Save adoration for real heroes


Are celebrities really as amazing as we think? Geraldine High School year 11 English class pupil Phoebe Bates asks.

Don't bet house on iPad future


Geraldine High School year 11 pupil Anneke Vogel looks at the trend of schools using iPads.

Pupils prepared for intrepid journey

connor inkster-robinson and oliver reid

Eating guinea pigs, fishing for piranhas and holding an anaconda is what Connor Inkster-Robinson and Oliver Reid are most looking forward to on their school trip to Peru these holidays.

Where people smile lots, judge less

kristina o'connor

Former Timaru Girls' High School student Kristina O'Connor is finding herself at home in the Fijian village where she is a volunteer

Why do Kiwis eat icecream in winter?

exchange students

You would be forgiven for thinking the quartet of French girls walking around Timaru Boys' High School are lost. Rest assured, they are not.

Kiwi duo record album in Thailand

brad craig

Thailand or Dunedin?

Idols making us idle


OPINION: Reality television is a waste of my time, Geraldine High School pupil Lauren Donald says.

Snapchat's fun with a few regrets

'Don't send something you don't want on the internet'


A picture paints a thousand words, but what if that picture self combusts?

Over in a flash

kristina o'connor

Former Timaru Girls' High student Kristina O'Connor makes the most of her final months in tiny Fijian village of Toki, volunteering at a school.

Class start gigging

charlotte fraser

Aoraki regional Smokefree Rockquest winners Bitter Class will perform at Craighead today and record their song for the national competition at Bluestone tomorrow.

Volunteer 'always learning'

jaimee miller

In her first few week at St John Youth, Jaimee Miller was hooked.

Album release after win

kaylee bell

Rising Waimate star Kaylee Bell is releasing a new album next week, and she is stoked with it.

Bound for a big adventure

laughlan scarsbrook

Timaru teen Laughlan Scarsbrook is packed and ready to head into the wilderness.

Timaruvians' stories inspire

solomon tor-kilsen and nicole begg

Two Timaruvians have been nominated in the BeCause inspiring stories initiative that recognises people under 30 that are making a positive difference.

Young musicians ready to rock at regionals


Timaru bands will do battle on Saturday night in the regional final of the Smokefree Rockquest.

Globe Theatre trip entices winning drama students

josh braun-coles

Two South Canterbury secondary school students could soon be treading the boards at the Globe Theatre in London.

'We don't want another volunteer'

kristina o'connor

Former Timaru Girls' High student Kristina O'Connor - volunteering at a Fijian school in the tiny town of Toki - considers her future.

Green light for movie workshop

video camera

Timaru's aspiring young film-makers will soon have the chance to hone their skills at a sustainability film workshop.

Sulphuric mud, and delicious Sicilian fruit

abby anderson

Impossible to believe but after nine months I have finally finished school, writes Abby Anderson.

Guitarist takes top award

mitchell low

Keeping it old school was a winning formula for Timaru teen country singer Mitchell Low.