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Sunday: August 19

Published: 1:49PM Thursday August 16, 2012 Source: Sunday


No cell phones, hair cut off the collar and above the ears, the teacher is "sir" OR "Miss" and socks are pulled up and gartered. That's the no-nonsense Tim O'Connor way, and if you don't like it you can go. O'Connor is Rector of Palmerston North Boys High School. He's a stickler for old fashioned values, but is it the best way to get the best from your boy?

Would you like to chat with Palmerston North High School head Tim O’Connor about his style of teaching for boys?
He’ll be online live after the show at the school’s Facebook page:


PRODUCER - Max Adams

CAMERA - Clint Bruce

EDITOR - Belinda Todd


Olivia Penpraze was a pretty and brave Melbourne teenager who didn't have a worry in the world. That's the way it seemed, but Olivia was living behind a fake smile because she was bullied. She took her frustrations and hurt on-line posting a heart wrenching video about her constant battle with dark thoughts. 15,00 people saw the video, but no-one saw the signals.


Bullying Information - Community Support Agencies

There are counselling and support agencies in your area who may be able to give you additional advice or information to help solve bullying problems.

Lifeline -  (09) 5222 999 within Auckland, 0800 543 354 outside Auckland.
NetSafe has lots of advice and resources on cybersafety and cyberbullying. 0508 NETSAFE.
Kidsline - trained Year 12 and Year 13 buddies provide telephone support for 9 - 13 year olds, weekdays 4pm - 6pm, ph 0800 KIDSLINE, 0800 543 754, Auckland 09 522 4223, Christchurch 03 366 3661.
0800 NO BULLY (0800 66 28 55) 0800 NO BULLY is a 24-hour information line giving helpful advice about taking action to stop bullying.
Youthline - telephone counselling for young people (10 - 25) by young people, daily 4pm - 11pm, ph 0800 37 66 33 (Wellington call free).
What'sUp - counselling service for 5 - 18 year olds, daily noon to midnight, ph 0800 What'sUp, 0800 942 8787.


Raised in South Auckland and destined for the world stage - two brothers, with voices described as being "sent from the gods". Pene and Amitai Pati have risen from the humblest of starts to be noticed by some of opera's greats - including Dame Malvina Major who describes Pene as "a young Pavarotti".


PRODUCER - Julie Clothier

CAMERA- Ken Dorman,Dave Pierce, Peter Day

EDITOR - Will Kong

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