John Lewis

Schools working to address roll cap breaches

Schools working to address roll cap breaches

Two Dunedin state integrated schools have admitted breaching their Ministry of Education maximum roll caps.

Painstaking pursuit earns surprise reward

Painstaking pursuit earns surprise reward

For the past 20 years, Dave Wenlock says he has spent most of his weekdays getting plastered.

Pool big part of recovery

Pool big part of recovery

The first Colin Reynolds knew something was wrong was when he started gasping for air as he climbed the stairs to the smoko room at work.

In the running for good book haul

In the running for good book haul

While everyone else was working up a sweat racing around the stalls at The Star Regent 24-hour Book Sale yesterday, the chaotic dash for books barely raised Morris Hall's pulse. 

'Don't rush' advice to punters

'Don't rush' advice to punters

If you are worrying about being swept around the Regent Theatre by a torrent of Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale fans again this year, fear not.

'Captain Underpants' author sends crowd potty

'Captain Underpants' author sends crowd potty

With villains like Dr Diaper, The Turbo-Toilet 2000, the Dandelion of Doom, Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants (later known as Tippy Tinkletrousers) and Wedgie Woman, it can be difficult for both children and parents to put Captain Underpants books down.

Young Dunedin Lego buff wins US trip

Young Dunedin Lego buff wins US trip

Anyone who has unintentionally stood on a Lego block will know how excruciating an experience it is.

Gymnastics: Ella getting chance of a lifetime

Gymnastics: Ella getting chance of a lifetime

Among other hyper-extending, joint-flexing manoeuvres, Ella Hjertquist has literally been bending over backwards to qualify for the New Zealand rhythmic gymnastics team. 

Medals given to inspire OGHS pupils

Medals given to inspire OGHS pupils

Having amassed many prestigious honours and awards over the years, it would be easy to mistake the letters after the Honorable Dame Silvia Cartwright's name for alphabet soup.

Pupils thriving in Mandarin classes

Pupils thriving in Mandarin classes

George Street Normal School pupils will get an opportunity to show off their new-found Mandarin vocabularies later this year when a group from China visits the school.