Otago Daily Times editor Barry Stewart with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Allied Press chief executive Grant McKenzie at the Otago Daily Times Class Act 2018 awards ceremony at the Otago Museum yesterday.
Don't sell yourself short, your country needs you. That's the message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to the best and brightest secondary school pupils in Otago.
Making it big in the small satellite market is the aim of Rocket Lab and a former Otago man is playing his part. Kim Dungey reports.
Kai Daniel gives craftsmen across the world a chance to provide for their families and to help their communities. Kim Dungey reports.
Where are they now? The ODT takes a look to see what the 2007 recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act award have been doing since leaving high school.
A former Cromwell Class Act recipient is delivering on his promise, writes Kim Dungey.
The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence will transform employment in the future. Kim Dungey catches up on the Otago Daily Times’ 2007 Class Act recipients and finds out if they are ready.
Where the sky stops and space begins, researcher Aaron Hendry is hard at work, writes Kim Dungey.
Fifty-six year 13 pupils from every high school in the region were presented awards by Prime Minister Bill English at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
The cream of Otago secondary schools’ academic, cultural and sporting crop were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the Otago Daily Times Class Act awards ceremony.
The ODT takes a look at the 2006 ODT Class Act recipients and sees where they are now.
In 2006, then prime minister Helen Clark presented 55 of Otago’s top high school pupils with Class Act awards. Ten years on, Kim Dungey finds out where the young achievers are now.
Sonya Lewthwaite, formerly of Waitaki Girls’ High School, has completed nine years of theological education, mostly from the University of Otago, and is exploring ordination as a priest in the Anglican Church.
Rebecca Grant, formerly of St Hilda’s Collegiate School, is a research officer for the Institut Pasteur Centre for Global Health in Paris.
Rhyan McMillan, formerly of Tokomairiro High School, is a captain with Peninsula Airways, Alaska, flying Saab 340 aircraft.
Hamish Garry, formerly of John McGlashan College, is helping to build a rammed-earth hall in Tanzania.
Cambell Gibbons, formerly of East Otago High School, is a qualified baker and chef who three and a-half years ago became a part-owner (with two other people) of Beano’s Bakery in Waikouaiti.
The future of Otago, if not New Zealand, looks to be in good hands if this year's crop of Class Act winners is anything to go by.
Harnessing nuclear fusion to create cheap, safe energy is moving closer to reality and a former Dunedin man is hoping to play a part. Kim Dungey reports.
Adam Hall has come a long way since his days at Taieri College. Kim Dungey reports.