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Campers happy to help shelter for homeless

Campers happy to help shelter for homeless

Last night's bitterly cold weather did not stop about 150 people sleeping under the stars in the Octagon to raise funds for the Dunedin Night Shelter.

Illness resulted in career change

Illness resulted in career change

University of Otago graduate and New Zealand media identity Wallace Chapman says the sudden diagnosis of a rare disorder when he was 24 years old changed the trajectory of his study, pushing him towards the career in which he has made his mark.

'Unfair' sanitary product costs prompt OUSA discounts

The Otago University Students' Association says it has been offering subsidised sanitary products since the start of the year in a bid to curtail the ''unfair costs'' of products people are forced to buy.

Humanities cuts closer at University

Humanities cuts closer at University

Compulsory redundancies may be required in the University of Otago division of humanities, an email from the division's pro-vice-chancellor reveals.

Learning the ropes

Learning the ropes

Students from the Otago Polytechnic arboriculture programmes spent yesterday hanging from the elm trees in Logan Park, in Dunedin, practising their aerial rescue techniques.

Dune experiment results positive

Dune experiment results positive

A University of Otago research project appears to have strengthened at-risk sand dunes below John Wilson Ocean Dr.

Evolutionary genetic migration insights earn topmost award

Evolutionary genetic migration insights earn topmost award

Biological anthropologist Prof Lisa Matisoo-Smith has been awarded the University of Otago's highest honour, the Distinguished Research Medal.

OUSA withdraws from talks on polling booth

The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) has withdrawn from discussions with the Dunedin City Council over plans to have a polling booth on campus, saying the council is scared students will sway election results.

Ructions over rental fitness scheme

Ructions over rental fitness scheme The University of Otago and the Dunedin City Council are at odds over whether a warrant of fitness scheme for rental houses can be made mandatory.

Clubs Day lures activity-minded

Clubs Day lures activity-minded

Everything from cycling and squash to spearfishing and laser tag to the Campus Greens and the Meditation Club was on display yesterday at the University of Otago's Clubs Day, as Eilish Maddock discovered.

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