John Lewis

Return to school simply wizard

Return to school simply wizard

There were broomsticks everywhere, people wearing glasses who should not be wearing glasses and vice-versa, people hanging up their invisibility cloaks and then not being able to find them again - the return to school yesterday was chaos.

Upside to NCEA impact on UE numbers

Upside to NCEA impact on UE numbers

New NCEA requirements which came into effect in 2014 are having a dramatic impact on the number of Otago secondary school pupils achieving university entrance (UE).

Now, where can we get five tonnes of ice?

Now, where can we get five tonnes of ice?

If you're looking to host a large mid-winter party and are in need of ice, then Paul Mansfield will be able to help.

Offenders hold woman at knifepoint

Offenders hold woman at knifepoint

Police were hunting two men yesterday following an incident in Invercargill in which a woman was held captive at her home by a knife-wielding man.

April chill - it's a record

April chill - it's a record

If you're thinking it's colder than usual for this time of year, you're right. Monday afternoon's temperature at Dunedin International Airport was a record.

Heart Foundation gets behind pool

Heart Foundation gets behind pool

The New Zealand Heart Foundation has waded into the fundraising effort to save the Otago Therapeutic Pool in Dunedin.

RSA appeals for stolen medals' return

The RSA says the World War 1 medals stolen from a package destined for Dunedin will be almost impossible to sell and is pleading with the culprits not to dispose of them.

School sports field sold to Auckland developer

School sports field sold to Auckland developer

Part of Kaikorai Valley College's playing field is about to be turned into a housing subdivision after being sold on the open market to an Auckland property developer.

Musicians band together for Feastock festival

Musicians band together for Feastock festival

It used to be a gardener's nightmare - people dancing on the petunias and turning the back lawn into a mud pit suitable for army training exercises.

Schools gain China-ties grants

Schools gain China-ties grants

Three Dunedin schools have received funding from the Government to strengthen their school relationships with China.