Te Ao Marama Tawhara and Te Amorangi Wilson have been best friends since they were preschoolers.
The linking of teachers' wages to the test results of their pupils in Australian schools has set alarm bells ringing for University of Otago Professional Education Services manager Darrell Latham.
Educators from around New Zealand have given a vote of no confidence in the Ministry of Education's national standards during a forum in Wellington.
Those lamenting the loss of the lamington are in luck - one of Dunedin's historic tearooms has been resurrected with the cube-shaped cake on the menu.
A respected senior research fellow in education at the University of Otago has labelled some of the claims made by the Ministry of Education about national standards "distorted" and "anecdotal".
Dunedin's Rotary Park School was pivotal in Tom Stevens' development.
In an age when many children are amazed to learn carrots have green tops and strawberries are not grown in plastic punnets, St Brigids School is showing its pupils exactly where food comes from.
A "mocumentary" about the life and history of walls, and a twisted and slightly risque version of a Roald Dahl short story has given pupils from three Dunedin secondary schools a clean sweep of awards at the New Zealand Short Film Competition for Students of German.
Otago primary principals say a meeting with education leaders in Wellington tomorrow to discuss the new national standards in education is not only poorly timed, it is a waste of time.
A Dunedin woman believes the new self-service petrol pumps at Pak'n Save in South Dunedin are having "teething problems", which have left her with a major cash-flow problem.
Despite a dip in house prices and sales in Dunedin during the past month, the latest REINZ figures show both are up on the corresponding periods a year ago.
Construction of a new cycle lane and the installation of traffic lights in the Crawford St area of Dunedin will begin next week.
A Dunedin primary school is cutting the length of its lunch breaks in the hope it will lower the level of anti-social behaviour in the playground.
t may look like junk - and for all intents and purposes, it is junk - until Nola Paterson gets her hands on it.
Throwing a naked flame around a musical instrument seldom makes soul-soothing music - unless it is Alastair Galbraith's fire organ.
While Otago school rolls have declined by another nine classrooms of pupils during the past year, Ministry of Education statistics have revealed a lack of employment opportunities has prompted more senior secondary pupils to stay at school.
Declining rolls and insufficient government funding have prompted Tomahawk School's board of trustees to apply for voluntary closure of the school next year.
New low-GI sugar has received a caning from a leading New Zealand human nutrition specialist.
An Education Review Office (ERO) report has found more than half of the Ministry of Education's learning and behaviour resource teacher (RTLB) clusters are poorly managed, and the widespread lack of accountability and use of ministry funds was of concern.
A Dunedin secondary school plans to allow senior pupils to study outside school during school hours, as part of its bid to create an environment of pupil-led education.