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National Radio 8am Bulletin

East Timor – Waikato Hospital – Auckland Traffic – Northern Ireland – Mauri Pacific’s Tax Deal Bigger

EAST TIMOR: The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has demanded an end to violence in East Timor. The violence started yesterday as a rally for independence was taking place. Armed militia members then threatened a hotel housing journalists, and then attacked an office of the pro-independence movement. The situation is now very tense says a reporter.

WAIKATO HOSPITAL: Seriously injured patients arriving at Waikato hospital face unacceptable conditions according to nurses. The General Manager of the Hospital agrees the problem is unreasonable.

AUCKLAND TRAFFIC: The government has agreed to assist Auckland mayors with Auckland traffic problems.

NORTHERN IRELAND: The IRA says it hasn’t broken the ceasefire agreement in Northern Ireland and Mo Mowlam says the ceasefire has not been broken too.

MAURI PACIFIC’S TAX DEAL BIGGER: A reported $15 million tradeoff between Mauri Pacific and the government over tax cuts is – according to our political staff – actually abour $35 million.

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