The Book Council says it is becoming increasingly alarmed at the literacy rate of New Zealand adults and children.
Scrapping a sanction against some solo mums will cost more than $100 million over four years, and it could be much more if it encourages more mums not to name the baby's father, officials say.
Analysis - Historian Paul Moon believes te reo Māori is dying. Those sharing their te reo stories on social media this week beg to differ, Mihingarangi Forbes writes.
An elderly Hamilton man is still missing, two days after he was last seen.
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