He was only in the principal's chair for a week, and he had suspended 300 pupils for swearing at teachers, refusing to attend lessons, fostering a gang culture and even starting a serious fire at his London school.
"It was quoted at theatre conferences as being the ugliest, most dangerous piece of theatre equipment in New Zealand."
When you add competitive spirit to a passion for numbers, you get great mathletes.
The Government's proposed national environment standard aimed at assessing and managing contaminants in soil has been labelled "narrow-scoped" and "limiting" by the Otago Regional Council.
It has a smoky two-stroke engine and a distinctive sound, but the Trabant runs on the smell of an oily rag, which makes it the perfect car to take on a road trip.
"I used to stand on chairs at relatives' houses when I was little, and put on a bit of a play. I like the limelight - very much so."
Otago Anniversary Day will be just like any other day of the week for most businesses in the region.
A University of Otago student was knocked unconscious during "a brawl" in Hyde St, Dunedin, involving up to 50 people last night.
The Otago Theatre Trust has been put under the spotlight for failing to gain impetus in its efforts to raise $2 million for a backstage redevelopment at the Regent Theatre.
Macandrew Bay School has posted its healthiest March roll figures in 20 years and is having to look for creative ways to accommodate all its pupils.
The Regent Theatre's general manager has warned the curtains will come down on the theatre if $2 million cannot be raised by the end of June to help redevelop the backstage area.
The days of creating a hut out of an old fridge box or a couple of sticks and some corrugated iron are long gone.
Dunedin North list MP Michael Woodhouse says it appears the New Zealand Educational Institute is more interested in "undermining" the implementation of National Standards than it is in genuine engagement on the policy.
Andrew Wallace is in hot water after designing, for domestic housing, a water heating system which uses solar radiation.
An acting principal and two new teachers have been appointed to High Street School with the aim of turning around its haemorrhaging roll.
Education Minister Anne Tolley has declined to attend the New Zealand Educational Institute's second public forum in Dunedin in favour of her own pre-organised meeting aimed at briefing Dunedin parents on National Standards.
While the price of petrol and diesel have increased to their highest levels in 18 months, the price of liquefied petroleum gas is falling.
A new $960,000 building development at St Clair School will be bigger than the sum of all its parts, principal Richard Newton believes.
The prospect of owning an autographed Elvis Presley LP had Dunedin Elvis fans all shook up - until suspicious minds realised the King's signature was nothing but a hound dog.
When Dara Caradus found out she was this year's head girl at Otago Girls High School, she was "shell-shocked" to say the least.