John Lewis

Woman survives lightning strike

Woman survives lightning strike

Anita Hemi is quickly learning that being struck by lightning can have the most peculiar consequences.

Otago schools show financial deficits

Otago schools show financial deficits

More than 40% of Otago's state and state-integrated schools are in financial deficit, new figures released by Education Minister Hekia Parata show.

Tautuku club members beat best fishers in country

Tautuku club members beat best fishers in country

There will be no tall tales today about the big one that got away.

Claim freedom campers 'exploiting' Dunedin’s rules

Claim freedom campers 'exploiting' Dunedin’s rules

A St Clair resident has had enough of freedom campers spoiling the area's clean streets and says the problem is getting worse in Dunedin.

Waiheke swim paid for with stinging itches

Waiheke swim paid for with stinging itches

Mosquito bites are one thing, but University of Otago student Georgia Hume says the mysterious organisms that have left her and her friends covered in a nasty rash, have produced another level of itchiness altogether.

Minister hails NCEA results

Minister hails NCEA results

Education Minister Hekia Parata has praised the New Zealand secondary school sector as provisional NCEA data shows pupil achievement is continuing to rise across the country.

Chorus cabinets still to paint

Chorus cabinets still to paint

As the paint dries on the last of the Chorus utility cabinet murals, the Dunedin City Council is liaising with the telecommunications company to extend the project.

Quake family among the lucky ones

Quake family among the lucky ones

Five years on, shivers still rattle up Kelly Ennis' spine when she recalls the devastating earthquakes that shook Christchurch into a disaster zone.

Small eco-warrior having big impact (+ video)

Small eco-warrior having big impact (+ video)

Ashton Heptonstall may be only 6, but he already has a passion for environmentalism that could rival David Attenborough or David Bellamy.

Watering and the life cycle of vegetables (+ video)

Watering and the life cycle of vegetables (+ video)

Scooters, skateboards and even hoverboards - they all appear to be replacing the humble bicycle as a popular mode of transport for children these days.