Education Minister Hekia Parata has praised the New Zealand
secondary school sector as provisional NCEA data shows pupil
achievement is continuing to rise across the country.
As the paint dries on the last of the Chorus utility cabinet
murals, the Dunedin City Council is liaising with the
telecommunications company to extend the project.
Five years on, shivers still rattle up Kelly Ennis' spine
when she recalls the devastating earthquakes that shook
Christchurch into a disaster zone.
Ashton Heptonstall may be only 6, but he already has a
passion for environmentalism that could rival David
Attenborough or David Bellamy.
Scooters, skateboards and even hoverboards - they all appear
to be replacing the humble bicycle as a popular mode of
transport for children these days.
An expansion of Air New Zealand's schedule of direct flights
between Dunedin and Auckland could add significant value to
the local economy and create jobs, the Otago Chamber of
The number of Otago schools requiring Ministry of Education
intervention remains at its lowest level since 2008.
Recording its highest roll in "living memory'' has prompted
Tahuna Normal Intermediate to discuss school expansions and
enrolment zones with the Ministry of Education.
After teaching at the same school for 40 years or more, they
say you almost become part of the furniture.
A Mosgiel woman was apprehended by Dunedin police on Saturday
after she allegedly drove to a Mosgiel supermarket and passed
out drunk in one of the store's aisles.
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