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A creative eye on nature

A combination of passion for the environment, fashion and all things crafty attracted schools from all over South Auckland to enter the 2019 Eye...

Students win cash prizes for destroying moth pods

Six local schools, 10 teams and 38 students from different schools were all on a mission to banish an invasive species of moth pods...

Botany student master chefs win big

Two Botany students have won a cooking competition in grand style. On Saturday March 30, the Manukau Beautification Trust held its annual Eye on Nature...

Finding creative software solutions for social issues

Teachers, industry experts, volunteers and more than 160 students from different colleges participated in the annual BizTech Labs Competition at the Botany Downs Secondary...

So what’s cooking?

They are master chefs in the making. Natasha Pheng and Farzana Rahimi of Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC) were thrilled to win a cheque...

Local students go for gold

More than a dozen local students will be presented with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Gold Certificate at a ceremony in Auckland on July...

Fighting to get back on her feet 

Kate Hatley’s short film `From a Hospital Bed' captures hitting rock bottom after falling off a skateboard....to struggling to walk again after two years. A...

Young musicians tune up for chamber music contest

There's something incredibly inspiring about having 1500 young students from all around Aotearoa, all tirelessly practising their violins, lugging around huge double basses, and...

Hawkins to pay $13m for defects

A construction company has been ordered to pay up more than $13 million to remedy massive and widespread leaky building defects at Botany Downs...

Is there gender stereotyping in schools?

  Is stereotyping prevalent in New Zealand School? The Zonta Club of East Auckland thought it was worth debating at the annual schools debate between...


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