Cutting funding to a school environmental programme that inspired and energised pupils to protect the environment was a "gamble" with the future, Dunedin high school pupils are telling the Government.
Sarah Agyeman is of African descent, has lived in the United States, came to New Zealand and is now excelling in the Chinese language - so much so that she is one of four pupils in New Zealand to be offered an all-expenses-paid trip to China.
Three Dunedin secondary-school pupils may need more than a couple of Band-Aids when they head to Burnham Military Camp later this year to join the New Zealand Secondary Schools Brass Band.
Taking a week to learn the ins and outs of running a successful business made a great holiday break for four southern school pupils.
Inspired by physics and astronomy, Kaikorai Valley College pupil Corwin Newall turned science into music and created an award-winning composition.
Time management was top on the list of skills drilled into two Dunedin school pupils who took part in the 24-hour Global Enterprise Challenge last month.
Sewage left the inspiration of its name behind when it won the regional title at the Smokefree Rockquest.
Not one competitor was smiling.
It is not surprising Nick Wyatt missed the call from the Royal Society of New Zealand to say he had secured a spot at a science conference in Melbourne.
A bid by a group of Dunedin secondary school pupils to rid the city of plastic bags has received backing from the Dunedin City Council.
Hannah Williams, a year 12 pupil at Otago Girls High School, is a talented young sportswoman who has been selected in regional and national teams for netball, basketball and athletics.
Synapses were firing furiously at Otago Museum yesterday despite freezing temperatures, as more than 40 secondary school pupils competed in the New Zealand Brain Bee South Island Challenge.
Logan Park High School pupil Kieran Bunn (17) recently won the best speaker award for this speech at the Otago final of the New Zealand Lions Young Speechmaker Contest.
There must be something in the water at Queens High School.
Eight hundred secondary school singers will benefit from a $10,000 Otago Community Trust donation, which will help the New Zealand Choral Federation to host the secondary schools choirs competition finals in Dunedin.
Dunedin secondary school pupils shone on stage at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival at the weekend, winning several major awards at the national competition.
Michael Turner has never been backward about coming forward and telling people what he thinks, particularly when it comes to business.
To quote the Tui ad - "Yeah right". There are countless examples around the world where this just does not ring true.
Given the topic "Good neighbours come from all different races and cultures", Kelsey Brown took a look in her back yard and then further abroad before writing a thought-provoking speech.
Sending a group of 50 teenagers on an all expenses-paid trip to Wellington could be a recipe for disaster, but not when they are involved in the Youth Environment Forum.