World War 1 100-year commemoration speech given at school assembly: This week, we are asked to think of the men who, 100 years ago, were asked to go and fight for their freedom, and ours.
Escape - based on the novel Chasing the Valley, by Skye Melki-Wegner:
Unbelievable cold numbs the spectacular pain enveloping me.
This is an open letter to my couch: I remember the day I first laid my eyes on you.
I don't know you yet
My face was a porcelain mask - no emotion apart from cool boredom reflected in my pale green eyes.
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest and most chaotic city.
Coachella, Glastonbury, Rhythm and Vines.
Ever wondered what those vanloads of hostel pupils from Mount Aspiring College are getting up to?
Over the school holidays, four South Otago High School pupils were selected for the Dunedin under-17 netball team.
Days at my aunty's farmhouse always start with a bang. Literally.
The sun beat down on my back and warmed my blood as I made the short walk down into the lush, grassy paddock.
The sky glows in the harsh rays of sun as we collect firewood.
It's always the clock, isn't it?How awfully stereotypical of me.
The rain came down one Thursday morning, washing out the cafe's window with a dirty whiteness, the sunlight that had lined the window turning away its head to the kiss of the summer rain.
How can a place
I try to claw my way back into dreaming, but it's useless.
It was Ronald's big day: he was turning 5.
Autism has established a defining presence in modern society. About one in every 88 children born each year in New Zealand is diagnosed with the disorder. Shey Pope-Mayell, a year 13 pupil at Wakatipu High School, sheds some light on the issue of living with autism.
Tourists have been boosting our economy for years, but are they really safe driving on our roads?