The University of Otago is facing its toughest financial
times in more than a decade, with significant savings needed
to fund its more than $600 million building programme.
Prof Barry Taylor, dean of the University of Otago Dunedin
School of Medicine, is taking something of a stand over
After four years of falling student numbers, the University
of Otago is expecting a modest increase next year.
In a culmination of three years of study, the first bachelor
of culinary arts students at Otago Polytechnic put on a
memorable dinner last week for friends and associates.
Dr David Tombs, a public theology researcher working in
Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago's
Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues early
A quarter of a century since the last time they last took
part in a televised University Challenge quiz event,
University of Otago students are back in action, and are
Painstaking detective work by University of Otago
paleontologists has led to the discovery of a previously
unknown genus of ancient baleen whales, now named Tohoraata,
or ''Dawn Whale''.
Ngai Tahu has withdrawn from a project worth tens of millions
to build two student hostels in Dunedin, but says it remains
keen on investing elsewhere in the city.
A new Maori language app has been created following a
University of Otago research project on how Dunedin families
pass te reo to their children.
War memorials and much of the associated ''memorialisation''
response, particularly from some senior decision-makers,
tended to make future wars more likely, Prof Richard Jackson
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