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Big read: How a high-school drop-out dared to dream of university

Kirsty Johnston

Kirsty Johnston is an investigative reporter at the New Zealand Herald

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She was a high school drop-out at age 14, working in a cafe at 18. If you'd asked her back then, there was no way Ashley Insley would have imagined she'd go on to become