John Gibb

Prisoner appeared unwell before death

Prisoner appeared unwell before death

A corrections officer at Otago Corrections Facility thought that a prisoner, who subsequently died of a drug overdose, had looked unwell and had also mentioned that view to a supervisor, the Coroner's Court heard in Dunedin today.

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Prof Barry Taylor, dean of the University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine, is taking something of a stand over sitting.

'Huge relief' as Otago students post first win

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 still winning.

Quantum leap for university research

Quantum leap for university research

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Fashion with passion

Fashion with passion

Hannah Lowe models a fashion creation by Eilish Lie-Olesen, an Otago Polytechnic first-year bachelor of fashion design student, last night as part of Collections, an annual polytechnic fashion show.

King of the Dinosaurs still rules

King of the Dinosaurs still rules

What eats flesh, weighs about eight tonnes, and makes a great ambassador for science?

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Otago researchers find new whale genus

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''.

Credit score heart sign

Credit score heart sign

New Zealand should remain alert to avoid any misuse of credit information, after University of Otago research highlighted links between personal credit scores and heart health.

Call for NZ to help developing countries

Call for NZ to help developing countries

New Zealand should make more use of its agricultural expertise to help developing countries counter diseases that spread between animals and humans, Prof John Crump says.

Vaccine trial a major advance

Vaccine trial a major advance

Jess Lawrence is delighted to have taken part in a successful trial of a rotavirus vaccine that could eventually save the lives of millions of infants in developing countries.