John Lewis

Police warn retailers of eftpos scam

Southern shop owners are being warned by police about a scam involving eftpos machines that has already left one business out of pocket.

Costs of staging contest excessive

Costs of staging contest excessive

Dunedin secondary schools are questioning the costs associated with competing in the Stage Challenge competition, with some contemplating boycotting the event in favour of running their own event for a fraction of the cost.

Education sector staff shortages alert

Education sector staff shortages alert

New Zealand's education and training services sector may soon face staff shortages, with potential employees finding the industry less attractive, research from the world's second-largest human resources service provider shows.

Terror ride: just grin and bear it

Terror ride: just grin and bear it

Riding with Ken Block is probably as close to death as one can get.

Bring back tartan kilt, Queen's pupils say

Bring back tartan kilt, Queen's pupils say

Queen's High School has canvassed the community on a new uniform for the school after junior pupils called for a change to their present dress code.

Migrants boost primary school rolls

Migrants boost primary school rolls

The latest Ministry of Education March roll figures show Dunedin's primary and intermediate school rolls are the highest they have been in six years, despite the secondary rolls being the lowest in 15 years.

Belief secondary rolls must rise despite ministry fears

Despite Ministry of Education concerns about declining secondary school rolls in Dunedin, some school leaders believe the rolls have hit rock bottom and can only increase.

Schools baulk at roll issue

Schools baulk at roll issue

The Ministry of Education is being asked to step up and take responsibility for finding a solution to the city's declining secondary school rolls, rather than asking the schools' leaders to solve the problem.

Theatre now has brighter future

Theatre now has brighter future

Tom Ross has always had a smile that can light up a room.

Top country singers Cook, Burgess to do local show

Top country singers Cook, Burgess to do local show

There will be plenty of boots, cowboy hats and the odd ''yee-hah'' in Mosgiel this weekend when two of Australasia's top country singers perform at the Hotel Taieri.