John Lewis

Invermay petition response 'weak'

The ''weak'' response of a Parliament select committee to a 12,450-person petition about retaining a world-class Invermay is disappointing, Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark says.

Ministry advising on health, safety

Ministry advising on health, safety

The Ministry of Education hopes to clear up uncertainty about how the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill will affect schools, by providing the sector with plenty of information.

Relief, pride as Taieri College blocks opened

Relief, pride as Taieri College blocks opened

No more banging of hammers, squeals of circular saws or rumbles of concrete mixers - things have gone strangely quiet at Taieri College.

Young leaders honoured

Young Maori leaders of the future were recognised at the 2015 Mana Pounamu Young Achievers' Awards ceremony in Dunedin recently.

Claim accidents could cost principals

Claim accidents could cost principals

School principals will be ''captured'' by the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill, an education employment law specialist warns.

13 schools funded to teach Mandarin

Thirteen Dunedin schools are to receive $343,850 to teach Mandarin, in the first round of Government funding for the Asian Language Learning in Schools, or Allis, programme.

Toni Childs stops her fussin' and feels the love

Toni Childs stops her fussin' and feels the love

When pop superstars sing, you seldom see audiences doing downward-facing dogs, one-legged king pigeons, cow face or lotus poses ... except when it's Toni Childs singing.

Ill-equipped boat towed to port

Ill-equipped boat towed to port

With no marine radio, no EPIRB locator beacon and no anchor, a 67-year-old man was lucky to escape a potentially disastrous situation yesterday when his boat broke down in Otago Harbour, Dunedin police say.

'Can-do' attitude recognised

'Can-do' attitude recognised

It is not often Nick Chisholm is intimidated by something. Yet attending the New Zealand Attitude Awards in December, after recently being named a finalist, most definitely makes him anxious.

How parents can help with NCEA exams

Many Taieri parents may feel they have little to offer when it comes to helping their children study for the upcoming NCEA or New Zealand Scholarship examinations.