The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) this week welcomed the Government's offer to increase kindergarten teachers' pay in the next two years, to give them parity with primary teachers.
Those favourite fund-raisers - cheese rolls - may be off the menu for education providers because soaring dairy prices are making them too expensive to produce.
Otago Polytechnic staff leadership team members hope a working bee at the Dunedin campus on Saturday will be good for the environment now, and in future.
A year-long secondary school exchange to Dunedin in the 1960s left Michael Porter with more than memories - he also gained enduring friendships and interests.
Attitude is everything for Dunedin woman Julie Woods, who in the past 11 years has developed a robust personal philosophy to cope with the onset of blindness.
The worms are multiplying, the compost is ready, and now Bradford School in Dunedin can afford to make gardens in which to grow vegetables for soup this winter.
University of Otago students are not taking the recent civil unrest in Tibet lying down, although some did during a protest yesterday.
With bagpipes and Pacific Island drums setting the multi-ethnic tone of celebrations, international pupils being welcomed to Dunedin yesterday were left in no doubt where they were.
A Dunedin woman's thoughts have been with members of her late husband's family who live in Tibet.
It is often a place of solemn oaths and admissions, but yesterday, the High Court in Dunedin resounded with light-hearted banter and laughter interspersed with reflections on an illustrious career in the law.
A proposal to realign Lovelock Ave caused most discussion at a public meeting on the $6 million upgrade of Dunedin's Botanic Garden yesterday.
Small shovels and trowels were put to good use at the Mornington Playcentre yesterday as children, staff and parents planted shrubs.
Four Bayfield High School senior pupils say they are not sure how, or why, but attending Andersons Bay School has not hindered their chances of gaining later leadership roles.
A $5 million shopping complex, including space for 24 retailers, is planned for Mosgiel's main street.
For children, it is a great place to dig, shovel, and make castles. But for members of the East Taieri Preschool community, the facility's new $12,000 sandpit represents hours of hard work and months of fundraising.
Paralympian skier Adam Hall, of Outram, has rounded out a successful season with a gold medal at the Wells Fargo world disabled invitational in the United States on Monday.
Accounting student Andrew Gray likes pricing things out, and he may find a cost analysis of his time at university adds up well after factoring in funds received from a scholarship award.
It could be concerns for children's safety or ‘‘time-poor'' parents but, whatever the reason, the sight of hundreds of children walking to and from school each day is a thing of the past, Dunedin educators say.
Percieved problems with recent graduate teachers, which have prompted calls for extra teacher training, do not apply in Otago, education leaders say.
Christchurch businessman Alan Roberts says his recent acquisition of the Strath Taieri Hotel will allow him to mix business with an interest in the Middlemarch area.