John Lewis

Musicians with ambitions set to rock college

Musicians with ambitions set to rock college

Hearing names such as Josh and the Giraffe, The Spuds, Soc Jad and the Boys, and Basil Jam means you can only be in one place - the Smokefreerockquest.

Dunedin pupil to speak up for NZ

Dunedin pupil to speak up for NZ

Emily Williams is about to represent New Zealand at the World Schools' Debating Championships in Singapore - and yet, the 17-year-old still struggles to win an argument with her parents.

Builders warm to task despite Antarctic winter

Builders warm to task despite Antarctic winter

If you think it has been cold in Otago lately, spare a thought for Blake McDonald and Peter O'Sullivan.

Schools working to address roll cap breaches

Schools working to address roll cap breaches

Two Dunedin state integrated schools have admitted breaching their Ministry of Education maximum roll caps.

Painstaking pursuit earns surprise reward

Painstaking pursuit earns surprise reward

For the past 20 years, Dave Wenlock says he has spent most of his weekdays getting plastered.

Pool big part of recovery

Pool big part of recovery

The first Colin Reynolds knew something was wrong was when he started gasping for air as he climbed the stairs to the smoko room at work.

In the running for good book haul

In the running for good book haul

While everyone else was working up a sweat racing around the stalls at The Star Regent 24-hour Book Sale yesterday, the chaotic dash for books barely raised Morris Hall's pulse. 

'Don't rush' advice to punters

'Don't rush' advice to punters

If you are worrying about being swept around the Regent Theatre by a torrent of Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale fans again this year, fear not.

'Captain Underpants' author sends crowd potty

'Captain Underpants' author sends crowd potty

With villains like Dr Diaper, The Turbo-Toilet 2000, the Dandelion of Doom, Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants (later known as Tippy Tinkletrousers) and Wedgie Woman, it can be difficult for both children and parents to put Captain Underpants books down.

Young Dunedin Lego buff wins US trip

Young Dunedin Lego buff wins US trip

Anyone who has unintentionally stood on a Lego block will know how excruciating an experience it is.