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National Radio 8.30am Bulletin

West Coast Flood – Maori Lease Land – Hamilton Casino – Fiji Inquiry – Ocean Conference – Cricket Update – World Cup Squad

WEST COAST FLOOD: There are indications a 150m high natural dam on the West Coast of the South Island formed by a slip last week may have burst at around 7.45am this morning. Residents are being evacuated.

MAORI LEASE LAND: The Minister of Maori Affairs says he cannot discuss a law suit against the crown for $94 million in unpaid rents on Maori leasehold land because the issue is now in front of the court.

HAMILTON CASINO: The company which has been given the go-ahead for a Casino in Hamilton says it expects to receive local support once the new Riverside Casino is operating.

FIJI INQUIRY: The Fiji government is to launch a major investigation into corruption and fraud in the Fiji public service.

OCEAN CONFERENCE: Predictions a major source of NZ’s future income could come from the sea according to attendees at an ocean conference beginning in Wellington today.

CRICKET UPDATE: India reached 115 without loss trailing by just 17 runs from NZ at the end of the second day of the test against NZ.

WORLD CUP SQUAD: Only four players have been retained from the side that beat England at the weekend – Craig Dowd, Taine Randell, Jeff Wilson and Jonah Lomu.

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