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National Radio Midday Bulletin

POLICE SHOOTING: The body of a man shot by police yesterday afternoon near Helensville has now been removed from the seen. The body has yet to be identified.

BLOOD USE: Health And Disability Commissioner Robyn Stent has urged patients to ensure they are fully briefed about proceedures involving blood products after complaints in the Wellington region over possibly contaminated blood.

STALLED IRISH PEACE ACCORD: Sinn Fein leader Jerry Adams has said he has gone as far as he can in the stalled talks. He said the IRA will not disarm before they can sit in the Parliament and it was never a condition of the talks. Talks will reconvene tomorrow.

FIRE FIGHTERS: Fire fighters in Tuatakiri struggled in appalling conditions to reopen roads and deal with fallen power lines last night.

LEGAL AID: The law firm which earns the most from legal aid Brookfields says more than half of this money goes on family law.

WANGANUI BREAKOUT: The car believed to be used by two escapers from Wanganui prison has been recovered by police. They two men are still on the use.

TARARUA MURDER: Police are returning the dead mans car to Wellington Airport in the hope of jogging peoples memory of seeing it or Terry King.

KOSOVO: UN Peacekeepers have found 140 bodies of Albanians buried in two villages in one of the largest atrocities uncovered to date.

BILL CLINTON: US President Bill Clinton said the time is right for reviving the Middle East peace process.

ECONOMY: Government surplus is $430 million higher than predicted in this years budget.

FOOD SAFETY MINISTRY: The government has announced a separate agency is to be launched to deal with issues of food safety as advocated by the opposition.

DIOXIN: The Ministry of Health has given the all clear to a number of products from Belgium under suspicion as a result of the dioxin scare.

YOUTH HOSTEL: A new environmentally friendly youth hostel for backpackers is providing sustainable accomodation in Auckland. It has 300 beds.

TRAFFIC: Auckland Harbour Bridge is clearing after three crashes between 9.30 and 9.40am stopped traffic. Nobody was seriously injured.

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