terry King, aka Trevor Heath , was found near Powell Hutt shot dead.

SHIER FAMILY:Rod Donald says it is cowardly of the Immigration Minister to attack the Shier family now they have finally left as they cannot defend themselves. Donald says the Shier's denied the cannabis belonged to them.

RAPIST ESCAPIST: A convicted rapist who broke out of prison Dion Matthews will be back in maximum security now he has been recaptured.

TOURISM BOARD: Government deal over Tourism Board payments to former directors is expected to be announced today. The new settlement will make it clear no blame is attached to anyone.

IRA: Northern Irish leaders try to settle on a May 2000 deadline for the IRA to disarm.

YUGOSLAVIA: UN Secretary General is warning of a fresh humanitarian disaster in the Balkans unless Yugoslavia receives aid. Come winter the Serb people will be on the move he says.

BERT POTTER: Corrections is taking action against parolee Bert Potter after he refused to leave the Centrepoint commune he founded.

SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: The jury in the Scott Watson Trial is flying to the Marlborough Sounds today to inspect the Furneaux Lodge area.

WELLINGTON AIRPORT:Wellington's $116 million new airport terminal will be open to the public from tomorrow. The new terminal replaces an old aircraft factory. The old terminal will be demolished next month.

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