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National Radio Midday Bulletin

1. IMITATION GUNS - It has been revealed that the police were arranging an education campaign about imitation firearms This come as police short a man who it appears refused to put one down.

2. POWER OUT - Linesman in central Otago are working around the clock to restore power after heavy wind brought down lines. Some areas have been without power for two days in freezing weather.

3. SNOW - The Met Service has issued a heavy snow warning for central Canterbury.

4. TURKISH FOOD - Lovers of Turkish food have been warned to take care after a break out of Salmonella in some Turkish eateries.

5. FOOD BODY - The Seafood industry says the Government's decision to start a new food agency will delay further a review of food administration that is badly needed.

6. CHEAP LABOUR - The Green Party says it will seek answers over the exploitation of Asian workers in the New Zealand textile industry.

7. IRELAND - Britain and the Irish Republic have announced a deal to set up a Coalition Government in Northern Ireland.

8. KOSOVO - The United Nations has appointed a permanent civil administrator in Kosovo.

9. TOY WARNING - The makers of two Star Wars toys (light sabres) say they may be faulty.

SPORT - New Zealand dismissed England and then England dismissed New Zealand as 21 wickets fell on the second day of the first test. A qualifier has made the women's semi final for the first time at Wimbledon.

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