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National Radio Midday Bulletin

HOMICIDE: A homicide inquiry continues in Hastings after a security guard was found dead at Splash Planet swimming complex. The 49 year old guard suffered severe head injuries. An appeal has been set up to help the family of the man.

BENDON: Bendon general manager has yet to respond to various political suggestions as to why the factory is leaving New Zealand. Last night Richard Prebble and Winston Peters said they had both spoken to the manager and he had said different things.

LINGERIE: An Auckland based lingerie manager has confirmed it will take on some of the unemployed Bendon workers in Te Aroha.

FOREST AND BIRD: The Forest and Bird Society says they will not endorse a political party despite their survey showing an ACT/National government would be negative for the environment.

CENTREPOINT: An Auckland Centrepoint member says a computer has been returned to the commune by Internal Affairs with child pornography still on the system.

COAST GUARD: So far the US Coast Guard has found only one body following the EgyptAir 990 crash and has warned they are expecting to find no survivors. The first piece of wreckage has been spotted and will be recovered soon.

$1 MILLION: The TAB says $1 million has been bet on the Melbourne Cup this morning. The TAB say this will increase to about $6 million.

ALLIANCE: The Alliance leader Jim Anderton has been promoting his party’s policy of an extra week of holiday for workers at speeches to two major unions this morning.

FREE DOCTORS: Free doctor visits to under six year olds would be scrapped under ACTs health system. It also promotes a voucher type system.

MASTERTON STRIKE: Around 150 nurses are picketing Masterton Hospital over concerns that low staff levels could compromise patient safety. They want to see Wyatt Creech the local MP and Health Minister.

WAIKATO STUDENTS: Waikato Polytech students have marched through the town in protest over a 13 per cent fee rise. Fees increased 15 per cent last year.

CHRISTCHURCH: Christchurch police say around 50 per cent of rural drivers in Canterbury had been drinking. Sometimes this figure is as high as 80 per cent.


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