An independent review of the Phoenix Centre shows there are significant concerns about the effectiveness of the service - not only within the Ministry of Education, but also among some schools, health and social services, and Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour.
Anger continues to boil over in Otago secondary schools about the closure of the Phoenix Centre, with one principal raising questions about whether the independent report was just a formality.
The Tomahawk School board of trustees has done an about-face and granted the Tomahawk Toddlers Playgroup permission to return to its premises in the school's library.
For Jason-Mark Harmer-Kapa, one computer plus the opportunity to answer maths questions for two days equals "loads of fun".
It was a day Dame Patricia Harrison thought would never come.
Celebrating their Gold Heartbeat Award with lunch are Forbury School pupils (from left) Fiona Figure (13), Katie Burt (12), Charlene Phuong (11) and Brandon Morgan (12). Photo by Linda Robertson. Forbury School pupils have eaten their way to gold - a Gold Heartbeat Award from the New Zealand Heart Foundation. Principal Janice Tofia said the school had worked hard over the past three years to create a "holistic healthy environment" for its pupils, and was delighted their efforts had been recognised.
Corstophine School has become the third Dunedin primary school in three months to apply for voluntary closure.
A businessman has accused Telecom of "deliberately delaying" connections for independent telecommunications providers in a bid to win back customers.
Speed cameras in the Southern Police District generated nearly $1.9 million dollars in fines during 2009, but New Zealand Police statistics show driver habits in the region may be improving.
Alexandra, Clyde and Cromwell might need to erect multistoreyed buildings in the next 20 years if Central Otago's population grows by the up to 60% Statistics New Zealand predicts.
How many school pupils does it take to break a Guinness record for the largest online maths competition? At least 1,952,880.
The armed offenders squad converged on Milton yesterday after a police officer was allegedly threatened by a man with a nail gun.
Otago District Health Board chairman Errol Millar has warned the journey is just beginning and patience is needed in the wake of the Government's decision to merge the Otago and Southland district health boards.
Dunedin Police swung into action with handcuffs to restrain a set of wayward doors on George St at the weekend.
Bull catcher Shane O'Loughlin hopes his job catching wild cattle in Western Australia will be turned into a National Geographic television documentary. Photo by Katharina Wachhol.
Wataki Boys High School has topped the list of 2009 NCEA pass rates in boys' state secondary schools in New Zealand.
Three children a week end up in Dunedin Hospital with alcohol poisoning, and dealing with the city's harmful alcohol use needs to start with schools, the head of police in Dunedin, Inspector Alastair Dickie, says.
Sometimes success can be bittersweet. And no-one knows it more than John McGlashan College geography pupils Andy Dysart and Nat Christensen.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has reinstated one of its Dunedin concerts following the Dunedin City Council's decision to delay the Dunedin Centre redevelopment at the town hall.
Katie-Lee Taylor (15) and Natalie Hormann (20), both of Invercargill, perform during the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand's free concert at Tahuna Intermediate in Dunedin yesterday.