John Lewis

Wooing of the key men begins

Wooing of the key men begins

In past lives, they were a labourer, an administrative officer, an intelligence analyst, a farmer and a barrister. Today, they are the five most powerful people in Australian politics and are being wooed by that country's Labor Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

Experts criticise likely liquor reforms

Experts criticise likely liquor reforms

Government plans for alcohol reform, to be released today, are likely to be weak and "like treating cancer with a couple of aspirin", medical experts say.

Driver taken handcuffed from crash

Driver taken handcuffed from crash

A 33-year-old woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital in handcuffs last night as emergency services worked to cut free her 14-year-old daughter from their mangled car following a spectacular high-speed crash.

Five seconds enough to ruin an appetite

Five seconds enough to ruin an appetite

Here's some food for thought - if you drop your sandwich on the floor, is it still safe to pick up and eat after five seconds?

Women to fore in Rotary

Women to fore in Rotary

The tide is turning in Rotary clubs across the country, New Zealand's first female district governor says.

Act of vandalism mystifies staff

Act of vandalism mystifies staff

Staff at the Regent Theatre, in Dunedin, have been left baffled after someone broke into the building and went on a trail of minor but senseless vandalism.

Report claims good standards progress

An Education Review Office (ERO) report has found about 80% of a sample of New Zealand primary and intermediate schools are making good progress implementing National Standards.

Dunedin, Central Otago writers win children's book awards

Dunedin, Central Otago writers win children's book awards

Two Otago writers won prestigious awards at the 2010 Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children's Book Awards in Wellington last night.

Work on new floor progresses

Work on new floor progresses

The Octagon skyline is undergoing a subtle change as construction begins on an extension to Dunedin's Regent Theatre stage house.

Public-private-partner school model queried

Public-private-partner school model queried

The Government's proposed public-private partnerships in schools will "merely entrench inequality and disadvantage" schools, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago College of Education says.