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NZ points finger at Japan over whaling

NZ points finger at Japan over whaling

New Zealand has accused Japan of treating the whaling convention as "an industry cartel" during an international court battle against whaling.

Speak-out day for Shearer on women-only plan

Speak-out day for Shearer on women-only plan

Labour leader David Shearer will have to respond today to his party's proposal for a quota of female MPs and female-only electorate selections after spending the weekend avoiding questions on the issue.

Wealth gap widening in NZ schools

New Zealand schools have less of a mix of rich and poor students than in the past, a new report shows.

Rugby: Slade lined up to replace Carter at Crusaders

Rugby: Slade lined up to replace Carter at Crusaders

Highlanders first-five Colin Slade is set to make a dramatic return to the Crusaders next season as a replacement for Dan Carter.

Govt releases progress reports

Govt releases progress reports

Steady progress has been made in cutting crime rates and welfare numbers while boosting the number of children getting immunised and gaining Level 2 education, Government ministers say.

Speculation swirls over Christchurch mayoral race

Speculation swirls over Christchurch mayoral race

Student superhero Flatman, a cocker spaniel called Prince and disgraced former MP Aaron Gilmore are being talked about as potential mayoral candidates in post-quake Christchurch.

Convention Centre legislation introduced

Legislation for SkyCity to build a controversial $402 million international convention centre in Auckland has been introduced to Parliament.

Ref allegedly assaulted by off-duty cop

An assistant football referee has laid a complaint to police that an off-duty police officer assaulted him during a premier league match in Christchurch last weekend.

Failure rate claims inaccurate - PPTA

Failure rate claims inaccurate - PPTA

The Post Primary Teachers Association have released research it believes shows it is inaccurate and simplistic to say one in five New Zealand students is failing in education.

KiwiSaver providers merge

Two KiwiSaver providers are merging to become one of New Zealand's largest locally owned operations in the retirement savings scheme.

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