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National Radio 7am Bulletin

Defence Force Slap On Wrist - Petrol Prices - LA Shooting - Eclipse - South Asian Tensions - Kosovo - Social Service Organisations - Maori Development - Postal Trial - Cricket

DEFENCE FORCE SLAP ON WRIST: The head of the Defence Force is promising tighter procedures following a spend-up at a business seminar. Defence Force head says he has now tightened guidelines.

PETROL PRICE: Motorists are facing their third round of price rises in a month. Mobil is putting up prices by another 3 cents tonight. Others are reviewing prices.

LA SHOOTING: The man who allegedly injured five people in a shooting in LA yesterday has turned himself into police in Las Vegas.

ECLIPSE: Millions of people across the world have watched the last total eclipse of the century. In England clouds spoilt the view.

SOUTH ASIAN TENSIONS: A day after India shot down a Pakistan plane Pakistan has fired on some Indian helicopters. Journalists seriously alarmed when helicopter takes evasive action.

KOSOVO: UN officials in Kosovo say continued violence against Serbs has driven all but 2000 of 40,000 Serbs who lived in Pristina out of the city.

SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANISATIONS: Government announces contract to social services organisations which the government says will reduce duplication between them.

MAORI DEVELOPMENT: The government has taken the first major step away from main-streaming with $11.5 million over three years in a new Maori service development fund. The money will go to a range of groups.

POSTAL TRIAL: NZ Post is to trial cheaper postal rates in the Manawatu for seven weels to see if they get an increase in usage of the Fastpost service.

CRICKET: New Zealand beaten by Middlesex.

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