NCEA a brilliant success or a dismal failure?

Well that all depends on which statistics you use.
The website shows 43.3 percent of students sitting one English standard in 2005 did not achieve, but the figures given to schools show 34.5 percent failed to achieve.
You can't even blame that error on a typo in your wildest imagination.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.