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Foot And Mouth - Peter Davis Email - Interest Rates- Jane Clifton About The House: First Bloke Out Of The Kitchen Into The Frying Pan

- FOOT AND MOUTH: New Zealand quarantine officials have slapped a ban on all animal product imports from the European Union as foot and mouth disease continues to spread.

PETER DAVIS EMAIL: Prime Minister Helen Clark has told husband Peter Davis not to communicate with ministers through her office following allegations in Parliament that he used her position to influence the appointment of Canadian doctor Joel Lexchin to review Pharmac.

- INTEREST RATES: Average homeowners will get $190 more a year in their pockets after four big banks cut their interest rates yesterday.

- JANE CLIFTON ABOUT THE HOUSE: FIRST BLOKE OUT OF THE KITCHEN INTO THE FRYING PAN: It was an unusual question for Parliament to be facing: did the prime minister’s mild mannered husband divide his spare time between making curries for Helen and plotting the subversion of the public service?

Inside Political Headlines:
- Scrapie claim seen as move to push for more testing;
- Apology for pamphlet;
- Ministry inquiry into keeping of body parts;
- Security firm gets an apology;
- Cullen proposes ‘tight’ May budget;
- Keep MMP but reduce MP numbers – survey.

Editorial: Help out the grandparents.

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