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Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard‘s Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promotes alternatives to traditional public schools. […]

Donations for New Zealand woman assaulted in Spain double in one day

Donations for New Zealand woman assaulted in Spain double in one day

Donations have flooded in for seriously injured Kiwi woman Anges Wong, with the funds raised on Givealittle doubling in around five hours. Wong was travelling alone when she was assaulted in a Spanish hostel last week and is now in hospital nursing a skull fracture, brain bleed and clots. A was created to assist her recovery and help pay the […]

Another year of roadworks and delays on Auckland‘s Southern Motorway

Another year of roadworks and delays on Auckland‘s Southern Motorway

Another year of roadworks and delays on a $268 million upgrade of Auckland‘s Southern Motorway between Manukau and Papakura is a kick in the guts to motorists, says the Automobile Association. The work has been pushed out to the end of next year after changes to the initial plans, including the design of the Takanini northbound on-ramp and the need […]

Hipkins to hear last-ditch $47m bid to save Hato Petera College

Hipkins to hear last-ditch $47m bid to save Hato Petera College

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will hear a $47 million last-ditch bid to save Hato Petera College this week. Hipkins, Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis and Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare will visit the college on Auckland‘s North Shore on Thursday to hear views on Catholic Bishop Pat Dunn‘s request to cancel the college‘s integration agreement with the state – […]

Police reassure the community following Whanganui homicide

Police reassure the community following Whanganui homicide

Police are reassuring the Whanganui community that they are doing everything to find the people responsible for a fatal shooting of a man in Castlecliff this morning. Police launched a homicide investigation after the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in Puriri St about 9.40am. Detective Inspector Ross McKay said the incident was not a random attack and the victim […]