John Lewis

Assessments causing stress

The Education Review Office's latest national reports have expressed concerns schools may be over-assessing their pupils and putting their welfare at risk.

Tourist charged following fatal crash

Tourist charged following fatal crash

A 32-year-old Chinese tourist will appear in the Dunedin District Court today after a 5-year-old Oamaru girl died as a result of a car crash near Moeraki.

Tramper may have left area

Tramper may have left area

Police search and rescue staff are considering the possibility a German tourist, believed to be missing in remote bush in the Manapouri area, has walked out on her own accord and continued her tour of New Zealand.

Pupils' hard work pays off

Pupils' hard work  pays off

Wakatipu High School is moving into a new class with the academic heavyweights of Otago secondary schools after posting several excellent results in the past 12 months.

Police say rugby fans well behaved

Crowds were generally well behaved for the first Super Rugby match of the season at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin police say.

Three males sought after stabbing in Tainui

Three males sought after stabbing in Tainui

Dunedin police are searching for three ''European'' males after a 32 year old Dunedin man was stabbed outside his home yesterday morning.

'Let's get married' . . . and they finally did

'Let's get married' . . . and they finally did

It has been something of a family joke over the years.

School brings back house system after 40 years

School brings back house system after 40 years

It seems Harry Potter is the inspiration behind Kaikorai Valley College's initiative to resurrect the school's house system, for the first time in more than 40 years.

SDHB 'dropped ball' at meeting

SDHB 'dropped ball' at meeting

Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran said the Southern District Health Board ''dropped the ball'' during a health select committee meeting in Wellington yesterday.

Hairdresser up with NZ's best

Hairdresser up with NZ's best

What would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?The question is framed on Jaimee Smith's office wall, and has provided inspiration every day for the past 20 years.