While much of the Taieri College community is in shock at the
resignation of its acting principal, Paul Bolton says he is
looking forward to slipping on some gumboots and getting his
hands dirty when he takes over the family farm.
The number of international fee-paying pupils enrolling in
Otago secondary schools has plummeted 42% in the past decade,
prompting some principals to warn the drop may cause a
financial deficit for some schools if the trend continues.
All eight of New Zealand's universities are being taken to
the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal for refusing to agree to
an increased annual licence fee which allows lecturers to
copy authors' work for students.
A Dunedin radio presenter said she felt like a gazelle as she
abseiled down the side of one of Dunedin's tallest buildings
yesterday - that was, until she smashed into the side of the
building part way down.