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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.

Suspect arrested during hospital visit

Hospital corridor, generic A suspected drink-driver was arrested at a hospital where he was visiting a mate injured in a crash he allegedly caused only hours earlier.

Killer denied parole

A teenager who was 14 when she bashed a truck driver to death has been denied parole.

Drunk-driver stats down by a third

Predator fear after Rape Alley attacks

Battle ends with $70m settlement

Treaty of Waitangi Ngati Toa's treaty settlement gives the iwi $70 million and the right to buy landmark properties.

Cunliffe goes to Samoan service

Labour leader David Cunliffe attended a Samoan church service last night, as the party ramps up its efforts to woo the Pasifika vote.

New role for criticised diplomat

MP plans subcontractor help

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

New Kiwis thoughts on royals

royal tour dunedin Some immigrants weren't interested in Will and Kate's visit, but others say the royals still have relevance.

Thanks for the memories

So Wills, Kate and George are gone, leaving us only with memories. Here are the best bits.

Gifts and gushing fans

Royal tour: Winners and losers

Royals a treat

Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.

Mentor approach raises questions

Classroom, students, pupils, teaching, school The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Marc Ellis makes a leap

Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Paraplegic forced to return records

acc A paraplegic says he had to drive for hours so ACC documents sent to him in error could be destroyed.

Dementia - it's all in the mind

Everyone forgets things, but those memory lapses do not necessarily presage the onset of dementia.

Dietitians hopping mad

NZ winning the war on meningitis

Firefighters seek medical help

Five more firefighters have sought medical treatment after fighting one of the largest fires in Southland this week. 

Demo farm planned

Cows wait to be milked at Limestone Downs’ dairy farm. A $26.5 million dairy and research hub is being planned for Southland.

Fruit fly restrictions lifted

There have been no further fruit fly discoveries in the Whangarei area.

Warning on pollen test

First time sale

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

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