John Lewis

On a high after trip to Everest

On a high after trip to Everest

The view from near the top of the world is humbling - not because of the vista but for the way of life of the people who live there.

Sarah's good fortune

Sarah's good fortune

"I picked up Chinese by accident," Columba College pupil Sarah Agyeman says.

Warrington mapped by pupils

Warrington mapped by pupils

It is a map that should look vaguely familiar to the people of Warrington.

Political, business leaders push to promote Hillside workshops

Political, business leaders push to promote Hillside workshops

KiwiRail's Hillside workshops may have won a $40 million contract to deliver carriages to Tranz Scenic, but it has not stopped Government, Dunedin City Council and Dunedin business representatives from moving ahead with plans to win at least some construction work on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains.

Dunedin recital for diva

Dunedin recital for diva

Less than a week after being honoured at Britain's classical music awards, New Zealand opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has confirmed she will give a recital in Dunedin in October as part of the Otago Festival of the Arts.

Parents seek funds for sign teacher

Parents seek funds for sign teacher

The Otago Parents of Deaf Children Association is calling on the Ministry of Education for help as funding for a deaf resource person in the region looks set to dry up next month.

Wonky Donkey woos Dunedin audience (+ video)

Wonky Donkey woos Dunedin audience (+ video)

He only has three legs and one eye, he likes to listen to country music, he's quite tall and slim, he smells really bad, he gets up early in the morning and hasn't had any coffee, he's always getting up to mischief but he's quite good looking.

Warning of possible teacher shortages

A University of Otago College of Education director is warning the end of New Zealand's economic recession may set off a chain reaction of retirements among senior secondary school staff, causing a nationwide shortage of teachers.

More to cheerleading than pompoms

More to cheerleading than pompoms

Come on everybody, get up out of your seat - Dunedin's newest cheerleading squad will be a treat that can't be beat.

Students in behind animal rights

Students in behind animal rights

Animal rights will be given a major boost in Otago with the establishment of a Student Animal Legal Defence Fund chapter at the University of Otago.