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National Radio Midday Bulletin

KILLER: The killer of Beverley Bouma during a home invasion has been sentenced to a minimum 13 year non-parole prison sentence.

RE-COUNT: The result of the re-count in Tauranga is likely to be known this afternoon. RNZ staff say Peters is likely to hold his seat.

ENGLISH, SOWRY, BRADFORD: These three front bench MPs are likely to launch a strong attack against the government’s financial agenda when parliament sits next week.

MOSELY-BRAUN: New Ambassador from the US, Carol Mosely-Braun, is now at a Government House ceremony, presenting her credentials to the Governor General.

ACC: The country’s largest private workplace insurer Fusion says repealing the ACC legislation will cost hundreds of jobs in the workplace insurance industry.

HOSPITALITY: The Hospitality Association says retailers have no excuses for selling liquor to minors.

SSC: The State Services Commission says it will not investigate a $100,000 severance payout to a sacked staff member.

CYCLONE: The far north coast of Australia is bracing itself for Cyclone John which is due to hit the coast with 300 kilometre winds and seven meter high seas. Over 600 people have already been evacuated.

REFUGEES: Kiwi troops are involved in a major mission trying to get East Timorese refugees out of West Timor and home into temporary shelter East Timor.

GROZNY: More refugees have escaped from Grozny through a safe corridor as the rebels in the city brace themselves for the coming Russian onslaught. It is thought Russia may try and negotiate with some rebels in the city.

METHODIST MISSION: The Methodist Mission has been forced to scrap several thousands of dollars worth of fund raising posters because they use the words ‘The America’s Cup’ which are copyrighted.

Y2K: The Y2K Readiness Commission is warning computer users to be aware of viruses and computer hackers over the new year period.

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