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Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

For Sam van Betew, it was just an exercise designed to keep his composing hand in over the summer holidays.

Socking it to judges pays off

Socking it to judges pays off

Chris Foot is solid enough in his masculinity to readily admit he was like a wide-eyed child in a toy store during a recent visit to the Volvo truck manufacturing plant in Sweden.

Minister's first visit only 'meet and greet'

Minister's first visit only 'meet and greet'

Jonathan Coleman will make his first visit as Health Minister to Dunedin tomorrow.

High tech studio aimed at youth

High tech studio aimed at youth

Motherboard, check. CPU, check. Ram, power supply, graphics card and solid state drive, check.

Levi takes key role at charter school

Levi takes key role at charter school

Former Otago Highlander Filipo Levi has been appointed to a pivotal role in one of New Zealand's first Christian charter schools.

The Brad Pitt of parrots

The Brad Pitt of parrots

Being an escort has its perks.

Hope to recover scrub fire expenses

Hope to recover scrub fire expenses

The Otago Rural Fire Authority is seeking to recover all costs associated with fighting the major blaze near Waldronville at the weekend.

Challenging times ahead

''Challenging times'' lie ahead as Hekia Parata once again takes the leads at the Ministry of Education, Otago principals say.

Firefighters stop blaze entering forestry block

Firefighters stop blaze entering forestry block

Firefighters managed to extinguish a blaze near Palmerston which threatened hundreds of hectares of forestry at the weekend, despite mother nature not providing a helping hand.

Celebration of a suburb

Celebration of a suburb

Treasure hunts traditionally involve gems and gold, but the Caversham Community Treasure Hunt ended in the discovery of riches of a very different kind.