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National Radio Midday Bulletin

CANCER RESEARCH: Pharmacists were advised on how to order stocks of an agent in mussels which is thought to work against cancer on the night the supplement was announced. Pharmacists were told of its launch before it occurred on the Holmes show and asked whether they would like to order in advance.

FIRE SERVICE: The head of the Fire Service is concerned after learning of permanent staff harassing volunteer workers and tampering with and sabotaging equipment, such as emptying air tanks.

LEGAL AID: Labour and ACT have welcomed the government’s move towards capping legal aid.

FISHER AND PAYKEL: 1,300 workers at Auckland Fisher and Paykel are striking today over a 5.5 per cent wage claim. The Chief Executive said his company has already made a generous offer.

ISRAEL: The Israeli government said they will start withdrawing troops from parts of the West Bank on October 1. This is the first time the government has talked dates and times.

US HEAT WAVE: Forty degree temperatures across the US have killed dozens of people.

UK FARMERS: UK farmers are celebrating the lifting of a ban on beef exports following the mad cow scare.

WINZ: WINZ is to restructure a programme which helps fund new employment initiaves. Most managers in the scheme will be scrapped. The restructuring of the Community Employment Group has been attacked by Labour and the Green Party.

WATSON: Witnesses today said they saw Watson’s boat Blade at various locations during the afternoon the couple went missing.

PURE NZ: The company who completed the New Zealand Pure tourism campaign says South Islanders will not miss out. The campaign using the internet, advertising and public relations is designed to make tourists come and stay longer.

UN REPORT: A UN report shows middle aged Russian men have been dying at an alarming rate since the collapse of communism.


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