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Stephen Dudley death: Crown won't appeal

Stephen Dudley death: Crown won't appeal

The Crown will not appeal a decision to discharge a teen who assaulted schoolboy Stephen Dudley before his death last year.

National to boost Asian language classes in schools

National to boost Asian language classes in schools

The Government will invest $2 million a year over five years to increase Asian language learning in schools.

Hokitika hotel fall victim named

Hokitika hotel fall victim named

A man who died on Saturday after falling from a balcony at the Beachfront Hotel in Hokitika has been named.

Greens want WoFs for all rentals

Greens want WoFs for all rentals

The Greens have gone "one up" on their potential Labour coalition partner with a proposal to require and fund a full warrant of fitness test for all of the country's 453,000 rental houses.

Collins forced to backtrack

Collins forced to backtrack

Under-pressure Justice Minister Judith Collins has had to backtrack this morning, after mistakenly saying the Privacy Commissioner had cleared her of wrong-doing in giving the details of a public servant to Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Hastings dairy owner bashed

Hastings dairy owner bashed

A Hastings dairy owner is in a serious condition after two offenders beat him with a "sharp object" as they escaped the store during an early morning burglary.

Peters: This is a 'tipping-point election'

Peters: This is a 'tipping-point election'

Winston Peters was in Hawkes Bay yesterday, hitting all the right notes with an enthusiastic local New Zealand First support base before what the veteran politician said would be a "tipping-point election".

Boy pleads not guilty over dairy murder

Boy pleads not guilty over dairy murder

There was standing room only in the High Court at Auckland today to hear a 13-year-old enter a not guilty plea to the murder of a west Auckland dairy owner.

Key would keep tourism portfolio

Key would keep tourism portfolio

Prime Minister John Key says he will keep the tourism portfolio if National is re-elected.

Coffey talks up pre-TV political chops

Coffey talks up pre-TV political chops

Labour's broadcaster-turned-candidate Tamati Coffey is working overtime to convince voters he has political substance to go with his familiar face.

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