John Lewis

Cheek to cheek in Thieves Alley

Cheek to cheek in Thieves Alley

It was like a rolling rugby maul, except people were saying "sorry", "oops", and "I beg your pardon" when they bumped into each other.

High emotions at schools' first reunion

High emotions at schools' first reunion

Much water has flowed under bridges since the schools at Henley, Otokia and Taieri Ferry were closed.

Tolley meeting on future of schools

Tolley meeting on future of schools

Education Minister Anne Tolley will meet schools in South Dunedin later this month to give feedback on the initial consultation round of a process which aims to decide a future for schools with empty classrooms in the area.

Schools rally against National Standards

Schools rally against National Standards

Thirty-one primary and intermediate school boards of trustees in Otago and Southland have joined a group of nearly 300 boards nationwide which are "overwhelmingly committed" to defying compliance with the Ministry of Education's National Standards.

Ultimate freedom takes pair a long way

Ultimate freedom takes pair a long way

Steve Theodore is a round-the-world sailor who has to enlist his wife's help every morning to tie his shoelaces.

'Sexting' dismissed

While some secondary schools in other parts of New Zealand are banning cellphones in changing rooms to try to stop the spread of sexual images via text message, the practice is not believed to be an issue in Otago schools.

Conman fleeing FBI stole Dunedin man's identity

Conman fleeing FBI stole Dunedin man's identity

"Would the real Mike Royston please stand up, please stand up, please stand up .. ?"

Top pupils lured by scholarships

Top pupils lured by scholarships

Two former Columba College pupils have won prestigious high-paying scholarships which have lured them to study at Australia National University in Canberra this year.

Work on historic roof sparks consent warning

Work on historic roof sparks consent warning

"Ignorance is no defence", and those who carry out work on historic buildings without the appropriate resource consents could be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars or imprisoned, the Dunedin City Council has warned.

Students paddle to polytech

Students paddle to polytech

Most students walk to lectures or arrive on skateboards, bikes or in cars.