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National Radio Midday Bulletin

IMMIGRANTS: A new report shows immigrants suffer severe discrimination in the job market. Highly qualified and immigrants who are fluent in English cannot gain positions of worth like they had overseas.

CLARK: The Labour leader Helen Clark says the Alliance tax policy will be considered in a tax revue after the election but will not be adopted in the first term of a new government.

SHIPLEY: Jenny Shipley has reiterated her support for national testing of primary students.

FARMERS: Farmers seeking compensation following changes to the law regarding their leasehold land are being promised relief by the ACT party in their rural policy launched today.

CRASH: The investigators of the EgyptAir crash concede they may have to pass control of the investigation on to another agency such as the FBI.

TERMITES: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry are laying poison bait for a termite infestation in Otarahanga.

MAORI: Maori have been protesting outside a second hand store in Taumaranui because the owner is selling Goldy prints of the protestors’ ancestors.

SLAVE: A young woman who was allegedly kept as a sex slave for nine years has been giving evidence in the Auckland High Court today.

QUEENSTOWN: There are prediction that the Queenstown foreshore may flood today as heavy rain in the area is filling the lake.

FIREARMS: A man charged with firearms charges in Christchurch was dragged from court in a choke hold after threatening the judge.

PAVAROTTI: 25,000 people are expected to turn out for Pavarotti’s concert on Saturday. He is now in the country.

ASTRONOMERS: Thousands of astronomers saw Mercury skim across the sun for the first time today.

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