It was more "Polar Plunge" than "Push Play", but competitors in a "virtual triathlon" in central Dunedin yesterday did not let cold weather slow them down.
The lesson at Dunedin's Columba College this week is that three plus five equals 35,000.
A Dunedin City Council survey which shows about half of Dunedin's school pupils are ferried to school by car is worrying principals and health organisations.
The education of hundreds of preschoolers in Otago may be in jeopardy as reports surface that child care operator ABC Learning Centres Ltd is on the brink of financial collapse.
Kings High School has taken on an uncanny resemblance to a baked bean and spaghetti manufacturing plant as pupils aim to collect 2500 cans of food for the Presbyterian Support Food Bank by the end of this week.
Southland and South Otago residents experienced heavy snow showers at times today and should expect more this evening.
Two Otago teachers have won Ministry of Education fellowships to explore ways of using e-learning to deliver literacy to a tech-savvy generation of pupils.
A child who regularly abuses family pets is more likely to grow up to be a violent offender.
"Welcome. Take your shoes off and trace your right foot on this piece of paper."
An electrical fault in a bathroom light fitting is believed to have caused a fire which destroyed a farmhouse near Stoneburn at the weekend.
Poor old Bob. He's shy, green, a little slimy and a sensitive new-aged alien from the planet Zacharius, and all he has ever wanted was to make friends.
Pilots often joke that the propellers on their planes are only there to keep them cool.
The Roxburgh Community Board has resolved not to build a $2.5 million swim centre in Roxburgh after hearing submissions yesterday.
The future of information and communication technology (ICT) education in Otago primary schools has never looked so healthy following a $1.7 million grant over the next five years from the Community Trust of Otago.
Making sure the books balance alongside family and social life has earned Dunedin accountant Peter Gulliver the 2008 New Zealand Young Chartered Accountant of the Year Award.
When electronic technology fails to keep pace with the needs and pockets of modern-day teenagers like Ben Mulholland, frustration sets in, and he builds his own equipment.
Parts of Otago continue to show small increases in residential building activity as new dwelling consents issued across much of New Zealand's building sector slump to a 22-year low.
Otago secondary schools which run their own outdoor pursuits centres will be keeping a close eye on the prosecution of the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre as the case unfolds.
There was little time for celebration at the police stations throughout Otago yesterday as a new and independent survey showed a high level of public satisfaction with the service provided by New Zealand Police.
The skyrocketing number of physical and verbal assaults on teachers and pupils in New Zealand schools is driving more than a third of graduate teachers out of the education sector, and the New Zealand Principals Federation is calling on politicians to help tackle the problem.