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National Radio 7.30am

School Funding – Submarine – Petrol Prices – Latin America – Fiji Advisory – Dr Vacancies – Mortgage Interest Rates

SCHOOL FUNDING: The association of bulk funded schools says that programmes will have to be cut to deal with cuts to school budgets.

SUBMARINE: Details are emerging of the cause of the disaster that led to 118 submariners being stranded on the Barents Seabed. The cause is thought to be an explosion.

PETROL PRICES: Motorists are waiting today to see if other petrol companies follow Mobil and increase prices by another three cents.

LATIN AMERICA: New Zealand’s relations with Latin America are due to get a boost today with a strategy launched to increase links with the region.

FIJI ADVISORY: The Government has downgraded its advisory on Fijian travel but is still warning about travel to parts of Fiji including Suva.

DR VACANCIES: The Ministry of Health is surveying hospitals to find the extent of Drs job vacancies. The number of vacancies seems lower than doctors have claimed.

MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES: Fixed rates for home loans are continuing to fall. WestpacTrust has reduced rates.

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