John Lewis

Dunedin pupils on exchange visit to Japan

Dunedin pupils on exchange visit to Japan

Comparing exchange rates and learning to say "this food looks good" in Japanese, are not the typical activities of primary school pupils.

Mirikachinist off to Auckland to do battle

Mirikachinist off to Auckland to do battle

By day, Jeremy Mackay installs fire alarms and sprinkler systems in Dunedin buildings.

Crime pays for world-famous organist

Crime pays for world-famous organist

Who says crime does not pay?

Strikes may hit exam candidates

Strikes may hit exam candidates

National certificate of educational achievement (NCEA) exams begin in less than two months, and Otago secondary school teachers are concerned about the effect of planned strike action on their pupils' preparations for the exams.

Fast vehicles spooking the horses

Fast vehicles spooking the horses

Whenever Jess McMillan rides Johnny on the roads around Mosgiel, her mother is never far behind in the car, following with hazard lights blinking.

CELA launch next week

The University of Otago's new Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration (CELA) will be officially launched next week with symposiums in Dunedin and Invercargill.

Message delivered by megaphone

Message delivered by megaphone

"When you kick teachers, you kick the kids." The slogan, being shaken on a placard, made the Post Primary Teachers' Association's message loud and clear during strike action in Dunedin yesterday.

Lone pupil has 'best day'

Lone pupil has 'best day'

Building stools, taking extended lunch breaks, and teachers shouting you lunch instead of shouting at you - yesterday was like a school day in the twilight zone for Kaikorai Valley College pupil Nathaniel McMonagle (13).

Jetpack inventor to takeoff in Dunedin

Jetpack inventor to takeoff in Dunedin

For $US100,000, you too could own a Martin Jetpack to fly yourself to work.

Teachers' strike march

Secondary teachers from around Otago will march on the streets of Dunedin today as pay negotiators for the Post Primary Teachers' Association and the Ministry of Education fail to find a way forward.