John Gibb

Monkey business help for Vanuatu

Monkey business help for Vanuatu

More than $500 has been raised to help relief efforts in cyclone-damaged Vanuatu, thanks to some creative monkey business at Otago Polytechnic yesterday.

ORC moves to reduce pain of high charges

After a ''torrid'' long-term plan submissions hearing process, the Otago Regional Council is moving towards reducing rural sector pain arising from what many rural submitters view as proposed high charges.

Property manager wins best landlord award

Property manager wins best landlord award

Over the years, Dunedin property manager Sherril Buchan has faced some difficult moments in her job but the outlook was much more positive this week.

150 to attend OUSA 125th

About 150 people will converge on the University of Otago campus at the weekend to celebrate the Otago University Students Association's 125th anniversary.

Decision on river flows welcome

Decision on river flows welcome

The Otago Regional Council's approval of minimum flow requirements for the Pomahaka River in southwest Otago is a ''significant step in the protection of the river''.

Group stimulus for museum staff succession

An ''emerging museum professionals'' group, which met before the recent Museums Aotearoa national conference in Dunedin, is of growing significance in the country's museum sector's future, museum officials say.

Sea cadets move in with volunteers

Sea cadets move in with volunteers

Bringing together Dunedin's TS Waireka Sea Cadet Corps and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve unit HMNZ Toroa at the same complex will mean a ''win-win'' outcome for both groups.

Wind rips through Foveaux Strait

Wind rips through Foveaux Strait

Wind gusts of 130kmh have ripped through Foveaux Straight today and severe weather watches remain in place in parts of the South Island.

Use knowledge wisely, graduates advised

Use knowledge wisely, graduates advised

Our level of knowledge ultimately makes humans ''the most powerful and successful creature'' on Earth but we need to think critically to overcome the ''downside'' of our reliance on tradition.

Desire signalled to rebuild farmer trust

Desire signalled to rebuild farmer trust

The Otago Regional Council is keen to repair the damaged trust between some of the region's farmers and the council after concerns about rising charges and communication issues were highlighted this week.