John Lewis

Decision due on proposed school move

Parents, staff and pupils at Te Kura Kaupapa o Otepoti will learn the fate of their school next week when the Ministry of Education announces its decision on whether the kura can relocate to the former High Street School premises in Dunedin.

Hillside rake first since 1941

Hillside rake first since 1941

The first rake of railway carriages to be designed and built in New Zealand since 1941 rolled out of Hillside workshops in Dunedin yesterday, bound for Christchurch.

Slip still closing Mt Cargill Rd

Three days after heavy rain hit coastal Otago, Mt Cargill Rd remains closed because of a major landslip.

Few respond to euthanasia meeting

Dunedin voluntary euthanasia groups are in need of resuscitation after only three people turned up to a recent meeting, a Dunedin woman says.

Alert after cars stolen, torched

Alert after cars stolen, torched

Dunedin police have issued a warning after a surge in the number of cars being stolen and burnt in recent weeks.

No decision yet on school

No decision yet on school

Education Minister Anne Tolley stressed no final decision has been made on the fate of Paerau School, despite her having sent a letter to the school's board of trustees recommending it be closed.

Arresting alarm

As Dunedin police arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with shoplifting at the Gardens New World in North Dunedin yesterday, alarm bells began to ring.

Support for PPTA video

The Otago and Southland Secondary Principals' Association is backing the release of an animated video clip which calls for an end to the "Political Ping-Pong" in education.

Spirit of protest not dampened by rain

Spirit of protest not dampened by rain

Anti-capitalism protesters are yet to decide how long they intend to stay in the Octagon, but the Dunedin City Council is going out of its way not to put pressure on the group to respond to its request for a timeline.

Oamaru mother's lotto surprise

Oamaru mother's lotto surprise

When an Oamaru mother visited her local supermarket to do some grocery shopping with her children, little did she know the sign on the front window saying Lotto's "Big Winner Sold Here" was referring to her.