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National Radio 7am Bulletin

CHEST THERAPY INQUIRY: Unethical says MP Phillida Bunkle of the practices carried out in the National Women's hospital . The parents of children who died or were injured between 1993 and 1994 now want compensation.

IRAQ: A New Zealander mine-clearer accused of planting locust eggs in Northern Iraq has been ordered to leave.

EAST TIMOR: NZ diplomats have arrived in East Timor to make a formal complaint about the lack of security provided to UN personnel. NZ's ambassador in Jakarta says the risk to NZers in East Timor is not yet extreme.

MANA AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: There has been strong reaction among Northland Maori to a case in which a man accused of domestic violence because of his great mana.

POWER CUTS: Power has been restored to all homes in Central Otago following power-cuts of up to four days. Questions remain at the political level over whether the electricity reforms had any effect on delaying the fix.

ISRAEL: The new Israeli PM has spoken out in favour of peace as he is sworn in. Yasser Arafat has responded saying he is willing to resume peace talks.

PETER ELLIS APPEAL: The crown will present its case in the Peter Ellis Appeal at the Court of Appeal today.

PARAPARAUMU PROTEST: MP Tu Wyllie says the government should have addressed protesters concerns about Paraparaumu Airport in 1995.

MENTAL HEALTH: More specialised mental health services are needed for New Zealand youth says Dr Alison Taylor.

TENNIS BALLS: The International Tennis Federation wants to slow down the game with bigger - same weight - balls.


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