John Lewis

New York academy beckons singer

New York academy beckons singer

As the lights of Dusty dim, the bright lights of the Big Apple will beckon Greer Morris-Clarke.

Seven Corstorphine pupils back for term 2

Seven pupils are expected to return to Dunedin's Corstorphine School next week for the start of the second term, despite a mass exodus last term.

Schools could close

An inter-party working group proposal to partially abolish school zoning has been described as a "thinly veiled and back-handed method" of closing under-performing primary schools.

Higher licence age questioned

Higher licence age questioned

Cabinet's approval of raising the driving age has met a truckload of criticism, not only from young people, but also from driving instructors.

Printed photos on the way back

Printed photos on the way back

For the past decade, photo processing has been going the way of the corner dairy.

School zoning may be partly abolished

School zoning may be partly abolished

A Ministry of Education proposal to partly abolish school zoning, and allow our highest- and lowest-achieving pupils to access schools with quality education, may be implemented as early as February next year.

Schools work on Stage Challenge

Eight Otago schools are preparing to produce a massive night of youth creativity and expression at the Regent Theatre as part of the ASB 2010 Stage Challenge next month.

Aust teachers' move prompts warning

Distribution caused by teachers boycotting national standards testing in Australia may provide a signal to New Zealand teachers and parents as to how the situation may develop here, a University of Otago education lecturer has warned.

Do obese people really cause global warming?

Do obese people really cause global warming?

"Every age and society, it seems, creates its own folk devils - monsters so grotesque or whose behaviour is so repugnant that they are seen to deserve our condemnation."

Globe calls off next production

Production problems at the Globe Theatre in Dunedin have forced the company to postpone its next show, just a week before opening night.