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Dairy Board – Michael Campbell – Electric Hazard – State House Rents – Election – Wellington Accounting – Snowboarders – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Tax

DAIRY BOARD: The Dominion leads today with a report that up to 500 white-collar jobs could be lost from Wellington in a plan to close the Diary Board and make Auckland the HQ of a mega dairy company, an industry leader has signalled.

MICHAEL C AMPBELL: The front-page photo shos Tom Campbell packing his bags before he heads off to San Diego to watch his son face off against Tiger Woods.

Also on the front page:

- ELECTRIC HAZARD: a report that a toddler who got his head trapped in an electric window in the family car yesterday was resuscitated by his mother and flown to hospital;

- STATE HOUSE RENTS: a report that about 59,000 families living in state houses will get cuts in rent up to two years early;

- ELECTION: a report that PM Helen Clark has rejected a suggestion that polling booths close an hour earlier to speed up the counting of votes on election night;

- WELLINGTON ACCOUNTING: a report that Wellington city councillors are demanding to know how a massive accounting error left the city out of budget by about $2.5 million a year for the past few years;

- SNOWBOARDERS: a report that hopes are fading for three New Zealand men swept away in an avalanche in Japan on Saturday, with bad weather bringing an early halt to yesterday’s search effort.

Inside Political Headlines

- Clark blames slow vote count on National;
- Judges and police smoke cannabis too, says Tanczos;
- Historic Places Trust decision reversed;
- No rush at Winz’s varsity stall;
- Cabinet silent on Contracts Act changes;
- TVNZ’s new leader named tomorrow;
- Ansett changes still up in the air;
- Clark too busy to see drowning atoll’s PM

EDITORIAL – TAX: A tax break at last from Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

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