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Deadly Tb in the cross hairs

Deadly Tb in the cross hairs

Otago has a rich history of establishing firsts, leading the way in many fields. University of Otago researchers are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Lots of stories to be told at hall's centenary

Lots of stories to be told at hall's centenary

Allen Hall Theatre has seen plenty of drama over the past 100 years and its history as the University of Otago's home of theatre will be celebrated this weekend.

Botany department celebrates 90th

Botany department celebrates 90th

After out-lasting all of its New Zealand counterparts, University of Otago's Department of Botany is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week.

Students and staff implored to bring in what they can

Students and staff implored to bring in what they can

Students and staff are once again facing off at the University of Otago, but whatever happens Dunedin's foodbanks will be the winner.

Students fear for 'vibrant' nightlife

Students fear for 'vibrant' nightlife

The Otago University Students' Association says proposed new alcohol laws could put students off coming to Dunedin by damaging the city's vibrant nightlife.

Cigarette display ban curbs smoking

Cigarette display ban curbs smoking

Banning cigarette displays helps prevent young people from taking up smoking, University of Otago research has found.

Final stages of project

Final stages of project

A crane lowers precast concrete steps on the bank of the Water of Leith, opposite the University of Otago Science 3 building.

Tighter grip on student behaviour

Tighter grip on student behaviour

More students are being disciplined for unruly behaviour, but the university says the increase is down to the occupants of a few bad flats.

Brand launch to combat drop in student numbers

Brand launch to combat drop in student numbers

The number of international students studying in Otago has dropped 5%, making it among the worst-performing regions in New Zealand.

Easing pain and cost for arthritis sufferers

Easing pain and cost for arthritis sufferers

Otago has a rich history of establishing firsts, leading the way in many fields. University of Otago researchers are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Potential life-saver launched

Potential life-saver launched

A life-saving hand-held device developed at the University of Otago to quickly detect viruses and bacteria is set to go global - and millions could be sold.

Drug therapy trial likely

Drug therapy trial likely

A Dunedin researcher hopes to be undertaking clinical trials to help stroke victims within the next two years.

Deep debt for our future doctors

Deep debt for our future doctors

University of Otago medical student Alex Hedley is unsure how he is going to come up with $20,000 to pay for his last year of study.

Crystal hits right note with charity

Crystal hits right note with charity

A University of Otago student has helped raise $28,000 after coming up with an ingenious way to help charities by taking advantage of student brainpower.

Lab relocation on hold

Lab relocation on hold

The University of Otago's plan to relocate its animal testing facility after the spread of a parasitic worm has been put on hold while a preferred site is chosen.

Award for marine scientist

Award for marine scientist

Asociate Prof Keith Probert, a former head of the University of Otago marine science department, has won a national award, recognising his ''outstanding contribution'' to marine science.

Researcher counters claim taxpayers' money wasted

Researcher counters claim taxpayers' money wasted

A University of Otago professor has struck back after the Taxpayers' Union accused the university of wasting taxpayers' money ''counting graffiti and rubbish''.

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

A University of Otago scientist wants no-catch zones created for longfin eels and says the Government is not acting quickly enough to protect the species.

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