John Lewis

'Brutal' attack in Octagon

'Brutal' attack in Octagon

Police have charged four people with assault after a "brutal" attack in Dunedin yesterday, during which one teenager was bashed with a skateboard and another with a hammer.

Heated meeting on ETS

There was possibly enough heated discussion about the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in Mosgiel last night to have contributed to global climate change.

Schools counsel better grades

Schools counsel better grades

Otago secondary schools are advising pupils to improve their NCEA grades if they want guaranteed entry to university courses next year.

Scepticism over school initiative

Scepticism over school initiative

While public-private partnerships (PPP) for building and maintaining new school property in New Zealand sound "seductive" to Otago school principals, they are sceptical and say they will keep a close eye on the Government initiative.

Principals take their boycott back to school

School resumed yesterday, and Otago primary and intermediate principals returned to their schools with a renewed focus on how to tackle the Ministry of Education's National Standards.

'Critic' makes apology

A long-awaited apology from Dunedin student magazine Critic over an article about homeless people in Dunedin has finally made it into print.

Did you say 'Free Shop'?

Did you say 'Free Shop'?

No money? No worries.

It seems there is such a thing as a "free lunch" in Dunedin after all.

Principal opens new chapter

Principal opens new chapter

"At the moment, I'm experiencing equal amounts of terror and excitement," Waitati School's new principal, Heidi Hayward, says.

Panellists give views on lignite mining

Panellists give views on lignite mining

Many of those asking questions at an Otago Energy Research Centre forum on lignite mining in the southern region may have left feeling none the wiser last night.

Boaties warned to stay clear of whales

Department of Conservation staff have cautioned boat users to steer clear of whales after a boat ventured dangerously close to a southern right whale off the Dunedin coast on Wednesday.