The sky was dark and daunting as the moon stared out at the looming landscape.
It wasn't me.
The only source of light in the cabin was a small bedside candle, which gave off just enough waxy, yellow light for the room to not be considered pitch black.
Logan Park High School year 12 art pupil Luke Major explores the life and times of a woman in a series of portraits titled An Elder.
Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people, Living life in peace, You may say that I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one, I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will be as one.
Sleep. At a time when we arguably need it more than we ever will in the future, teenagers are getting it the least.
Waitaki Girls' High School held its junior prizegiving recently. The prize list is. -
Blue Mountain College held its prizegiving recently. The prize list is. -
It was both the worst and best day of my life; coloured by a cartwheel of emotions.
A ballpoint pen is an everyday necessity.
Dear Oskar Schindler, Five years have passed since the traumatic events of World War 2, yet I still cannot seem to move on.
I am stronger than he is. My skin doesn't blister and split every time my nail scratches the outer surface of my arm.
Alcohol is a problem in our wider community.
Imagine a small child, laughing and playing with friends and family at the playground. Not all kids are this lucky. Some have been forced into the gruesome world of human trafficking.
Under constant pressure from effluent run-off, herbicide and pesticide use, as well as erosion, New Zealand's rivers, lakes and wetlands are in grave danger.
1844: a young boy by the name of Jenkins, the son of a penurious fisherman, gingerly made his way down towards the river.
A dark blanket lurks, closing in on the edges of the twinkling city, while the bustle and chatter, buoyant, rises unafraid, to meet it.
It's faster to walk
Blue Mountain College head boy Gavin Stark was ecstatic to be named in the New Zealand secondary schools rugby team.
''Garry O'Grumboots was a crotchety old man. On Tuesdays he loved nothing more than to chew the furniture, swear at his cat and ... ''