John Lewis

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.

Urged not to use sky lanterns

Otago residents are being asked not to use sky lanterns for private or public Chinese New Year celebrations this week, amid fears they may cause fires in the region's dry conditions.

Ready for the effect of Gallipoli

Ready for the effect of Gallipoli

Jacobi Kohu-Morris is hoping his emotions do not get the better of him this Anzac Day when he visits Gallipoli - but just in case they do, he will have a large stash of hankerchiefs with him.

Positive message on investments

Positive message on investments

Traditionally, when members of Oil Free Otago gather in Dunedin's Octagon, it is a noisy affair with messages of protest.

Go By Bike Day starts with breakfast

Go By Bike Day starts with breakfast

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but yesterday there was a free breakfast for anyone in the Octagon who turned up on a bicycle.

A bumper crop for Valentine's Day

A bumper crop for Valentine's Day

The roses are red, and John van Delft is far from blue.

Tales abound at family reunion

Tales abound at family reunion

Stories of making home-made ice skates, teaching dogs to fetch smoko and probably some yarns better left unrepeated were the threads which pulled more than 180 members of the Tisdall family back together at the weekend.

Graffiti info reward still for taking

Graffiti info reward still for taking

A reward for information on the tagger who defaced a central Dunedin car park is still unclaimed.

Off to capital to share forthright views

Off to capital to share forthright views

A Dunedin secondary school pupil has been given the day off school to advise senior government officials - and perhaps Prime Minister John Key - on ways to improve New Zealand's living standards.

Film complete with a crash

Film complete with a crash

A plane crash in the centre of Middlemarch had emergency services staff applauding yesterday.