John Lewis

Competing 'incredibly important'

Competing 'incredibly important'

This weekend nearly 30 years ago Holly Mathieson was a nervous wreck.

Snow comes to the great indoors

Snow comes to the great indoors

Great minds designed Forsyth Barr Stadium to keep out snow and other unpleasant weather.

Bowel test has promise

Bowel test has promise

University of Otago researchers have found new ways to detect changes occurring on the surface of the bowel, which may lead to better treatment for hundreds of children with Crohn's disease and colitis.

State girls' schools talk

New Zealand state girls' schools are looking more to community organisations to support their pupils' education, a national conference in Dunedin has shown.

Emerson's wins national awards

Emerson's wins national awards

Southern breweries are fizzing after again gaining several awards in the 2014 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

Teen, school at odds on hairstyle

Teen, school at odds on hairstyle Kurtis Bain describes his hairstyle as ''funky'' but Taieri College sees it as ''extreme''.

Speech skills may win trip

Speech skills may win trip

An Otago Girls' High School pupil has reached the national final of the Alliance Francaise Concours Oral with a chance of winning a trip to New Caledonia.

School staff seeing double

School staff seeing double

Green Island School principal Steve Hayward reckons there is something in the water in Green Island.

Children, families focus of city election forum

Three Dunedin politicians gave voters food for thought during an election forum at Council of Social Services Dunedin last night.

'Have really big dreams,' pupils told

'Have really big dreams,' pupils told

In a day fraught with political controversy, Prime Minister John Key appeared to be at relative ease during yesterday's 2014 Otago Daily Times Class Act awards, basking in the glow of Otago's top secondary school achievers.