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KIWI TROOPS UNDERPAID: The government has been asked to increase allowances for Kiwi peacekeepers in East Timor after it was disclosed that Australian soldiers are being paid significantly more.

FAT CHIPS: Chips from McDonalds and Burger King have more fat and cost three times as much as chips from independent fish and chip shops.

TAIWAN: Kiwis in Taiwan are being asked to phone home to assure family and friends they are safe after Tuesday's big quake.

MP TRAVEL PHASED OUT: Air travel perks for former MPs are to be phased out from this years election, Speaker Doug Kidd confirmed yesterday.

BUTCHER GUILTY: Former Labour MP and Commerce Minister was found guilty last night on three charges of fraud relating to subsidised travel.

DEALS: National will stand aside in Wellington Central for ACT MP Richard Prebble.

TAX: National Backbencher Ian Revell has broken rank with his party and demanded a cut to the company tax rate if National is to win the election.

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