John Lewis

Academic hurdle best feeling yet

Academic hurdle best feeling yet

It should be no surprise that Christina Ashton, one of the country's top 100m hurdlers, was jumping for joy yesterday after clearing one of her biggest hurdles to date: NCEA level 3.

Pedal car on roof a bit ostentatious

Pedal car on roof a bit ostentatious

Kevin Heyward always thought of himself as a popular guy. But since he bought and restored a rare 1957 Austin A35 pick-up, and put an Austin J40 pedal car on the roof rack, he has almost become a celebrity in his own right.

Veterans on road to Brighton

A haze will rise above Dunedin tomorrow when engines, some more than 100 years old, fire up again for the oldest veteran car rally in the southern hemisphere - the Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run.

iD judge, designer a fave of duchess

iD judge, designer a fave of duchess

One of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge's go-to designers will appear at this year's iD Fashion Week in March.

Car sparks cause Kawarau Gorge fire

Car sparks cause Kawarau Gorge fire

Sparks from a car that lost one of its wheels as it travelled through the Kawarau Gorge near Cromwell are being blamed for starting a large grass fire in the area last night.

This super model purrs

This super model purrs

For those wanting to ride in a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale, this might be as close as you will ever get. John Lewis gloats about his experience in one of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world.

A day she can’t remember; a date she’ll never forget

A day she can’t remember; a date she’ll never forget

It has been just over four years since Shania Hutton crossed Riselaw Rd, on her way to buy lollies at the local dairy.

Secondary school enrolment higher

The number of junior pupils enrolling at Kaikorai Valley College is on the rise, giving staff reason to believe the school has turned an important corner.

Fewer Otago children being home-schooled

Fewer Otago children being home-schooled

A 25% decline in the number of children being home-schooled in Otago during the past decade may be due to the quality of education in the region's state schools, a home-school support organisation says.

Magician has lots up his sleeve

Magician has lots up his sleeve

Winning a Kiwibank Local Hero Award is no laughing matter for Dunedin businessman and comedy magician Jonathan Usher.