John Lewis

Turntables let pupils give DJ mixing a whirl

Turntables let pupils give DJ mixing a whirl

Otago Girls' High School pupils got a bit mixed up yesterday. Instead of eating their sandwiches, they spent their lunch break seeing if they had the skills to become a DJ.

Sailor set to take on the world again

Sailor set to take on the world again

His rig failing and ribs cracked, a former Dunedin sailor limped back to the United States earlier this year after an aborted attempt to circumnavigate the globe solo non-stop. This month, Stanley Paris hopes to set sail again and make history, John Lewis reports.

Texting pedestrian hit by car in central Dunedin

Texting pedestrian hit by car in central Dunedin

A 20-year-old Dunedin man was enraged after being injured in a hit-and-run incident on George St yesterday, but on reflection acknowledged the incident might well have been his own fault.

Ute taken and left safe, close by

A vehicle theft in Teviot St, Dunedin, has police scratching their heads.

Otago pupils scoop awards

Otago pupils scoop awards

Dunedin secondary schools have scooped all the major categories at the 2014 New Zealand Historical Association Awards.

Dream job says it loud: follow your aspirations

Dream job says it loud: follow your aspirations

It's the ultimate career dream - turning your childhood passion into a paid living. John Lewis talks to Weta Workshop supervisor Rob Gillies about what it's like creating cool props and special effects for Hollywood movies.

IBM executives impressed by the potential of #gigatowndunedin

IBM executives impressed by the potential of #gigatowndunedin

High-flying computer executives at an IBM conference in Las Vegas this week have been left drop-jawed at Dunedin's potential to become a gigabit city.

One giant in the wake of another

One giant in the wake of another

In a fish tank upstairs at the Otago Museum yesterday, there was a reminder that sometimes it takes one giant to replace another.

Queue forms for dinner

Queue forms for dinner

Those hoping to attend the Otago Medical Research Foundation's 2015 annual dinner are out of luck.

Pay equity ruling sparks aged-care funding concern

Pay equity ruling sparks aged-care funding concern

New Zealand's aged-care industry could be crippled by yesterday's Court of Appeal decision which paves the way for genuine pay equity for women, a Mosgiel rest-home chief executive says.