Home-based early childhood education services are experiencing a boom, especially in the South, with a 50% increase in enrolments across the country in the past year, one of New Zealand's leading providers says.
The Otago Secondary Principals Association says Otago schools are proactive in dealing with bullying despite a top-level inquiry by the Childrens Commissioner which found some New Zealand schools are not.
A little piece of Venice will be sliced off and maybe washed away with a cup of coffee about 3pm today, when the buyer of Quinn Shaw's Italian cake arrives home from the St Clair School fair, in Dunedin.
Five Otago primary schools struggling to house their pupils will receive a share of $1.158 million from the Government for building expansions to help them cope with their growing rolls.
Studying the news has put three former Logan Park High School media studies pupils in the news.
As a child, he was labelled a "dummy" at home and "mentally retarded" at school. By age 12, he was considered "uneducatable" by the American education system and he was functionally illiterate until he was 38.
Breakthrough methods for treating people with dyslexia will be presented in Dunedin and Queenstown this week by overseas researcher on the condition.
Young folk today do not know how good they have it.
A walk in Rhian Gaffney's Northeast Valley, Dunedin, backyard leaves most of its occupants in a flap.
She might be 100, but Milton centenarian Kate Heads can still make the most dispirited people cackle.
Two acclaimed New Zealand artists have been named as the 2009 Henderson Arts Trust artists-in-residence.
Elizabeth Caldwell is still familiarising herself with her new office at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, but she is already very much at home in her role as the gallery's new director.
There were plenty of spills at the Captain Cook garden bar last night, but few of the liquid variety.
Playing David Bowie's Rebel, Rebel as an opening number for a concert packed with University of Otago music students may have been seen by some as being a little provocative, if not ironic.
Delving into the deepest recesses of Jack the Ripper's mind has helped a former Kavanagh College pupil win top marks in last year's NZQA Scholarship drama exam.
A former Logan Park High School pupil has achieved the literary equivalent of winning selection for a national sporting team after winning the School for Young Writers competition.
Counsellors and social workers are becoming increasingly necessary in Otago primary schools as the financial stress inflicted on Otago parents manifests itself in their children's behaviour.
Like many newly appointed school leaders, the gravity of the position is just starting to hit Bayfield High School head boy Jeff Notman.
Healthy minds, bodies and silver medals can all stem from growing your own vegetables, pupils at Kaikorai Primary School, Dunedin, discovered.
Female staff at the Department of Conservation offices in Dunedin were left asking their male colleagues if they needed to see a doctor after "strange groaning noises" were heard emanating from the men's toilets yesterday.