Auckland teachers are moving to the regions to escape housing costs and long commute times, but there's still a shortage of educators for certain subjects.
A countryside school where children play in the mud and climb trees is under threat of having its teaching resources halved.
The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.
NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Principals Federation, Auckland Primary Principals Association and Waitakere Area Principals Association have developed a 10-point plan to resolve Auckland's teacher crisis.
The Western Bay is heading in the same direction as Auckland when it comes to teacher shortages, principals in the district say.
John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.