National Radio Midday Bulletin
NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: The Japanese government is trying to contain the most serious nuclear accident in the country’s history. A leak at a uranium processing plant has injured over a dozen people. Dr Robert White from Auckland University says the plant has a history of accidents and that the operation which caused the accident shouldn’t have been conducted at that plant.
ARREST FOR MURDER: Police in South Auckland have arrested a man for the murder of a Vietnamese woman last year.
EDUCATION: The Minister for Education has signaled more changes to the education system at the tenth anniversary of Tomorrows Schools. He has also released a discussion document.
TIMOR: East Timorese and US State Dept officials have again voiced their concerns over the treatment of Timorese refugees being held in West Timor.
TROOPS: Kiwi troops are out on the streets in Dili – patrolling on foot and in APCs.
QUAKE: An earthquake in Central and Southern Mexico has killed 14 people. The quake measured 7.5 on the Richter Scale and lasted two minutes.
CHECHNYA: Several European countries are calling for an end to fighting in Chechnya. Russia are trying to commit an Islamic uprising in the breakaway state.
DAIRY: The NZ Dairy Company are expected to hear shortly whether High Court action will save them from having to dump up to three million litres of milk per day.
HIKOI: A Maori
Anglican bishop says the issues underpinning the Hikoi of
Hope still remain. The key issue is inadequate income. Today
is the anniversary of the Hikoi and Work For the