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Hobbs Claimed Allowance Too – Dairy Merger – Film Boom – Teina Faces Charges – Robbie’s Gay?

- HOBBS CLAIMED ALLOWANCE TOO: Wellington Central MP Marion Hobbs is the second Government minister to admit claiming an out-of-town allowance while registered as a Wellington voter.

DAIRY MERGER: New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar dairy industry could turn into one massive company within six months – but its planners don’t want the Commerce Commission near their project.

- FILM BOOM: The New Zealand film industry has for the first time broken the $1 billion dollar mark in revenue for a single year, including bringing in $455 million in foreign exchange.

- TEINA FACES CHARGES: Teina Stace, partner of All Black Jonah Lomu, will face charges after she crashed Lomu’s car earlier this month.

- ROBBIE’S GAY?: In a bizarre outburst at a Paris show, British pop star Robbie Williams told fans he was gay and was having a relationship with his songwriting partner Guy Chambers.

Inside Political Headlines:
- I never saw any porn, says Williams;
- Special help likely for big dairy merger;
- Election night changes proposed;
- Customs staff join cruises to beat crowds;
- Brain drain speeding up, says Hasler;
- Health privacy code no barrier to care, says Slane;
- Violence, burglary convictions down slightly;
- Sex offences to be gender neutral.

Editorial: Let axe fall on Privy council.

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