Peter Coats and Michelle Kong

Language teaching 'archaic' - academic

New Zealanders are dropping well below global levels of bilingualism, the consequences of which could be significant, an academic warns.

Shearer slates soaring power prices

5:00am Power prices are soaring "out of control", with some companies hiking prices up 9 per cent.

Port oil spill inquiry

5:00am Mobil's response to a Lyttelton Harbour fuel spill is being investigated.

Model surprised by success

5:00am A Hamilton model placed second in an international competition sure to bring her more fame.

Fraudster's appeal thrown out

5:00am A fraudster, dubbed a "master manipulator" has had her final attempt at dodging justice thrown out.

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