John Lewis

'Stunning' - Visitor in raptures over rhodos

'Stunning' - Visitor in raptures over rhodos

Dunedin is putting on a blooming good show of rhododendrons, one of the world's foremost authorities on the flower says.

Theft of lifebuoys prompts concern

Theft of lifebuoys prompts concern

The recurring theft of emergency lifebuoys from cabinets on Customhouse Quay has prompted fears someone will die if it continues.

Studies support use of ketamine for depression

Studies support use of ketamine for depression

Several international studies have highlighted the effectiveness of anaesthetic drug ketamine in treating depression, Prof Paul Glue says.

Time, not money

Time, not money

A 7-year-old with their own cheque book is probably not a good idea - unless it is one issued by the bank of Big Value Christmas.

'Fresh start' for school payrolls

Otago teachers are cautiously optimistic as the beleaguered Novopay payroll system is handed over from designers Talent2 to a new government-owned company.

Radio hams mark 90 years of British contact

Radio hams mark 90 years of British contact

To the lay person, the back of Frank Bell's homemade radio transmitter looks like a box of spare parts.

Tugs sold after 40 years on job

Tugs sold after 40 years on job

Rangi and Karetai have been familiar sights on Otago Harbour for about 40 years, but the long-serving tug boats will be little more than a memory come Monday.

Star player's jersey scored for school

Star player's jersey scored for school

Persistence paid off for an Abbotsford School pupil who pestered All Black Ben Smith for months - including in person as a ballboy - to donate one of his jerseys to the school.

Bloody keen to make 'X Factor' cut

Bloody keen to make 'X Factor' cut

Matt Sainsbury will spit tacks - and maybe even some blood - if he doesn't get through the first round of auditions for next year's The X Factor.

Artist to feature in disability campaign

Artist to feature in disability campaign

If you've never seen or heard of Tanya Faiva before, you soon will.