John Gibb

Southern men leaving 'family'

Southern men leaving 'family'

The Southern Bar and Grill has been sold three times in the past six years, but this month the bar's doors closed for the last time.

$150,000 grant for researching gout

$150,000 grant for researching gout

If you like a good puzzle: what, if anything, is the connection between gout and striped fish?

Family grateful for help with search

Family grateful for help with search

The family of missing Alexandra woman Denise Potter are ''very grateful'' for the strong public response to the continuing search for her, family spokesman Manu Panirau said yesterday.

Searching for New Zealand's tiniest invaders

Searching for New Zealand's tiniest invaders

The next time you are returning to New Zealand and pass through an airport biosecurity control, spare a thought for some little-known but highly significant research findings by a University of Otago botanist.

Reunion for Sextet members

Reunion for Sextet members

The University of Otago Sextet has lost none of its magic for a group of former members and accompanists from the mid-1970s who have gathered in Dunedin for a reunion.

Bayonet back in line

Bayonet back in line

Ryan Tupuhi, a foreman at Steve Mowat Building and Construction Ltd, secures a replica bayonet on a memorial, at the northern end of the Oval in Dunedin, that commemorates soldiers who fell in the Boer War (1899-1902).

Warning as rabbits soar in number

Warning as rabbits soar in number

''Doing nothing is not an option,'' Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead is warning as rabbit numbers soar in pockets of dryland Central Otago.

Findings shed light on climate change

Findings shed light on climate change

Big changes in the earth's oceans contributed to the greatest mass extinction of all time, research into which has provided a ''wake-up call'' about the dangers of modern climate change.

Combined approach

Central Otago is New Zealand's most rabbit-prone area, and good planning and neighbourly collaboration are crucial to cutting rabbit numbers, Jeff Donaldson, the Otago Regional Council's director, environmental monitoring and operations, says.

Red Cross assessor describes ravaged Vanuatu

Red Cross assessor describes ravaged Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam is over but the people of Vanuatu still face difficult challenges as recovery from the disaster continues.