Only at the Big Sing National Finale does the audience break into impromptu singing in between the programmed performances.
Those working in Otago and Southland's primary industries are being urged to pay close attention to weather forecasts over the next three months.
Following years of roll decline and the closure of many Taieri schools in a Ministry of Education schools review in 2004, Taieri College's roll has broken the 1100-pupil mark for the first time.
Watching her past collide with her future was an "unusual feeling" for Kate Nicholson.
Broad Bay bread bag tags - see if you can say that 10 times, really fast.
New Zealand secondary school principals have voted to accept the Government's latest pay offer.
In the bathrooms, in the corridors, in cafe queues, even on public transport - there will be humming and singing in all kinds of unusual places over the next three days.
Queenstown Lakes District Council Mayor Jim Boult has called for the Ministry of Education to be more proactive in managing the "tidal wave'' of pupils coming into the area.
Seemingly all it takes to set a large crowd alight is a Pinch of Chilli.
Carisbrook School's limited statutory manager is expected to present a report to the board of trustees next week, detailing findings of his investigations so far.
A man broke into a flat in Leith St overnight and threatened one of the occupants after stealing a vape device, police say.
A 100-year-old antique radio has been stolen from a property on Mt Cargill Rd, near Dunedin, over night.
Dunedin Police are urging Stafford St residents to be vigilant after another car was stolen from the street last night.
In a surprise move, Bayfield High School principal Judith Forbes has resigned to pursue work that is close to her heart.
Forget the sun, sand and surf.
Otago and Southland secondary school principals will vote next week on whether to accept the Ministry of Education's latest pay offer.
A ''long and gruelling campaign'' has ended with primary and intermediate school principals voting to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education.
It seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Road snow warnings have been issued for the South Island's alpine passes as another weekend of foul weather looms for the South.
When children pick up a ukulele, the veil of self-consciousness falls away and their true characters emerge.