Student loans for prisoners on the up

The number of prisoners to receive a student loan for tertiary study at Manawatu Prison has been increasing but numbers remain low.

'Pure bullies' exist - and they get meaner

Children at Douglas Park School in the Wairarapa embraced the Bully Free Me Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

Almost one-in-ten teens is a "pure bully" and for many the outlook is not good - but neither is it for their victims.

Rangi Ruru principal resigns

Julie Moor, principal of prestigious private girls' school Rangi Ruru, will step down at the end of the year.

Principal of prestigious private school for girls resigns after more than 13 years in the job.

Boy's hand impaled after fence climb

Fire Service spent 25 minutes freeing a boy whose hand was impaled on a fence.

A 12-year-old student was rushed to hospital after impaling his hand on a fence spike.

Homeschoolers want centre

Franziska von Hunerbein, left, and Danielle Diamond are wanting to build a learning centre for  all the home schooled children.

A group of Taranaki homeschooling families have put in a bid to develop a learning centre for their children.

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