A significant building boom in Taieri Mouth may be about to change the fortunes of Taieri Beach School.
Otago's area school teachers are voting today on whether to join their primary and secondary school colleagues in nationwide strike action on May 29.
Sandra Shum still recalls the day a customer came in with an Instant Kiwi ticket, bursting with excitement because he thought he had just won $6.
With a line-up of names like Purveyor Of Fine Meats, Crinkle Cut, Bee's and T's, and even Band Substance, you could be forgiven for thinking they were a collection of stalls in a market place, rather than Smokefreerockquest bands.
School pupils around Otago have taken action during school hours today, as part of strike action aimed at sending a message to politicians about the urgency of climate action.
Red tape has delayed the trial of a new device which will alert drivers to people on a Dunedin pedestrian crossing.
Otago and Southland area school and Maori-immersion school (wharekura) teachers have voted overwhelmingly to strike on May 29, alongside their primary and secondary colleagues.
In an age when youngsters live with a mobile device in one hand, it is unsurprising that is where they turn to find solutions to some of their greatest concerns.
Hazel Jenks' voice could easily have been missed among the booming chants of teenagers calling for climate change in the Octagon yesterday.
Even when Justyce Toeke was in primary school, she could sell cookies and cakes to the most determined dieters at fundraisers.
Otago and Southland's autumn temperature records are on the verge of falling like autumn leaves this year.
Otago and Southland primary school teachers may be among the 460 nationwide who were being paid less than minimum wage until earlier this month.
It appears Mother Nature might be on time this year, bringing a good dumping of snow for many parts of Otago and Southland for the start of winter.
Otago workers supporting New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities at Idea Services will strike again for an hour tomorrow, in support of their employment agreement negotiations.
It is snowing in parts of the South this morning and warnings are in place for some mountain passes as winter arrives a day early for Otago and Southland.
The Wellbeing Budget has brought the largest investment in school property in New Zealand education history, eliciting a firm nod of approval from Otago principals.