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Patrice Dougan

Reporter, NZ Herald


  • 12 Jan, 2017 5:16am
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A "spectacular" multi-million dollar homestead on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and the foothills of the Remarkables has been donated to the University of Otago.
  • 26 Oct, 2016 8:52pm
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University of Canterbury students and staff will have to fork out a lot more for parking following a sharp increase in fees.
  • 17 Oct, 2016 3:33pm
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A respected Northland principal says 1500 pornographic images found on his work computer were 'joke' emails sent to him by other principals and others.
  • 2 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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Teachers are demanding to know if they risk police charges for physically separating school fights or defending themselves when students attack.
  • 29 Sep, 2016 11:37am
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A 9-year-old boy was left crying and scared after former Murrays Bay School principal dragged him from the hall by his collar.
  • 26 Sep, 2016 5:57pm
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Students at Victoria University of Wellington will fork out more for their education next year, after the university's council today voted in favour of increasing fees.
  • 12 Jul, 2016 8:00am
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Two Lotto players who have won $13.3m after Saturday's $40m draw are yet to come forward. In 2013, a winner failed to come forward so Lotto went hunting for him.

Trapped in poorly performing schools

  • 29 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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Thousands of children are spending most or all their years of education in a poorly performing school, a new report has found.
  • 24 Jun, 2016 8:00pm
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Auckland University business students sent home from an exam about quality assurance after it emerged the wrong exam paper had been printed out.
  • 18 Jun, 2016 5:30am
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A parent of a pupil at Salisbury School has spoken of his disappointment over the proposal to close the special needs school his daughter attends.
  • 15 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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Liam Martin was suffering depression and living out of his car, the pressure of his online persona and the harassment it received becoming too much.

Warning signs: What drives the hate

  • 14 Jun, 2016 5:30am
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Does the sight of someone in pain or distress do little to move you? If so, you may share something in common with a bully.

'I don't want same thing happening again'

  • 13 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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Jayden Cromb is expecting his first child in November. The idea of bringing a child into the world has driven the reality of cyberbullying home again.
  • 21 May, 2016 5:00am
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There's growing international disquiet over how much value the technology is bringing to the education system, writes Patrice Dougan.