John Lewis

Challenge of stage grows for schools

Challenge of stage grows for schools

The flood of sweat and tears is ramping up in Dunedin schools as they put the finishing touches to their Stage Challenge and J Rock performances.

Patriots headed for Wellington

Patriots headed for Wellington

In a former life, they used to carry knives, machine guns, rocket launchers and the like.

Crematorium building work under way

Crematorium building work under way

The site of a new crematorium on the Taieri has become a hive of activity, with earthworks and foundation construction under way.

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.