Rebecca Fox

Institute gathering

Womens's Institute members from Otago and Southland will gather in Fairfield today to compete, share ideas and enjoy each others' company.

City academics to petition MPs

City academics to petition MPs

Dunedin academics are among those on a quest to get New Zealand's political leadership to start preparing the country for future challenges such as climate change and economic instability.

Drink-drive dismay

Police are disappointed with the number of intoxicated drivers, and those very close to the legal limit, processed in the Waitaki district at the weekend.

Research aids kea conservation

Research aids kea conservation

New genetic research will help guide the conservation of New Zealand's most inquisitive bird, the kea, University of Otago scientists say.

Agricultural scientists backed

Agricultural scientists backed

Agresearch's plan to downsize Invermay is sending the wrong message to the next generation of potential scientists, University of Waikato professor of agribusiness Jacqueline Rowarth says.

Vogel St redevelopment granted consent

A plan to develop a cafe and homeware store in the former Rogan McIndoe building in Vogel St, Dunedin, is one step closer to being realised.

Whalers could look to north

Whalers could look to north

It could be the turn of depleted northern hemisphere whale populations next, University of Otago Assoc Prof Liz Slooten fears.

'Wake-up call' on climate change

'Wake-up call' on climate change

While Otago and Southland's agricultural sector could benefit from higher rainfall and warmer winters, the region's coastal environments will be at risk from greater erosion and storm events, Niwa climate scientist Dr Andrew Tait says.

'Astonished' by city's sophistication

The food, the warmth, the food. Sir Tony Robinson could not speak highly enough of his time in Dunedin.

Families share war stories, artefacts

Families share war stories, artefacts

Caricatures, shell casings, diaries, medals and even bayonets came out of their cupboards and cases this weekend as their keepers hoped to nab a spot on the Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty television series.