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George Sabonadiere A 13-year-old Dunedin lad has won NZ's Spelling Bee, despite going in to bat for a rival.

Support for boy's hair fight

Mum Alicia Jacobs says she cannot see how Dylan Finlayson’s hair broke Feilding High School The student briefly stood down for his haircut has received an outpouring of support.

Go bankrupt, avoid student loans

student loan Increasing numbers of Kiwis are going bankrupt overseas, allowing them to avoid repaying their student loan.

Hair hard-line not the way

Mum Alicia Jacobs says she cannot see how Dylan Finlayson’s hair broke Feilding High School School regulations on appearance are good, but rules need to enforced carefully and professionally.

Should schools rule looks?

Lucan Battison Are rules on appearance necessary at schools or should we be focusing on behaviour and learning?

Teaching is my theatre

classroom Eve McSoriley says teaching is great, but you need a sense of humour if you're going to get through.

A very steep learning curve

Costas Thrasyvoulou is nearly finished his teacher training and says it's the toughest thing he has done.

No breaks for teachers

We are about the children

Funding 'pitiful' for school with needs

Linda Munkowits A tight budget hasn't stopped Manuka Primary School in Auckland from enrolling more special needs children.

Principal a fan of standards

The principal of Elm Park School is a fan of publishing her school's National Standards results.

The ambulance at the top of the cliff

Govt doesn't count 'miracles'

School sets its own standards

Waerenga School's principal puts its success down to involving parents in their children's learning and targeting kids who are slipping behind.

IT 'geeks' have the last laugh

keyboard You might be called a computer nerd, but the odds are stacked in your favour for getting a job, and a well-paying one at that.

IT industy offers rich rewards

Smart with numbers? Good with technology? The IT and tech industries await your call.

Fun to be had with 'nerd' study

Advice on working in IT

What it's like working in IT

Jonathan Eagle is a developer at tech firm Fronde. He talks about what his job involves and why he likes it.