John Lewis

Partnership to aid youth gains grant

A new partnership, established between 10 Dunedin secondary schools, Otago Polytechnic and a Dunedin professional development firm, aims to help Dunedin school-leavers bridge the gap between school and the next step in life.

Retirement rumours 'exaggerated'

Retirement rumours 'exaggerated'

Rumours she is about to retire have been ''grossly exaggerated'', Dame Kiri Te Kanawa says.

Pasifika plan starts

A new professional development programme aimed at improving Pasifika achievement in schools was launched in Dunedin yesterday.

Low sand levels prompt beach work

Low sand levels prompt beach work

Contractors will be undertaking urgent work on St Clair Beach this morning, as sand below the sea wall has again reached dangerously low levels.

ERO gives new school good report

An Education Review Office (ERO) report has revealed Bathgate Park School is thriving in the wake of the Ministry of Education's 2012 South Dunedin Schools Review.

Dunedin falls off end of Katy Perry's list

Dunedin falls off end of Katy Perry's list

It appears Katy Perry is longing for a white Christmas rather than a summer concert in the south of New Zealand.

Pair top in French competition

Pair top in French competition

The ability to weave storylines that pull on the heartstrings seems to be a secret weapon when it comes to winning international writing competitions.

Pupils' winning shot at contest

Pupils' winning shot at contest

No pupils were harmed in the making of Wakari School's national award-winning video, despite it involving shooting apples off children's heads with a bow and arrow.

Road safety, sensible solutions the plan

Road safety, sensible solutions the plan

The term ''safe as kids on skateboards and scooters'' may soon be used in the same vein as the term ''safe as houses''.

Big tick of approval for trades training

Big tick of approval for trades training

The supply of quality engineers, plumbers, automotive mechanics and carpenters in Otago looks assured after Taieri College's Trades Academy recently became a Competenz accredited school.