John Gibb

Ancient genetic links revealed

Ancient genetic links revealed

International scientists co-led by a University of Otago researcher have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Phoenician man, who once lived in Tunisia, in Northern Africa, and revealed surprising European links.

Otago students earn masonic grants

Otago students earn masonic grants

A $10,000 masonic postgraduate scholarship is supporting University of Otago research that aims to help low-income people overcome stress arising from financial pressures.

Disaster exercise good for Dunedin

Future leaders in civil defence from eight countries are likely to be back in Dunedin next year after the success of a recent international training programme in disaster management.

Reminder to keep effluent off roads

The Otago Regional Council is urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways safe and free of effluent during Gypsy Week.

ORC urged to engage in harbourside development

ORC urged to engage in harbourside development

Dunedin resident Angus Mackay is urging the Otago Regional Council to build its proposed new headquarters near Dunedin's Steamer Basin and play a positive role in the proposed harbourside redevelopment.

Graduates urged to make a difference

Graduates urged to make a difference

Small actions can make a big difference, and can sometimes spark global changes.

Sisters doing it together

Sisters doing it together

This may be a case of Hannah and her Sisters, or Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves.

Delight as museum takes top awards

Delight as museum takes top awards

The Otago Museum's success in winning three national museum awards is also boosting awareness of Dunedin's overall achievements as a city of culture and science, museum director Dr Ian Griffin says.

Possums in spotlight

Possums in spotlight

An unusually high density of possums has been found on Mt Cargill, not far from the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

ORC accused of neglecting eastern side of harbour

The eastern side of Otago Harbour has received "too little attention for too long'' and the Otago Peninsula community had been "largely ignored'' in recent years.