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National Radio 10am Bulletin


MARIJUANA: The Speaker of the House has called for a report into allegations that an Alliance Press Secretary and a political journalist smoked a joint in parliament’s debating chamber during a Press Gallery party earlier this week. The journalist is denying it.

WINZ: WINZ paid $9000 to consultants for them to write a briefing paper for the incoming government.

VENEZUELA: A devastated Venezuela is trying to start rebuilding the country and burying up to 40,000 dead. The government is calling for international help and the Pentagon is supplying body bags.

REFUGEE: A refugee has returned to NZ only 10 days after being asked to leave and return to the Soviet Union.

AGRICULTURE: The Minister of Agriculture has turned down restructuring plans for the Kiwifruit Marketing Board on advice from the Crown Law Office.

AUCKLAND: An Auckland woman who’s parcels have not arrived overseas – despite being posted in October - says a refund of fees is small compensation.

PARLIAMENT: Parliament rose for the Christmas break last night after the government succeeded in pushing new tax legislation through all stages.

CHECHNYA: Russian troops in Chechnya have promised to secure the area within three weeks.

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