John Gibb

Royal Society honours four Otago researchers

Royal Society honours four Otago researchers

Four University of Otago researchers, Profs Catherine Day, Ewan Fordyce, Neil McNaughton and Iain Raeburn, have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Trail running could drive interest: fan

Trail running could drive interest: fan

Trail running is an exciting new development that could greatly boost interest in running in Mosgiel, former Athletics Taieri president Rob Urquhart says.

RSA support helps cadet take off

RSA support helps cadet take off

Strong backing from the Mosgiel Memorial RSA is helping make a dream involving overseas travel come true for Dunedin Army Cadet Sergeant Mara Andrews.

Med school staff award for 'top teacher'

Med school staff award for 'top teacher'

Dunedin obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Celia Devenish has won a senior staff award for quality in teaching, from the University of Otago's Dunedin School of Medicine.

Dylan Thomas helps Globe

Dylan Thomas helps Globe

Actor and director Louise Petherbridge reads a Dylan Thomas work, A Child's Christmas in Wales, at the Globe Theatre in Dunedin on Sunday.

No obesity help from 'fad' diets

No obesity help from 'fad' diets

The promotion of ''fad'' low-carb, high-fat diets risks harming public health and will do ''nothing'' to counter New Zealand's growing obesity epidemic, Prof Jim Mann warned yesterday.

Heaven on earth in a world of insects

Heaven on earth in a world of insects

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.

Sirocco doco snares British award

Sirocco doco snares British award

Former University of Otago international student Ashwika Kapur is ''just over the moon'' after winning a prestigious award for her film about the kakapo Sirocco.

Restoration a grave matter

Restoration a grave matter

Work to repair and restore the badly damaged grave of Charles Kettle, Dunedin's first main surveyor, is well under way at the city's Southern Cemetery.

Light stolen from garden sculpture exhibition

Light stolen from garden sculpture exhibition

Glenfalloch Garden event organiser Glenda Bruce would like a recent nocturnal visitor to the garden to shed light on one simple thing.