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National Radio 10am Bulletin

Timberlands - Chechnya - Alliance Picket - Infrastructure Auckland - Burglary - High Rise Fire - Phantom Tops

TIMBERLANDS: A hearing on Timberland beech logging project has begun on the West Coast as Ministers consult officials and lawyers in Wellington.

CHECHNYA: Russian forces have staged sporadic artillery strikes on Southern Grozny today signaling an end to a weekend ceasefire. Russian emergency minister says a couple of hours cease-fire will be maintained each day to allow residents of Grozny to leave.

ALLIANCE PICKET: Alliance meat-workers say they will picket works if the company tries to employ a new work-force. Alliance wants the workers to work 10 hour shifts - they have refused to sign the contract.

INFRASTRUCTURE AUCKLAND: Auckland's local body leaders have told the government not to mess with Infrastructure Auckland. The Mayoral Forum says that Infrastructure Auckland is a step on the path to paying for $7 billion of needed improvements.

BURGLARY: New scheme launched in Auckland by police and the Insurance Council - Operation Snap will target burglars by identifying furniture with numbers. Numbers will be stored on computers maintained by insurance companies.

HIGH RISE FIRE: Wellington high rise fire has rekindled the debate over whether smoking alarms should be compulsory. Alarms saved lives in the 13 story building.

PHANTOM TOPS: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera has grossed more than $3 billion making it the largest earning entertainment production of the 20th century.

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