INDEPENDENT NEWS

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Published: Fri 11 Feb 2000 08:12 AM
Hijack – MMP Inquiry – Car Import Charges – Community Crime – African Floods – Croatia – F16s – Whale Stranding – Free Service
HIJACK: British Police have arrested 21 people following the end of the Hijack hostage drama at Stanstead Airport.
MMP INQUIRY: Margaret Wilson says the Speaker is the most independent person to chair a select committee inquiry into MMP.
CAR IMPORT CHARGES: The Importerd MVDI says it is pleased two dealers are being charged with odometer tampering.
COMMUNITY CRIME: Community based crime prevention programmes are being used in an increasing number of communities. Two programmes in Whangarei have had very positive results.
AFRICAN FLOODS: More torrential downpours in South Africa have brought the worst floods in decades. At least 34 have been killed in South Africa. Botswana and Mozambique are also having problems.
CROATIA: Newly elected president of Croatia says the country will welcome the return of Serbian refugees.
F16S: The US Airforce says it knows of no attempt to try to sweeten the F16s deal for New Zealand.
WHALE STRANDING: Department of Conservation staff say they have been notified of a whale stranding.
FREE SERVICE: One punter will be better off by $100,000 tomorrow with Patrick Hogan having donated a free service by Zabeel to a lucky punter who places a bet of over $20 and wins a draw.
Alastair Thompson
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