As the Government announces an inquiry into mental health and addiction services, education groups are calling for double the number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector to improve the mental health of young people.
As kids go back to school parents are grappling with the high costs of uniforms, stationery and other scholastic necessities.
A population boom in Rotorua is having a trickle-down effect on local school rolls with projected increases prompting a principal to urge parents to act quickly to enrol their children.
New Zealand's school Stage Challenge and J Rock events are no longer.
Schools in Papamoa will soon be bursting at the seams as the area's population continues to soar.
Staff at Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa are racing to repair the damage from a devastating vandalism attack before a new crop of students arrives next month.