Dunedin's grip on the title of New Zealand's fifth largest city has come into question as the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand suggest Tauranga may have eclipsed the city.
A 61-year-old man died in Invercargill yesterday after a collision involving a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
"Explain why unicellular organisms such as Euglena and Paramecium are restricted to being microscopic in size."
Catherine Robson is snapping at the chance to learn from some of the world's greatest photographers after winning a $20,000 study scholarship.
The future of scientific discovery in New Zealand may be in jeopardy, with the number of pupils taking senior secondary school science subjects having decreased as much as 50% in the past 20 years, Otago secondary school science teachers say.
Brent Ward has said goodbye on the last day of school many times in his 32-year care as an educator.
Gary Tenbeth had to chuckle at the irony when he won an $8000 scholarship to study mental development techniques - a scholarship for which he forgot he had applied.
Taieri College pupils are outraged they will have to sit another exam after the school ordered the wrong papers for two NCEA level 1 maths exams.
The death of a Queenstown woman while windsurfing on Lake Wakatipu this year was a "tragic accident", Otago Southland Regional coroner David Crerar has found.
Looking picture perfect and keeping your composure while being blasted by chilly gales is challenging.
Otago's primary and secondary schools have scored a near-perfect zero in the number of supplementary reviews completed by the Education Review Office in the past year.
Otago Girls High School pupils (from left) Sarah Walker (16), Melinda Yee (15) and Aki Nagao (16)leap out of the school gates in celebration following their NCEA dance theory exam yesterday, their last NCEA exam for 2008. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery. "Yay! It's holiday time now." Otago Girls High School pupil Sarah Walker was jumping with excitement yesterday, with fellow dance pupils, after her final NCEA exam - level 1 dance theory. She was one of 6335 Otago pupils who sat NCEA exams this year and for many, yesterday was the last day.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has tried to come to the rescue of 75 Taieri College pupils affected by the NCEA level 1 mathematics exam blunder but parents and pupils are not convinced its intervention is a solution.
Several Otago bus companies gave a cheer yesterday as Education Minister Anne Tolley requested the Auditor-general initiate an inquiry into the Ministry of Education school bus transport tendering process.
"They said they would climb in his bedroom window, tie him up and torture him. He was worried about it - he was worried that it could happen."
Parents of pupils at Tomahawk School are concerned about the safety of their children as the Ministry of Education forces the school to re-enrol a "dangerous" pupil.
While denying there is a culture of bullying at Taieri College, the chairman of the school's board of trustees chairman is concerned about pupil safety and has pledged to investigate the alleged assault of a pupil at the school on Tuesday.
A fight which led to an armed offenders squad (AOS) call-out in Port Chalmers on Sunday afternoon resulted in two family members being arrested, Dunedin police say.
Donna Munro, the mother of a 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, said she was forced to remove her daughter from Taieri College in July because the school failed to protect her from bullying.