Otago Daily Times:

Underwater volcano research excites scientists

Underwater volcano research excites scientists

A world-first international expedition, including University of Otago researchers, is ending, after scientists gained striking new views of an underwater volcano in the Kermadec Islands.

Whale family tree catalogued

Whale family tree catalogued

New University of Otago research is providing the most comprehensive picture of the nearly 40million year-long evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are the largest animals ever to live on Earth.

New polytechnic council appointments

Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Mike Horne has been appointed to the Otago Polytechnic council by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

$150,000 grant for researching gout

$150,000 grant for researching gout

If you like a good puzzle: what, if anything, is the connection between gout and striped fish?

Drug film prompts warning

Drug film prompts warning

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has warned there will be consequences if there is ''overt promotion of illegal behaviour'' at the screening of a Dunedin-inspired documentary about the war on drugs.

Buoyant about trip in recycled-bottle kayak

Buoyant about trip in recycled-bottle kayak

Bokyong Mun was ''a little bit'' worried about setting out on a three-day trip in a kayak made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Otago ties in world first volcano studies

An international expedition, including University of Otago researchers, is gaining striking new views of an underwater volcano in the Kermadec Islands, which recently produced a floating pumice island the size of Israel.

'No panic' over roll decline

'No panic' over roll decline

A decline in student rolls led by an almost 10% drop in domestic first-year students is ''by no means a disaster'', the University of Otago says.

Work to start on $200m varsity projects

Work to start on $200m varsity projects

The University of Otago has committed more than $200 million to future-proofing its Dunedin campus.

Keg party 'very positive overall'

Keg party 'very positive overall'

The future of the Hyde St keg party appears safe despite a handful of drunken incidents marring the annual scarfie drinking session.

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