John Lewis

Gardening tips for tots dirt simple

Gardening tips for tots dirt simple

There was dirt in places that there probably should not have been at Helen Deem Kindergarten yesterday.

Figures didn't hold water but story still convinced

Figures didn't hold water but story still convinced

If you got sucked into yesterday's Otago Daily Times April Fools' Day prank about water meters being covertly installed in Dunedin, don't feel like a drip - you weren't the only one who fell for it tap, plug and sink.

Vintage rug returning to motherland

Vintage rug returning to motherland

A 160-year-old woollen bed rug brought from the Shetland Islands to New Zealand in the 1870s is to make the long trip home again later this year.

Costumes resurrected

Costumes resurrected

Putting together wearable arts costumes for a display at Mosgiel Library has been a challenge for Taieri College pupils.

Exchange enlivened by new business

Exchange enlivened by new business

The opening of Silver Fern Farms' headquarters in Dunedin's former chief post office building is boosting custom by up to 25% in the area, some business owners say.

Shark talk to inspire marine biologists

Shark talk to inspire marine biologists

Ryan Johnson grew up in New Zealand dreaming of becoming ''one of those marine biologists you read about in novels''.

School wins sport award

An initiative to increase sports participation rates among primary and secondary school pupils has won Kaikorai Valley College a national award.

Loves-Me-Not to go national

Loves-Me-Not to go national

An educational healthy-relationship programme inspired by the death of Dunedin woman Sophie Elliott is to be offered to all New Zealand schools in the coming weeks.

Historic tour of duty no comedy

Historic tour of duty no comedy

It has been nearly 25 years since Sir Tony Robinson played Baldrick in the cult British comedy series Blackadder, but there is still a bit of the character left in the 67-year-old.

Tears as principal announces surprise resignation

Tears as principal announces surprise resignation

There were tears at Dunedin's St Hilda's Collegiate School yesterday as principal Melissa Bell unexpectedly announced she would resign at the end of this year.