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Why are NCEA results up?

Dramatic increases in NCEA pass rates "clearly indicate grade inflation".

Snow could hit capital

3 min ago Snow flurries could fall in Wellington's CBD as a freezing weather system moves its way up the country.

Top cops to sue over 'witch hunt'

6:48am Top West Coast police officer and two senior sergeants launch a $1.5 million defamation case against their boss.

Harbour victim couldn't swim

6:53am The man whose body was found in Wellington Harbour on Sunday had a ticket to the previous night's Super Rugby final in his pocket.

Smoke alarms alert family

7:23am Four people, including a six-week-old baby, escape an early morning house fire thanks to smoke alarms.

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