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Tax cuts will not save the National Government, according to the Trade Union. It believes voters wont be bought by the Party’s promises of tax exchanges which will see middle income earners receive up to $10 a week more in their pockets. The CTU says New Zealanders are fed up with policies that do not work. It says $10 a week more means little when people are forced to pay for things the government no longer covers.

But if the tax cuts can’t save National maybe the All Blacks can. Jenny Shipley has confirmed the election will be held sometime in November. The Rugby World Cup will be held on November 7. A winning performance by the All Blacks could be vital to National’s chance of winning. National strategists are praying for an All Black win, because it is a public mood and confidence issue. If the All Blacks lose a lot of people will be in a filthy mood. An election is expected on November 13th or 20th.

Over 350 toxic substances have been identified in human breast milk. Perfumes, suntan oil, pesticides and heavymetals. The findings come in a report commissioned by the Worldwide Fund for Nature and are based on studies of the contents of breast milk around the world. The substances were found to have accumulated in women's bodies through the course of their life and then transmitted to their infants who were breastfed.

Overseas - fears that Slobodan Milosevic is plotting his next war. The Yugoslav president is turning his attention to the tiny republic of Montenegro which is still part of the Yugoslav federation. Milosevic is said to be upset that the Serb country with a population of around half a million has been made to hold a referendum on whether to loosen its ties with Yugoslavia. Milosevic is recruiting an armed police force which Montenegro leaders fear he will use as a pit column inside the country.

Back at Home - Not only will the northland teacher caught with bogus qualifications be deported but he will may also have to pay thousands of dollars back to the Education Ministry. The 44 year old will be deported for using false documents to get a teaching job at BreamBay College.

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