Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.
A new set of national awards for student athletes, leaders, entrepreneurs, performers and academics have been launched by Crimson Education.
The Treasury has warned that there will be "a gap in systems-level information" on primary school performance because the Government has axed national standards before putting anything in their place.
Year 13 student FILIP VACHUDA says assigning subjects like acting, building or painting a similar academic status as subjects like Calculus, Science or History "completely misses the mark".
Kerikeri teenager Hadassah Wharawhara is one of 12 young people selected to form a new Ministry of Education Youth Advisory Group, established to enable her generation to have their say regarding the education system and issues that affect them.
Exasperated maths teachers are drafting a letter of complaint after a major exam left baffled students facing questions they had little chance of answering.