John Lewis

Builders chosen for Antarctic stint

Builders chosen for Antarctic stint

Dunedin may be baking in one of the best summers in years, but two Dunedin builders are leaving that behind for the chillier climes of the Antarctic tomorrow.

Crohn's camp chance for boys to share experiences

Crohn's camp chance for boys to share experiences

For many young people, Crohn's disease is painful, debilitating and difficult to talk about with friends - and worst of all, it can leave sufferers with little to look forward to each day.

Artwork may be saved

Artwork may be saved

Rather than remove freestyle artwork painted without permission on a wall in the Water of Leith late last year, the Otago Regional and Dunedin City Councils are working together to find a way to protect it.

Truckload of collectables in store

Truckload of collectables in store

From driving trucks to selling collectables, Marlene Graham has had an interesting career path. John Lewis finds out how it led to creating her ''happy place'' in the former Shingle Creek pub.

Much better every day

Much better every day

As the Otago Daily Times pulls up Sam Stainer's drive, the 8-year-old is kicking a football around in his South Dunedin back yard.

Amana secondary courses approved

Mosgiel's Amana Christian School has completed its secondary education trial period and has been permitted to continue teaching secondary pupils indefinitely.

Home-schooling in Otago falls without obvious cause

A 26% decline in the number of pupils being home-schooled in Otago during the past decade has left home-schooling organisations scratching their heads about what is behind the decline.

'Really good time' for folk

'Really good time' for folk

For Robbie Stevens, the best part about the Whare Flat Folk Festival is that he can play his banjo from dawn til dusk - except maybe when he is in the shower.

Tractor lifts pilot to flight record

Tractor lifts pilot to flight record

A Queenstown paraglider is crediting a farmer driving a tractor with helping him set the New Zealand record for the longest straight-line flight on a paraglider.

Cat came along fur the ride

Cat came along fur the ride

They say curiosity can kill a cat, but this one got lucky.