Do you know that fireworks are made by children in factories? Or what life is like for a child growing up in India?
A group of Dunedin secondary school pupils plans to take its concerns about the city's plastic bag use to business people and the Dunedin City Council, following a forum at the weekend.
Columba College's budding young journalists cleaned up both awards in the 2009 Otago Former Times competition.
The horror endured by 3-year-old Nia Glassie during her short life had a profound impact on former St Hildas Collegiate School art pupil Ashlee Carr.
While many of us prefer to keep our bathtubs indoors, Nik Borland took one to the streets last month - and it paid off.
Doing their bit for humanitarian aid, Columba College pupils raised $3000 to support global aid project ShelterBox.
Like many newly appointed school leaders, the gravity of the position is just starting to hit Bayfield High School head boy Jeff Notman.
Alex Dodds returned to John McGlashan College this month with countless hours of summer triathlon training under his belt.
Recalling her back-to-back trips to New Caledonia and France during the school holidays makes Crystal Diong grin and her eyes shine with the memories.
Young secondary school pupils will have the opportunity to embrace both Otago's early history and celebrate our literary heritage during the summer holidays by recreating an early 20th-century newspaper.
In Highland dancing, it is said the Highland fling is the first dance you learn but the hardest to master.
Her work has been sent all over New Zealand and has been exhibited at the Flanders Field Museum in Belgium, but it was the Otago Harbour which inspired Gemma Baldock to create her latest winning masterpiece.
Spending about 15 hours a week hooked up to a dialysis machine, wondering if the next phone call will be the one offering a kidney transplant, is a testing life.
A nature trek in the woods, an incestuous pair of alcoholic petty criminals and a hole in the ground appear to be an unlikely basis for a story.
Kings High School has taken on an uncanny resemblance to a baked bean and spaghetti manufacturing plant as pupils aim to collect 2500 cans of food for the Presbyterian Support Food Bank by the end of this week.
Sitting at a desk, looking through the fog at an exam paper with the realisation that you know none of the answers is enough to bring many secondary school pupils bolt upright in their beds in a cold sweat.
It was a case of "slowly but surely wins the race" for John McGlashan College geography pupil Andrew Dysart when he won the individual category of the Maatangi Whenua National Geography Competition in Wellington last weekend.
The 2008 Olympics may be over, but Otago Girls High School pupils have brought home more medals after finishing second overall in the New Zealand ALT Vocabulary Olympics.