When an international report shows New Zealand's maths,
science and reading scores for 15-year-olds are in "absolute
freefall" - to quote Labour's education spokesman, Chris
Hipkins - two questions emerge.
Carol Harwood bears a few bruises, her forearms are sore and
there's a constant dull ache around her left eye, but she
knows things could have been a lot worse had she not been
wearing her cycling helmet.