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National Radio Midday Bulletin

BREASTFEEDING: Concern has been expressed by the Minister of Health at a reduction in the number of women breast feeding. An Auckland University study found 63 per cent of women were breastfeeding at six weeks compared to 75 per cent in 1993.

COUPLE: A Wellington couple is suing Capital Coast Health for $750,000 after they were told their baby was dead when she wasn’t. She did die later that day from a cardiac arrest.

CORONER: The coroner investigating a drink drive car crash which killed four teenagers in the Waikato has embargoed his findings until tomorrow.

LIFESAVING: Surf Lifesaving NZ is asking for $1 million from the government to reduce drowings on the New Zealand Coast through providing a basic service and replacing outdated equipment.

ARMENIA: Police are still in negotiations with terrorists who killed the Armenian President and three other parliamentarians and are now occupying the parliament with hostages.

ALBANIANS: Ethnic Albanians have ambushed a convoy of Serbs trying to leave Kosovo. Some were set on fire and a number were killed.

ACT: The ACT Party’s education policy requires all schools to be bulk funded in order to give control back to schools and the community.

EXPERT: A visiting expert has warned of the risks of national school testing. Punitive measures are taken against low performing schools in the US.

LECTURERS: Over 150 Otago Polytech lecturers have stormed a meeting involving Cabinet Ministers over their stalled pay negotiations.

TRUANCY: Over 30 police officers are patrolling a Christchurch suburb in an effort to crack down on truancy.

POLICING: Volunteer policing can work according to two organisations that provide voluntary patrols at night. Labour are advocating volunteer policing to accompany lone police in the provinces.

REPORT: The author of a report that shows tobacco consumption has dropped by a third over the last 10 years says tobacco should be taxed even more.


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