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Tax Battle – Kava Charges Dismissed – Gold Badge – Painted Lady

- TAX BATTLE: A triumphant Jan and Murray Willis are overwhelmed that they will be compensated for a 14-year battle with Inland Revenue – and are urging other wronged taxpayers to keep battling.

- KAVA CHARGES DISMISSED: A Tongan man went home to Porirua last night for a cup of Kava with family and friends after charges of driving under the influence of the traditional beverage were dismissed in Wellington District Court.

- GOLD BADGE: Prime Minister Helen Clark has been presented with a gold lapel badge worth thousands of dollars by the Sultan of Brunei to mark her visit to Brunei for the Apec leaders meeting, but whether she can keep it could eventually depend on her successor.

- PAINTED LADY: Offers for special guest appearances at race meetings up and down the country are pouring in for Aaron Anderson, the 31-year-old Christchurch woman who stole the show at Addington on Tuesday by turning up with nothing on above the waist but body paint.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Move to curb MPs’ pay rises;
- Think of poor, urges Clark;
- Police to carry on with Incis despite criticism;
- Parties see the future united;
- Job-loss fears after tariff cuts;
- Medals for soldiers killed in Timor;
- Ministry’s ability to oversee ‘closing the gaps’ queried.

Editorial: Bring on the tax charter.

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