The Ministry of Education has slashed funding to more than
half of the schools on the Taieri by increasing their decile
ratings in the latest decile review.
Dunedin Botanic Garden staff are on high alert following a
break-in by someone they believe was looking for
hallucinogenic drug-producing cacti.
The wait is nearly over.
Stanley Paris is now halfway between Barbados and Cape Verde
in the North Atlantic Ocean, and revelling in being able to
have hot showers again as he heads for the southern tip of
Officially, it is referred to by the Ministry of Education as
a Modern Learning Environment (MLE), but George Street Normal
School principal Rod Galloway affectionately describes it as
a $1.2 million ''big living room'' in the middle of his
Those out to win the Mahinerangi Madness Mountain
Bike Race/Ride will no doubt have their heads down and their
Jasper Seddon can spin a pretty good yarn, but readily admits
not even he could have come up with a tale this wild about a
young boy's success.
An 18-year-old woman missing from her Mosgiel home for the
past three days has been found safe and well.
It was cold, wet and windy outside on Saturday - perfect
weather for a Gru-somely despicable time inside Forsyth Barr
It started with a hammer, and it finished with one.
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