The battle to boost declining school rolls has prompted a coastal Dunedin school to take a business approach to their operations and implement marketing strategies aimed at attracting new pupils.
While the nervous wait for NCEA exam results was finally over yesterday, disappointment and anxiety resurfaced for Taieri College pupil Sarah McLean.
Lifesaving equipment worth $5000 stolen from a Dunedin paramedic's truck at the weekend has not been found.
Otago residents seem to be recycling more of their waste than ever, but mountains of recyclable refuse are beginning to pile up in the region as the bottom drops out of the recycling market.
No sooner was the 50th anniversary reunion of the Dunedin School of Nursing January class of 1959 over at the weekend than preparations were started for the next one in five years' time.
Furniture placement is important in a room, whether it is in a new multimillion-dollar house or a student flat.
As many private schools across the country start to feel the pinch in tough economic times, the principal at one of Otago's two private schools is working without pay in a bid to keep the school's finances out of the red.
A Dunedin poet is the ninth writer to be selected for a residency at the Michael King Writers Centre in Auckland.
Six months ago, Tavita Nielsen-Mamea's diet and exercise regime consisted of sitting in front of the television with about 10,000 kilojoules of "chips, takeaways, lollies and more chips".
The last set of cups come off the cows at the milking shed as the sun ambles its way west near the end of a stiffling hot Saturday afternoon.
There was a sense of pride but certainly no prejudice when Emeritus Prof Jocelyn Harris learned she had been awarded a CNZM for services to education in the New Year Honours list.
The New Zealand School Trustees Association and the New Zealand Principals Association are at loggerheads over how to deal with a new employment law relating to teacher lunch breaks.
At a time when the global economy is slowing, yachting may be just the thing to put some wind back in the sails of the New Zealand economy, Emirates Team New Zealand chief executive Ross Blackman says.
Christmas may be over but the gifts keep coming at the Otago Community Hospice.
Pharmac's decision to widen prescribing rights for a medicine used to treat severe acne has drawn concern from health experts and local educators.
The number of senior pupils leaving Dunedin secondary schools to join the workforce next year is expected to drop dramatically in light of a down-turn in the economy, principals say.
There's something about bugs that gives most people the jitters. But there's no place for insecticides in Morgan Shields' life - he loves creepy crawlies.
A fine voice plus a sense of adventure have equated to a position at one of the world's top 10 cathedral choirs for a Dunedin maths teacher.
Installing security cameras on school grounds is one of several measures being investigated by the Taieri College board of trustees in response to allegations of bullying at the school.
School trips are being cancelled and claims for financial assistance are on the rise as parents begin to feel the pinch of the present financial climate.