John Lewis

Making history was easy

Making history was easy

There is a certain level of pride a history teacher can take from co-writing an NCEA teaching unit for the Ministry of Education.

Muslim school to go ahead

Muslim school to go ahead

A multimillion-dollar secondary boarding school for Muslim boys is to go ahead in South Dunedin, the Al-Noor Charitable Trust has confirmed.

Running man halfway to destination

Running man halfway to destination

After running halfway around the world in a bid to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation, the only thing Kevin Carr is tired of is being pulled over by the police.

Taieri College pupils rock at competition

Taieri College pupils rock at competition

With a third of the acts in this year's Otago regional final of the Smokefreerockquest coming from Taieri College, it is no surprise pupils picked up an award or two.

Pupils rediscover 'olden-day' art of letter writing

Pupils rediscover 'olden-day' art of letter writing

IN an age where most of our written communication is via email, texting and social media, East Taieri School has ''stepped back in time'' to rediscover the art of letter writing.

Principal Jennifer Horgan said letter writing was a foreign concept to many pupils, who believed it was something people did in the ''olden days''.

Silver Fern Farms, union at odds

Silver Fern Farms, union at odds

Talks between Silver Fern Farms and the New Zealand Meat Workers' Union (NZMW) appear to be in disarray.

Public take opportunity to see how police work

Public take opportunity to see how police work

Seldom are Dunedin police cells left open for people to come and go as they please.

England visit a tonic for patient

England visit a tonic for patient

When Joshua Clydesdale was rushed to Dunedin Hospital early on Saturday, the last thing he expected to see during his visit was several players from the England rugby team.

Kings crowned biggest Otago school

Kings crowned biggest Otago school

The title of Otago's largest school has a new holder: King's High School.

Queen's principal takes new position

Queen's principal takes new position

In an ''unplanned and unexpected move'', Queen's High School principal Julie Anderson has resigned to take up a newly developed position at the Ministry of Education.