John Lewis

Off to capital to share forthright views

Off to capital to share forthright views

A Dunedin secondary school pupil has been given the day off school to advise senior government officials - and perhaps Prime Minister John Key - on ways to improve New Zealand's living standards.

Film complete with a crash

Film complete with a crash

A plane crash in the centre of Middlemarch had emergency services staff applauding yesterday.

Stem cells cure hope for diabetes

Stem cells cure hope for diabetes

A University of Otago research scientist says clinical trials of a cure for type 1 diabetes could begin in Dunedin within the next two years.

Exam no shows still too high: principals

Exam no shows still too high: principals

Pupils skipping NCEA examinations in Otago have dropped dramatically in the past three years, but principals say the numbers are still too high.

Very high fliers and death-defiers

Very high fliers and death-defiers

Dunedin chiropractors may notice a small influx of clientele during the next week, following a visit by the Nitro Circus to Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Young fan revved up for Nitro Circus

Young fan revved up for Nitro Circus

Most toddlers have trouble staying upright, let alone riding a trike - but not Joel George.

Principal at home in South

Principal at home in South

As Jackie Barron was commissioned as St Hilda's Collegiate School's new principal, she expressed delight there were connections with her old life and her new one.

Taieri College in growth mode

Taieri College in growth mode

Taieri College is bustling with life again after opening its doors last week, and plenty of time has been spent trying to work out how to fit more pupils into a school with fewer classrooms.

Busy days ahead at work and play

Busy days ahead at work and play

As many schools burst back into life this week, education reporter John Lewis and photographer Christine O'Connor went back to class. They sat at the back at Taieri Beach School, learning about a day in the life of sole-charge teacher Liz Bishop.

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Moments before Dunedin skateboarder Salvador Martin-Bulfin ploughed into the pavement, he was weighing up his options.