John Lewis

Family of nine living in one room

Family of nine living in one room

With one of her seven children due to have brain surgery next week, the last thing Natasha Williams needs to worry about this week is finding somewhere to live.

Pupils off to earn a dollar or two

Pupils off to earn a dollar or two

Some parents may have done a double take yesterday morning when their children picked up their lunch boxes and headed for the door saying: ''see ya after work.''

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two local schools have appealed Ministry of Education decisions to increase their decile ratings.

Cohousing project 'coming together'

Cohousing project 'coming together'

The playground area at the former High Street School could become a hive of activity again, as early as next year.

Anger over IRD statement bungle

Anger over IRD statement bungle

Karen Leverno got the fright of her life this week when she received a statement from Inland Revenue saying she owed the Government $150,000.

Four Otago schools await decision

Four Otago schools await decision

Four Otago schools are waiting with bated breath for a Ministry of Education decision about whether their decile ratings have been recalculated.

Floods affect penguin planting

The management of yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula could be affected for the next six years, as a result of flooding across Dunedin this week.

Google help for schools

Google has given financial support to robotics education in New Zealand schools, which will help teachers keep one step ahead of their pupils.

Shakespeare festival top award triumph

Shakespeare festival top award triumph

Logan Park High School Shakespeare performers are heralding their success from the rooftops after winning the top award at the recent New Zealand Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.

Pupils' biotech venture spurred by waste aim

Pupils' biotech venture spurred by waste aim

Next time you come across a rotten apple, a loaf of mouldy bread or some stinky overdue yoghurt, try not to lob it into a rubbish bin.