According to a report cited in the NZ Herald, being a teenager in New Zealand is a bit of a mixed bag.
It turns out that the Minister for Education, Ms. Hekia Parata, doesn't think that traditional school opening hours of 9am-3pm are the only option.
An initiative launched in Kerikeri this week aims to encourage more young people to follow careers in horticulture by giving them a grounding in the industry while at school.
Eight prestigious tertiary scholarships will be presented to outstanding Māori students by Education Minister and Ngārimu Board Chair Hon Hekia Parata in a ceremony at Parliament today.
Kiwi students have pulled in overseas scholarship offers worth more than $12 million this year, a private tutoring company says.
More than 20,000 students applied for an emergency NCEA exam grade because of disruption caused by the Kaikoura earthquake.
Pass rates for a controversial maths exam, which reduced some students to tears, are higher than previous years, according to Education Minister Hekia Parata.
Former Waitaki Girls' High School pupil Tara Willans (18) has been awarded the 2017 Oceania Dairy scholarship.
Auckland Business Leaders Group chairman Michael Barnett can see a day coming when all high school leavers will need an ICT qualification.