John Lewis

Budding scientist earns trip to Finland

Budding scientist earns trip to Finland

Although Bokyong Mun is not confident she will come up with an alternative to satisfy the world's dependence on fossil fuels, she says it will be fun trying.

Residents take the high road

Residents take the high road

When Blair Dale discovered a large percentage of the Middlemarch population had never been to the top of the Rock and Pillar Range, he decided to do something about it.

Paris scholarship will 'open doors'

Paris scholarship will 'open doors'

Rebecca Grant has been awarded a $25,000 scholarship to study in Paris later this year, and while she is keen to jump on the next available plane, she has something else to take care of first.

Funding call from playcentres

Funding call from playcentres

The loss of three Otago playcentres in the past two years has prompted the Otago Playcentre Association to call for a Government funding review.

Building admin block sets school a challeng

Building admin block sets school a challeng

Taieri College administration staff are preparing for what will be a more communal work environment when they move into their temporary office space later this year.

School vandalism $11.2m budget top-up shocks

School vandalism $11.2m budget top-up shocks

Damage to New Zealand schools from vandalism and graffiti has forced the Ministry of Education to top up school budgets by $11.2 million over the past five years.

Internationals back in picture

Fears about plummeting international fee-paying (IFP) pupil numbers in Otago secondary schools are abating as the latest Ministry of Education figures show the numbers are stabilising, and even making a marginal recovery.

Principals want leadership plan rethink

As more detail emerges about the Government's plan for a $359 million enhancement of the school leadership system, concerns have grown among New Zealand principals.

Service medal for a one-of-a-kind personal assistant

Service medal for a one-of-a-kind personal assistant

Anne Routledge is the first non-sworn police staff member to be awarded the New Zealand Police Meritorious Service Medal, but she is not broadcasting the achievement from the rooftops.

Sailor to make new solo circumnavigation attempt

Stanley Paris has announced he will make another attempt at sailing solo around the globe, starting in November.