John Lewis

Global interest in plastics recycling machine

Global interest in plastics recycling machine

A recycling machine which turns plastic into bricks has generated interest from prospective national and international buyers, and its Dunedin inventor believes it could be the building block of a multimillion-dollar earner for Dunedin.

Children risk death with choking game

Children risk death with choking game

The growing prevalence of the choking game in New Zealand schools has prompted the Ministry of Education to circulate a warning to parents and caregivers to be vigilant about the safety of their children during the summer holidays.

Kindy rebuilding work put on hold

The Dunedin Kindergarten Association is putting building projects on hold, as government funding to the organisation is expected to drop by $1.2 million next year.

Real bikes have curves, Dunedin designer says

Real bikes have curves, Dunedin designer says

She's called Metallic-ah, and she's got more curves than a copper hot-water cylinder.

New budget airline boost for South

The launch of a low-cost airline linking Christchurch with Malaysia is expected to bring an extra 30,000 visitors to Otago next year, generating a multimillion-dollar boost to the local economy.

Released at last from testing time

Released at last from testing time

"I'm going to eat some cake, and then I'm going to the library."

Hoping for success second time around

Hoping for success second time around

Mathematical probability suggests if you do not at first succeed, your chances of success are greater the second time.

Young writer's work lauded

Young writer's work lauded

English may be Yin Lin's second language, but it hasn't stopped the Columba College pupil from achieving success in her fourth national writing competition this year.

Lonely seal tries life in fast lane

Lonely seal tries life in fast lane

While many people were enjoying a day in the sun at the beach yesterday, a New Zealand fur seal decided to head to a rather unlikely spot - the middle of Dunedin's Portsmouth Dr.

Employer rewarded for holding the fort

Employer rewarded for holding the fort

"It's not easy, but we just find a way to deal with life without him."