John Lewis

Migrants boost primary school rolls

Migrants boost primary school rolls

The latest Ministry of Education March roll figures show Dunedin's primary and intermediate school rolls are the highest they have been in six years, despite the secondary rolls being the lowest in 15 years.

Belief secondary rolls must rise despite ministry fears

Despite Ministry of Education concerns about declining secondary school rolls in Dunedin, some school leaders believe the rolls have hit rock bottom and can only increase.

Schools baulk at roll issue

Schools baulk at roll issue

The Ministry of Education is being asked to step up and take responsibility for finding a solution to the city's declining secondary school rolls, rather than asking the schools' leaders to solve the problem.

Theatre now has brighter future

Theatre now has brighter future

Tom Ross has always had a smile that can light up a room.

Top country singers Cook, Burgess to do local show

Top country singers Cook, Burgess to do local show

There will be plenty of boots, cowboy hats and the odd ''yee-hah'' in Mosgiel this weekend when two of Australasia's top country singers perform at the Hotel Taieri.

$1.2m 'learning areas' for school

$1.2m 'learning areas' for school

Balmacewen Intermediate is about to undergo a $1.2 million development aimed at providing a little more breathing/learning space at the school.

Popular musical for Mosgiel

Popular musical for Mosgiel

It's an unavoidable quip: The hills around Mosgiel will be alive with the sound of music next month.

Pool helps McKenna keep up

Pool helps McKenna keep up

It seems McKenna Gray can't wait to get going. Much to her mum's dismay, she was born more than two months early.

Missing hunter 'would have crawled out' if he could

Missing hunter 'would have crawled out' if he could

Dunedin hunter Murray Edge has been missing since last Sunday. His anxious wife, Marilyn, speaks from the heart to John Lewis about the man she first met when they were children at primary school.

Mainstream work challenges aired

Mainstream work challenges aired

Josh Perry may be wheelchair-bound, but it is certainly not stopping him from standing on his own two feet, financially speaking.