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The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) has withdrawn from discussions with the Dunedin City Council over plans to have a polling booth on campus, saying the council is scared students will sway election results.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

Otago Uni's international fees to rise

Otago Uni's international fees to rise

International fees are about to rise for a raft of University of Otago subjects.

Thumb-suckers, nail-biters show fewer allergies

Thumb-suckers, nail-biters show fewer allergies

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, a new University of Otago study suggests.

Sighting of beaked whale a first

Sighting of beaked whale a first

University of Otago-led researchers have spotted the mysterious Shepherd's beaked whale off the Dunedin coast - the first confirmed sighting of this "rare and elusive'' whale in New Zealand waters.

Marine scientists win new medal

University of Otago marine biologists Profs Steve Dawson and Liz Slooten have received a national award marking their "outstanding contributions'' to marine conservation and sustainability.

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