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Bullying and violence remains ‘massive’ problem in schools, warns Human Rights Commission

New Zealand still has a ''massive'' problem with violence and bullying in schools, and not enough is being done to tackle the issue, the Human Rights Commission says.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Unstable housing rocks school rolls

Transient rolls have hit a high since 2009 - and the mounting problem is linked to the housing crisis.

Inside Israel and Daisy Dagg’s new Christchurch Co Kids daycare centre

All Blacks star Israel Dagg and wife Daisy will be hearing the pitter-patter of feet other than their baby's after the childcare centre they co-own opened in central Christchurch.

Pre-teen counsellor ‘flat tack’ with student issues

One in five students seen by Rotorua Intermediate School counsellor Ben Teina-Kore Curtis is experiencing serious, ongoing mental health issues.

Why Makoura College principal Paul Green refused to sidestep youth suicide

This week The Herald's Break The Silence series investigates the way the suicide is handled inside our schools. The Herald found suicide is not openly discussed with students because of fears that talking about it will lead to further deaths.

Break the Silence: Auckland school counsellor Tom Brown says shying away from youth suicide...

It's time New Zealand starts talking about youth suicide

Suspensions for students assaulting others reaches seven-year high

Suspensions for physical assaults on other students is the highest it has been since 2009, with local principals saying easily accessible violent content is partly to blame.

Children suffer housing crisis fallout as rate of low-decile transience hits record

Transient children have hit record numbers in low-income schools as the housing crisis forces more renting families to move house repeatedly.

Schools at “breaking point” as stand-downs for assaulting teachers leap

Schools are "breaking point" as new figures show they are standing down a record number of students for assaulting teachers.

Break The Silence: Scores of secondary schools want more help to deal with student...

Scores of secondary schools believe they aren't supported to handle the suicidal behaviour of students.


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Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs...

The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.