John Lewis

BBC doco a big boost for Dunedin

BBC doco a big boost for Dunedin

Popular BBC television documentary Coast is being filmed in Dunedin and is tipped to give the region tourism publicity ''you couldn't afford to pay for''.

Konnichiwa! Tanaka pleased to meet pupils

Konnichiwa! Tanaka pleased to meet pupils

When 40 Japanese school exchange pupils from Ichikawa High School met one of their sporting heroes, Japan and Highlanders rugby halfback Fumiaki Tanaka, naturally there was not a word of English spoken.

Curtain falls on jazz maestro's school role

Curtain falls on jazz maestro's school role

It is unusual for a school to take on the atmosphere of a jazz club, but when Calder Prescott is involved, anything can happen.

Close eye on school case

Otago secondary school principals are watching the situation at St Bede's College closely, saying the court intervention could have dramatic repercussions on the ability of schools to discipline pupils.

It's all go at Columba's centenary do

It's all go at Columba's centenary do

Rather than being immersed in homework after school, about a dozen Columba College pupils were up to their necks in pens, paper, brochures and other items yesterday.

Years of beautification wiped out by KiwiRail

Years of beautification wiped out by KiwiRail

Several years spent planning and planting hundreds of shrubs to beautify the Gladstone Rd railway corridor in Mosgiel have been stripped away in a matter of hours by a KiwiRail ditch digger.

Taieri Gorge railcar breaks down

Taieri Gorge Railway has been forced to take the unusual step of towing the company's Dunedin Silver Fern railcar with a locomotive after the luxury railway vehicle broke down last week.

First bet a winner for PNG visitor

First bet a winner for PNG visitor

Terf Aisi appeared to be the odd one out at the Otago Anniversary Day races at Wingatui yesterday.

Sailing along for 2015

Sailing along for 2015

Scouts and girl guides from around Otago had their first rehearsal for this year's Gang Show, at Waiora Scout Camp, at the weekend.

Being world famous – in Caversham

Being world famous – in Caversham

The battle for world records raged in Caversham yesterday.