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A kura in Hawke's Bay has been subjected to a Serious Fraud Office probe, resulting in three women facing criminal fraud-related charges.
Teachers with 40 years' experience say a degree wouldn't make them better teachers - but they're stuck on $59,621 a year because they don't have one.
Psychologists and speech language therapists are among the latest group of school staff to take themselves to the picket lines, "insulted" by the Ministry of Education's pay offer.
Primary school teachers and principals appear to have pulled back on the possibility of a two-day or rolling strikes.
Primary school teachers are already prepping for more strike action as union leaders and the Government head back to negotiations next week.
Stoke School's new principal Sarah Davies wrote each of her 255 students individual report notes last term.
For the first time in 24 years, almost 30,000 primary and intermediate teachers and principals are on strike after rejecting the Government's pay offer.
Teachers are contemplating escalating to two-day strikes to ramp up the pressure on the Government, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticised them for striking too early.
More than 600 protesters converged on Nelson's Church Steps to lobby for better conditions for the country's teachers.
Close to 30,000 primary and intermediate teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in 24 years on Wednesday, after rejecting the Government's pay offer.
EDITORIAL: If you ever doubted that the first strike by primary and intermediate teachers in 24 years turned into a much bigger event than almost anyone expected, just consider that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was able to alter her schedule at the last minute.
ï»¿"I teach my students to stand up for themselves, now it's my turn," reads the sign of a Marlborough teacher on strike.
When the classroom bell rings, it's home time for students. For teacher Caitlin Turner, it means she's halfway through the day.