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Health Legislation – Tobacco Price Rise – Whispering Grass – Stroking The Great White – Horizontal Exercise

- HEALTH LEGISLATION: A row broke out between Finance Minister Michael Cullen and the Greens last night as the Government lost control of controversial health legislation.

- TOBACCO PRICE RISE: As the Government prepares to slap another price rise on smokers this week, a new study shows that increasing cigarette prices does not force smokers to quit.

- WHISPERING GRASS: When the King of Tonga met Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday the main topic of conversation was not Tonga’s economy but New Zealand research into Antarctic grasses.

- STROKING THE GREAT WHITE: The entire weekend, no one believed Boyd McGregor’s story – that he had ‘eyeballed; a great white shark and run his hands along the fish’s body, until a film of astonishing photos he had in his pocket was developed on Monday morning.

- HORIZONTAL EXERCISE: Men can halve the risk of heart attack or stroke by having sex three or four times a week, a specialist in cardiovascular disease said yesterday.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Superannuation bill introduced;
- Gap closing policy attacked by Myers;
- So, who’s a pretty boy then;
- Clark denies keeping officials in the dark;
- Top Nat spin doctor is going;
- Sutton at ease with Enza move;
- Biosecurity efforts get $2.75m boost;
- Jane Clifton About The House: Food police on the case.

Editorial: A pitch for Wellywood.

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