A scholarship scheme offering a small number of places at private schools has been axed by the government, drawing mixed reactions from the education sector.
The introduction of agribusiness as a subject at Kavanagh College signals "exciting times" in education.
Wanganui Collegiate School was more than $320,000 in debt at the end of 2016, and the auditor-general had issues with its banking arrangements and unauthorised borrowing.
Traditional powerhouses netball and rugby are under threat as the most popular sports at New Zealand secondary schools, with basketball poised to dunk them both.
Girls are now welcome at a prestigious Wellington boys' school.
About 140,000 school students will find out today how well they have done in New Zealand's annual examination ritual - a rite of progress that may look completely different by the end of next year.