John Lewis

Youth might 'lose will to work'

Youth might 'lose will to work'

Despite initiatives aimed at placing young people in employment, youths still account for more than a third of those receiving the unemployment benefit in the southern region, Ministry of Social Development figures show.

Kayaker flooded with support

 Kayaker flooded with support

Tauranga kayaker Tim Taylor has been flooded with support from Otago residents in the wake of a theft which has left him without important navigation equipment and some underwear.

'Obvious hazard' outside St John base

'Obvious hazard' outside St John base

A simple footpath upgrade outside the St John ambulance facility in Balclutha has led to concerns about its safety from staff.

Thieves steal equipment while kayaker sleeps

Thieves steal equipment while kayaker sleeps

He's not exactly up the creek without a paddle, but a Tauranga kayaker is close to it after thieves stole equipment important to his solo voyage around New Zealand.

Non-union staff for holiday programme

Non-union staff for holiday programme

Government funding cuts have prompted the Dunedin Kindergarten Association to open during the school holidays.

Sea lion pup's death 'natural'

The sea lion pup left by its mother on Waldronville beach last week has died.

More Maori at science school

More Maori at science school

The University of Otago Hands-on Science School for secondary pupils has attracted the largest number of Maori pupils in the school's 22-year history.

Parapet failure spurs safety policy concern

Parapet failure spurs safety policy concern

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says public safety is paramount and it is "not unlikely" the Dunedin City Council will look at a change of policy to make sure the city's historic buildings are structurally sound.

Intervention at Otago's schools rises

Intervention at Otago's schools rises

The number of schools in Otago requiring Ministry of Education intervention has more than doubled in the past year.

Little blue penguin attracted to appealing menu at wharf

Little blue penguin attracted to appealing menu at wharf

A little blue penguin, which has made its home near a pontoon in Dunedin's Steamer Basin, seems to be making its own rules to adapt to its urban environment.