Dunedin police will continue to target speeding drivers near schools this term in light of Southern Region statistics which show there were 82 injury crashes near schools during the past two years.
Nearly a year after introducing 20 hours of free early childhood education in New Zealand, the Ministry of Education seems to have become a victim of its own success, with many Otago centres struggling to meet demand for the policy.
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A pre-schooler forced Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin to cut short his speech and cut the ribbon prematurely during the official opening of a new early childhood centre playground.
The Ministry of Education has hit back at criticism about its perceived slow reaction to the ‘‘bulging'' schools crisis in Central Otago.
A Dunedin youth was peppersprayed by police after he allegedly tried to evade capture by climbing on to the roof of a block of flats in South Dunedin yesterday.
Otago secondary schools are beginning to feel the pinch of rising fuel prices, interest rates and utility bills, prompting the region's principals to call for the Government to increase operations grants.
Secondary school principals in Otago have criticised National leader John Key's proposal to increase funding for independent schools from $40 million a year to $70 million.
Preparations for implementing the Government's Schools Plus initiative in Otago have begun.
An environmental project by Kaikorai Valley College and school partners has received $15,000 of government funding as part of World Environment Day.
The principal of a Dunedin school under investigation for its unusually high turnover of staff has resigned her post.
Dunedin police have met city bank managers to discuss the "brazen'' unarmed man who has been involved in a spate of bank robberies during the past five months.
The days of telling rough and ready war stories around the committee table may be over for members of the New Zealand Scottish Regiment Ex-members Association.
When Hannah Gray was a child, she did not play with Barbie dolls like most girls her age. She preferred Action Man dolls because they could do ``better stuff''.
"Extraordinary" population growth has prompted Catholic schools in Milton, Wanaka and Queenstown to apply to the Ministry of Education to have their roll caps raised by up to 47% this year.
Search teams and dogs will continue searching the Mackenzie hut area for missing Israeli tramper Liat Okin, but Queenstown police say the lack of evidence showing she has been there is frustrating.
A University of Canterbury criminologist says the robber who police believe has struck eight banks in five months in the Dunedin area is beginning to push his luck and would be wise to leave town.
School uniforms gave way to gumboots and jackets at Whare Flat yesterday when 76 pupils from Otago secondary schools were herded into a woolshed for the 2008 Outstanding in the Field farm experience day.
For the first time in 25 years, a Dunedin-made drama is being filmed in Dunedin to be screened on New Zealand television, thanks to a technological advancement in the production process.
Aparima College in Riverton has become the first secondary school in Southland to join the New Zealand Youth Apprenticeships programme following expansions to the pilot by the Ministry of Education.