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National Radio 8am Bulletin

National Radio 8am Bulletin

East Timor, Martial Law, Human Rights and NZ Troops – NZQA Row – Treaty Settlements – Taiwan Quake – Petrol Prices – GAYPEC

EAST TIMOR – MARTIAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS: The international peace-keeping force in East Timor is taking over responsibility for security in East Timor after the lifting of martial law by Indonesia. The move comes as an emergency meeting of the UN discusses human rights issues in Geneva.

EAST TIMOR – NZ TROOPS: Meanwhile a spokesman for the ADF says that NZ troops may be deployed earlier than planned. The commander of the multinational force has already said he wants to accelerate deployment.

NZQA ROW: Opposition parties say the reports on the NZQA pay-out to Dr Douglas Blackmur raise the need for a wide-ranging review of the public service.

TREATY SETTLEMENTS: Two more Taranaki tribes are expected to sign settlement heads of agreement with the crown today. Today Treaty Settlements Minister Doug Graham will travel to Taranaki to sign the agreements.

TAIWAN QUAKE: Four rescue workers from NZ are on their way to Taiwan to help in the rescue effort.

PETROL PRICES: One of the big four petrol companies Mobil says prices are likely to go up again as OPEC announces it will maintain restrictions on supply.

GAYPEC: Wellington is laying out the pink carpet to a gay and lesbian travel conference. The support from WCC was one of the major reasons Wellington was chosen for the event.

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