INDEPENDENT NEWS

National Radio 7am Bulletin

Published: Thu 19 Aug 1999 07:16 AM
TURKISH QUAKE: 3800 confirmed dead in Turkish quake. Foreign aid is arriving with new rescue teams. Complaints that military are concentrating their effort in a naval base. Red Cross are appealing internationally.
RED CROSS: NZ Red Cross are impressed with the level of donations from New Zealanders. 0900 33 200 – donation line.
BRIGHTER FUTURE: Employers Federation has welcomed the government’s Brighter Future package. Steve Marshall says it is critical that young people understand business.
BRIGHTER FUTURE: A luke warm welcome to proposals has been received from government allies Act And United.
CRIMINAL COMPENSATION: Justice And Law Reform Select Committee has recommended lowering the threshold for compensation to those who are convicted and then found innocent.
BLUEFIN TUNA: NZ and Australia have attended an international tribunal to try to stop Japanaese blue-fin tuna fishing.
EAST TIMOR: Jose Ramos Horta says the ballot in East Timor risks becoming the biggest electoral fraud.
WELCOME BAY MURDER: Police will today continue investigation into death of a 32-year-old woman in suspicious circumstances near Tauranga in Welcome Bay.
MOTORWAY: Land-owners are refusing to sell land to Transit New Zealand to build an extension to the Auckland motorway to the north.
DRUG TEST POSITIVE: Athlete Merlene Ottey, 39, has failed a drug test.
MAD COW DISEASE: Britain has dismissed moves from the US and Canada to ban blood donations from people who have visited the UK.
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