John Lewis

Damage to parks angers residents

Damage to parks angers residents

"Idiots hooning" around snow-covered parks and reserves in cars are creating eye-sores and unnecessary expenses, which is angering Dunedin residents and the Dunedin City Council.

Employers criticised for docking pay

Some Otago business managers have come under fire from unions for threatening to withhold pay from employees who fail to turn up at work in severe weather.

Slow day for sales as polar blast hits

Like the temperatures yesterday, the revenue generated by Dunedin businesses did not climb much above zero - leaving the city's services, manufacturing and retail sectors with an estimated $8 million loss.

Schools face cuts for noncompliance

Schools face cuts for noncompliance

As many as 10 Otago schools could face funding cuts from the Ministry of Education for refusing to comply with national standards requirements.

Prize-winning writing still just 'a hobby'

Prize-winning writing still just 'a hobby'

For young writer Chiao Lin, The Wrong One has proved to be the best in one of New Zealand's most prestigious literary awards.

Little time for mergers

Little time for mergers

Two new boards of trustees have been appointed to govern the mergers of five South Dunedin schools.

Spotlight on 34 city Doc jobs

Spotlight on 34 city Doc jobs

Up to 34 jobs could be affected at the Otago conservancy office in Dunedin if the Department of Conservation adopts a cost-cutting proposal, sources say.

New page in life for 'Fallen' author

New page in life for 'Fallen' author

Having fans mob you, ask you to sign shoes or body parts, and show you their tattoos, is not a life author Lauren Kate expected when she started out as a novelist.

Hand-some support for Kelsey fundraiser

Hand-some support for Kelsey fundraiser

Many hands make light work when it comes to fundraising - especially those of celebrities.

Radio One safe; savings still sought

Radio One safe; savings still sought

The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) has decided Radio One will not be sold. But it says other assets may have to be pruned to keep the association solvent.