John Lewis

Keeping piano in tune key for traveller (+ video)

Keeping piano in tune key for traveller (+ video)

There always seems to be an awkward silence whenever Chris Hamblin mentions he sleeps with his piano.

Big tick for free education policy

Big tick for free education policy

The tertiary education sector has given big ticks to Labour leader Andrew Little's proposal to provide three years of free post-school education so young New Zealanders ‘‘can thrive in the 21st century economy''.

Determined to get back on the field

Determined to get back on the field

Mitch Pereira is "one in a million'' - but not for the reasons the talented young rugby player wants to be.

Round the world with bit of a stretch

Round the world with bit of a stretch

Yoga is probably the last thing you would expect to see a hardened, windswept biker doing.

Dunedin violinists win youth orchestra spots (+ video)

Dunedin violinists win youth orchestra spots (+ video)

Two Dunedin violinists are among the country's top classical musicians to be selected for the 2016 NZSO National Youth Orchestra.

‘Seeing’ the sights like few others

‘Seeing’ the sights like few others

Julie Woods has visited the seven wonders of the world, smelt whisky distilling in the highlands of Scotland, heard Big Ben chime 12 noon while standing on London Bridge, eaten Margherita pizza in Italy and touched the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Life’s a high for ship’s leading hand (+ video)

Life’s a high for ship’s leading hand (+ video)

Dangling precariously from a sailing ship's 35m-high mast in soggy weather used to shiver Matthew Smith's timbers.

Informal survey backs flag confusion claim

Informal survey backs flag confusion claim

A "man-in-the-street'' survey conducted by a retired Dunedin academic has found 90% of respondents have trouble recognising the difference between the Australian and the New Zealand flags.

Education cost stacks up

Education cost stacks up

The primary and secondary education of a child born in New Zealand today is expected to cost parents up to $326,773, a new study has found.

Pulling out the stops

Pulling out the stops

Dunedin city organist David Burchell takes a master class in articulation in the St Joseph's Cathedral chapel during the first day of the Australia and New Zealand College of Organists Academy yesterday.