John Lewis

Round-world record attempt on track

Round-world record attempt on track

After crossing the equator into the South Atlantic Ocean, Stanley Paris has edged ahead of the world record-holder in his bid to become the fastest man to sail around the world.

'Early Christmas' gift for children's ward

'Early Christmas' gift for children's ward

Christmas has come early this year for staff at Dunedin Hospital's children's ward, after the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal yesterday gave $115,495 for new specialised equipment.

Principal Prestigious Scholarship winner

Principal Prestigious Scholarship winner

When Jenny Clarke finishes school for the year, her thoughts will be turning to Finland.

Blessing held for replaced plaque

Blessing held for replaced plaque

There are still many reminders of the late Charlie Boyes around Dunedin, but few may recognise them.

'Santa' retiring from his day job

'Santa' retiring from his day job

For years, rumours have circulated around Kaikorai Valley College that Santa Claus has been working there as a teacher in the ''off-season''.

Local schools put on their thinking caps

The ''big think'' has begun on the Taieri after the Ministry of Education cut funding to more than half the schools in the area by increasing their decile ratings.

Long service to choir to be noted at concert

Long service to choir to be noted at concert

For a total of 55 years, Ian Bartlett has been a mainstay in the Royal Dunedin Male Choir, and it is clear the 87-year-old is not about to slow down or retire any time soon.

Achieving above his weight

Achieving above his weight

It's an unusual sight. As a large group of Kavanagh College 16-year-olds leave their NCEA level 1 maths class, a small but cheery figure wanders among them.

Schools face funding cuts as ratings rise

Schools face funding cuts as ratings rise

The Ministry of Education has slashed funding to more than half of the schools on the Taieri by increasing their decile ratings in the latest decile review.

Garden theft believed to be by drug seekers

Garden theft believed to be by drug seekers

Dunedin Botanic Garden staff are on high alert following a break-in by someone they believe was looking for hallucinogenic drug-producing cacti.