John Lewis

'Garden ornament' in honour of grandfather

'Garden ornament' in honour of grandfather

When Athol Murray spotted an old Douglas DC-3 for sale on the internet, the chances of it being one of the planes his grandfather flew during World War 2 were too great to ignore.

240 junior triathletes expected

240 junior triathletes expected

Mosgiel Memorial Park will be a hive of activity this Friday when about 240 children compete in the Plains Junior TRYathlon.

Playground rules relaxed in school trial

Playground rules relaxed in school trial

Remember the days when you could climb trees and play proper rugby with tackling? Well, for East Taieri School pupils, those days are back.

Churches in quake project

Up to 29 Dunedin churches will be analysed by international seismologists and engineers as part of a nationwide research project aimed at gauging their seismic fitness in the event of an earthquake.

Convicted teachers retain registration

Three teachers were convicted in Otago on drug and alcohol charges in 2013 but have managed to keep their teacher registration, information from the New Zealand Teachers Council has revealed.

Piping-hot performances

Piping-hot performances

It was piping hot in the Octagon yesterday for the Otago Southland Provincial Pipe Band Contest, with blue sky and sunshine as far as the eye could see.

New challenge for long-serving teacher

New challenge for long-serving teacher

It has been more than three decades since Kaikorai Valley College deputy principal Garry Chronican was at university.

Sponsored flat can lay it on thick

Sponsored flat can lay it on thick

The boys at 108 Dundas St have gone nuts - or should that be legumes?

Taieri pupils aim for Africa

Taieri pupils aim for Africa

When a group of Taieri College pupils asked if they could go on a school trip to Africa next year, the staff said, ''yeah sure - but you have to organise it yourselves''.

St Clair School development continues

St Clair School development continues

St Clair School is nearing the end of its $1.8 million five-year redevelopment programme, with the start of stage two.