John Lewis

Signal Hill house fire 'suspicious'

Signal Hill house fire 'suspicious'

Emergency services are investigating after a derelict house in Dunedin was destroyed in a blaze early this morning.

Otago guest nights rise

The number of nights of paid accommodation in Otago facilities has increased by 5.8% in the past year, a Statistics New Zealand accommodation survey shows.

Big crowd at Thieves’ Alley market

Big crowd at Thieves’ Alley market

If you have never played rugby and you want to know what it feels like being mixed up in a rolling maul, then Thieves' Alley was the place to be today.

Perils of social media in teaching

Perils of social media in teaching

Teachers need to be very careful and selective about what personal information they share with their pupils, particularly on social media, according to a Dunedin education specialist.

Year 9 rolls surge in city

Year 9 rolls surge in city

Several Dunedin secondary schools have recorded surges of about 20% in their year 9 rolls this year, leaving some in the sector hoping it will stave off Ministry of Education intervention in the city's secondary network.

Three scholarships for quiet achiever

Three scholarships for quiet achiever

No matter which way you crunch the numbers, a significant amount of success in mathematics plus a massive amount of modesty make Johnny Mottershead a poor self-promoter.

Acrobats for Chinese New Year

Acrobats for Chinese New Year

The Year of the Monkey is about to begin and to help celebrate the Chinese New Year in Dunedin, some of China's top acrobats and theatre performers will put on a show.

Demolition unearths Dunedin's past

Demolition unearths Dunedin's past

Remnants of Dunedin life in the 1860s are being uncovered by heavy machinery and archaeologists this week following the demolition of the Barningham Building at the University of Otago Dental School.

Rowing: Third gold won in 300m

Rowing: Third gold won in 300m

Getting debilitating motion sickness at the sight of a boat in water can be a major problem for passionate rowers - such as Enid Barron.

‘Fighting’ fish just the dish

‘Fighting’ fish just the dish

When the line on Jordan Pearson's rod took off in the Dunedin Harbour basin yesterday, he knew dinner was going to be spectacular.