John Lewis

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.

Rental car contract torn up after driving complaint

Rental car contract torn up after driving complaint

A Chinese tourist had her rental car contract torn up and rewritten by a rental company after she was pulled over by police for alleged dangerous driving near Queenstown yesterday.

DMD ride impetus a family thing

DMD ride impetus a family thing

Watching his 8-year-old cousin dying from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been hard, Luke O'Malley says.

Principal's commute just got much longer

Principal's commute just got much longer

Vicki McIntyre is used to long commutes to work each day.

'I knew it was something significant'

'I knew it was something significant'

If it were not for changing tidal flows, the fishing waka unearthed from Papanui Inlet on Otago Peninsula at the weekend might never have been discovered, Department of Conservation historic technical adviser Shar Briden said.

Long commute just got longer

Long commute just got longer

It's amazing what one will do for love.

Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

For Sam van Betew, it was just an exercise designed to keep his composing hand in over the summer holidays.

Socking it to judges pays off

Socking it to judges pays off

Chris Foot is solid enough in his masculinity to readily admit he was like a wide-eyed child in a toy store during a recent visit to the Volvo truck manufacturing plant in Sweden.