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National Radio Midday Bulletin

CARDNO KILLER: The killer and rapist of teenager Karla Cardno, Paul Daly, has been denied parole by the Parole Board. Daly has served 10 years. The Parole Board will not comment on the decision.

WELLINGTON CENTRAL: The National Party will not oppose ACT leader Richard Prebble in the seat of Wellington Central.

PAY PARITY: A Labour / Alliance government would consider pay parity for kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers, the parties have said. National oppose this move.

US – CHINA: The US is welcoming China’s offer of aid to quake striken Taiwan, following a period of tense relations between the countries.

QUAKE: The Taiwan quake has killed nearly 2000 people and thousands are missing and injured.

SOLDIERS: 60 more Kiwi soldiers have left Ohakea for Darwin en route to East Timor this morning. Another 60 are going tomorrow morning.

JOURNOS: Tensions rose in East Timor yesterday when two British journalists were ambushed by militia. They escaped and were eventually rescued by peacekeepers.

REFUGEES: Refugees are coming back to Dili from the hills as they are now aware the peacekeepers are in the city.

CLAIMS: More claims could be lodged with ACC over the Gisborne cervical screening misreadings. Seven medical misadventure claims were made before the report into the incident was published yesterday and more are now expected.

TEACHERS: Primary teachers want more funding for teacher aides to help with children with behavioural and learning difficulties.

BRAIN DAMAGED AT BIRTH: A couple are suing Auckland’s National Womens’ Hospital for $500,000 after their son developed brain damage after being resuscitated following a still birth.

CRICKET: New Zealand cricket may have priced itself off the market in wanting to convert QE2 park to a cricket facility. Their proposal would cost $10 million.

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