One of the country's largest state schools is considering a ban on fastfood being delivered to the school grounds for safety reasons.
Papamoa’s Tahatai Coast School and local fitness provider CrossFit Alliance have embarked on a unique partnership, which was launched today with the gift of a sports T-shirt for every student and staff member in the colour of their whare (house).
Anxiety is building among University of Otago general staff but 600 staff and students have spoken out about plans to cut 182 fulltime equivalent (FTE) general staff jobs at the institution.
University of Otago students have hit out at the institution, saying there is not enough support for rape survivors and staff don't take the issue seriously - accusing one top staff member of referring to an alleged attacker as a "silly boy".
An experienced child therapist says agencies need to work together to help the 1089 Northland children identified as needing urgent psychological help so they don't end up struggling as adults.
Who wouldn't want to be more resilient? More able to cope with life's up and downs, better able to manage stress, less susceptible to negative emotions, to quickly bounce back from adversity.
Canterbury principals say they've been left high and dry without the support to care for kids with post-quake trauma.