John Lewis

Christmas spending up on 2010 in the South

Festive spirit is strong in the southern region in the build-up to Christmas Day, with electronic transactions in the Otago region increasing by 5.4%, and 6.3% in Southland during the first 20 days of December this year, compared with 2010.

Old bus back on road

Old bus back on road

Leyland Leopard 194 will cruise the streets of Dunedin once again this Christmas.

Hydrology officers to lose jobs

Hydrology officers to lose jobs

Half of the hydrology field officers at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) are to be "disestablished" in the Southern region and three people will lose their jobs as part of a nationwide review of atmospheric science and support staff roles.

Commissioner for Rotary Park School considered

The Ministry of Education is considering appointing a commissioner to govern Rotary Park School, in the wake of the decimation of the school's board of trustees.

Champ shares secret or two

Champ shares secret or two

Clarke Johnstone has the jump on most of the world's horse riders, now that he is the reigning Federation Equestre Internationale Eventing World Cup champion.

Year 9 class shows up students

Year 9 class shows up students

Winning a national German film-making competition when you are only 14 is good. But beating university film-making students can only be described as "wunderbar".

80 tickets in 7-hour city blitz

80 tickets in 7-hour city blitz

Dunedin police are disappointed after issuing 80 infringement notices in seven hours yesterday during a campaign to cut speed in the city's residential areas.

Family devastated by damage to gravesite

Family devastated by damage to gravesite

The family of a Green Island woman is distraught after her gravesite was damaged at the weekend, allegedly by a Dunedin City Council cemetery caretaker.

School's out!

School's out!

Another year is done and dusted and the holiday rush begins for Flag Swamp School pupils (from left) Nik Turner (9), Nickalous Paul (5), Freedom Thomas-Martin (8), school visitor Alice Smith (3), Melissa Laxon (10), Lucy Jackson (5), Kylie Weir (7), Sheree Thomas-Martin (7), Machela Paul (6), school visitor Chloe Greer (11), Daymon Smillie (11), Preschool Club member Baillie Laxon (4), Caitlin Edge (10), Gina Tutty (11), Kelly-Ann Weir (11, obscured) and Byron Greer (9). Waving goodbye are principal Murray Oats and his wife, Wendy.

E-coli in hostel water

An outbreak of E-coli in the water supply at the Deep Cove Outdoor Education Trust's school hostel has prompted the trust to employ sanitation experts and introduce boil-water notices.