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'Teachers are PAID to TEACH us'

A 15-year-old girl was stood down from school after making a speech which claimed her teachers needed to work harder, rather than "sit around and do nothing."

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Refugees like our forebears

Former PM Helen Clark drew parallels between NZ settlers from humble beginnings in Britain and the thousands of boat people from Africa landing in Europe.

NZTA explores harbour crossing

Money has been allocated for a business case for another Waitemata Harbour traffic crossing for Auckland, within a $13.9 billion national land transport budget for the…





Cyberbullying law passes

The controversial law is designed to crack-down on cyber-bullying, but opponents have warned it is too vague and could be used as a weapon against free speech.

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Vanuatu: Mountain high

Diana Balham comes face to face with a very angry - but very pretty - volcano on the Vanuatu island of Tanna.




Canes win their fans back

The provinces had become disenchanted with the Hurricanes in recent years but their first pre-season match of 2015 in Eketahuna on January 31 changed all that.

Mass rugby brawl: Hearing date set

A hearing for a mass brawl at a schoolboy rugby match that hospitalised one 15-year-old player will be held next month. Auckland Rugby Union's independent disciplinary…

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