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National Radio Midday Bulletin

TIMOR: The UN is insisting the independence vote in East Timor proceed on schedule, despite violent flare-ups in Dili in which several people have died.

RESISTANCE LEADER: The jailed Indonesian independence leader is said to be released in September after being arrested in 1992.

CONCERT: The Bastion Point millennium concert has been canned due to difficulties in getting supporting acts to play with Split Enz. It is the second failed millennium concert.

DOLLAR: The NZ dollar fell to a 10 month low, falling two cents against the US in one week, to 50.9 US. It is currently buying 51.15 US cents.

STRUCK OFF: A doctor who re-used dirty needles and failed to follow up on cervical smears has been struck off the medical register.

US LAW: The US chief law office is asking why the FBI took six years to admit they used incendiary devices in the WACO siege which may have caused the huge blaze there.

RURAL POLICE: A report into the safety of police in rural Auckland will investigate whether there is enough backup, supervision and equipment for the police, many of whom work alone.

QUAKE: Improving weather has seen the effort to recover bodies from the Turkish quake resume. The death toll is now over 13,000.

ENGLISH: Treasurer Bill English says the government and Mauri Pacific have been discussing extra spending for months on Maori Initiatives.

KILLING?: Police are searching the New Plymouth river mouth for traces of a teenager who a man claims he killed and dumped there.

UPHELD: The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision to jail a man for seven years for holding an MPs secretary at gunpoint.

WINZ: A protest is being held outside WINZ in Auckland over cuts to the New Dawn Partnership – a service for disabled people.

ANSETT: The union representing ANSETT pilots are meeting all day to try and resolve a conflict over new contracts.

GE VACCINE: British scientists are testing a genetically engineered vaccine for bubonic plague – an agent used widely in chemical warfare.

BLEDISLOE CUP: Thousands of Kiwis are heading to Australia for the game tomorrow. 110,000 tickets have been sold and extra flights are being made.

OAMARU POLICE: An Oamaru policeman has been flown to hospital after being affected by a chemical spill. He is OK.

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