Showing pupils how chemistry relates to real life situations as well as building a picture of the health of Otago Harbour has won the Healthy Harbour Watchers the inaugural Otago Conservation Schools Award. Rebecca Fox talks to project facilitator Andrew Innes.
Three Otago secondary-school pupils will be singing the praises of the region while touring Europe, China and the United States.
Secondary school pupils' contribution to their schools and community is being recognised again this year: nominations are being called for the TrustPower Waihemo youth community spirit award.
It is a simple product that is really going places, particularly into growing spaces.
For Finn Butler, musical inspiration can be stirred, or even shaken, from almost anywhere.
Imagine this: a swarm of tiny robots scooting around containing and collecting spilt oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nick Woods reckons it will be some time before he is able to sit on a bike seat again.
Their musical styles might be completely different, but 17-year-old Kane Strang wants his career to emulate that of his late grandfather, Dunedin band leader Harry Strang.
Hazel Dawson, Sewage, Dr Elongationist and Sounds of the Womb are some of the more colourful names which will be read out during roll call at the Otago secondary schools regional final of the Smoke- freerockquest this weekend.
Three Dunedin science pupils have been selected to represent New Zealand at international science and technology events.
Learning to preserve food, remodel old clothes and eating tofu are some of the experiences for secondary school pupils at an environmental action camp at Karitane's Puketeraki marae.
Fourteen pupils at Otago Boys' High School received 21 scholarships in last year's NZQA exams - 15 scholarships and six outstanding scholarships.
When Emerson's brewery staff were told a group of secondary school pupils was looking for a challenge, they knew just what it should be - finding uses for the malt grain left over from the brewing process.
It has a smoky two-stroke engine and a distinctive sound, but the Trabant runs on the smell of an oily rag, which makes it the perfect car to take on a road trip.
When Dara Caradus found out she was this year's head girl at Otago Girls High School, she was "shell-shocked" to say the least.
A "mocumentary" about the life and history of walls, and a twisted and slightly risque version of a Roald Dahl short story has given pupils from three Dunedin secondary schools a clean sweep of awards at the New Zealand Short Film Competition for Students of German.
Two Kavanagh College pupils took more than a year to find the right cause for which to shave their heads - an 18-month-old boy with a brain tumour and multiple tumours on his spine.
Finding a summer job is off Hannah Davidson's to-do list, along with paying for university, after she received a First Foundation scholarship last month.
The Mana Pounamu Young Achievers Awards were announced last Friday, with 34 young Otago people's achievements recognised.
From filling spare time to being a finalist in a national electrotechnology competition, Cheng-Yueh Liu's Liu Dashboard is taking him places.