Three tertiary education providers in Otago and Southland will next year train up to 164 senior secondary school pupils who are at risk of becoming disengaged from education or training.
Within hours of Sir Howard Morrison (74) giving his final radio interview, the "Ed Hillary of entertainment" had died.
July roll-return figures have revealed the Otago region has 14 schools with 21 pupils or fewer, and questions are being asked in the education sector whether such small schools are economically viable.
If they were laid end to end, the daffodils being picked this week to raise funds for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Age Concern Otago would reach from the Octagon, in Dunedin, out the Southern Motorway to the centre of Mosgiel.
Bird counting, fashion design communication and the Dunedin Housewives Union will be the topics of research for three Otago teachers who have won New Zealand Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowships.
Noisy play and noisy toys may be damaging the hearing of one in five preschool children and one in three early childhood education teachers, a new National Foundation for the Deaf survey has revealed.
Palmerston Primary School pupils charged across the Larnach Castle lawn during a visit yesterday as part of their study about castles.
The Otago Secondary Principals Association is angry the Government is injecting $2.6 million into Aspire Scholarships which will enable pupils from low income families to attend private secondary schools.
Otago accommodation providers are leading a nationwide increase in the sale of guest nights in short-term commercial accommodation, Statistics New Zealand figures show.
It appears all but one school in Otago offering Adult and Community Education (ACE) courses will abandon their programmes when government funding is cut next year.
A blaze which damaged 25% of the Ocean Beach Scout Group hall in South Dunedin at the weekend is believed to be arson.
The Ministry of Fisheries' decision to extend the rock lobster fishing season by 19 days has been called "complete stupidity" by the Otago rock lobster fishery CRA7.
Children starting school who cannot talk properly or identify numbers, letters and colours are of increasing concern to Dunedin primary principals.
About 80% of Otago secondary schools offering Adult and Community Education (ACE) courses are likely to abandon their programmes when government funding is cut next year.
Primary principals were shocked to learn government funding for teacher professional development will be cut in almost all learning areas except literacy and numeracy next year.
Who said Dunedin people were slow to support live acts? Only a handful of tickets are left for New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby's show at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin next month.