John Lewis

School receives $217,000 in grants

School receives $217,000 in grants

Science, technology and sporting education at Kaikorai Valley College has received an extraordinary funding boost of $217,000 from the Government's Teacher-led Innovation Fund.

Number plate thefts prompt screw move

A series of number plate thefts in Dunedin has prompted police to investigate and source anti-theft screws.

Following Sir Ed's footprints with aid

Following Sir Ed's footprints with aid

Sir Edmund Hillary once said you don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - ''you can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals''.

'Price on nature' needed

'Price on nature' needed

A former Department of Conservation scientist has told a Dunedin symposium one of the greatest hurdles facing New Zealand's environment is the lack of ''a price on nature'', and has called for the Government to introduce an environmental consumption tax.

Help makes life easier

Help makes life easier

Lewis Vaughan (left) and friend Jacob Reeve (both 15) load a sodden and damaged piece of furniture on to a trailer.

Help offers pour in for family

Help offers pour in for family

Natasha Williams feels like a huge burden has been lifted from her shoulders - much of it carried by Good Samaritans from as far away as Auckland.

Special Kiwi holiday souvenir

Special Kiwi holiday souvenir

An Australian couple on holiday in New Zealand will be taking home a Kiwi souvenir unlike any other.

Family of nine living in one room

Family of nine living in one room

With one of her seven children due to have brain surgery next week, the last thing Natasha Williams needs to worry about this week is finding somewhere to live.

Pupils off to earn a dollar or two

Pupils off to earn a dollar or two

Some parents may have done a double take yesterday morning when their children picked up their lunch boxes and headed for the door saying: ''see ya after work.''

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two local schools have appealed Ministry of Education decisions to increase their decile ratings.