John Gibb

Cruise ship 'double-up' big boost for business

Thousands of cruise ship passengers flocked into central Dunedin yesterday during the busiest day of the city's latest cruise season.

Warning over 'memorialisation'

War memorials and much of the associated ''memorialisation'' response, particularly from some senior decision-makers, tended to make future wars more likely, Prof Richard Jackson warned yesterday.

Risk realities of war being overlooked

Risk realities of war being overlooked

The painful realities of war were sometimes being obscured by overly-emotional responses to World War 1 commemorations, Australian historian Prof Joy Damousi says.

Protest movement key

Protests over the Vietnam War and antinuclear issues contributed strongly to New Zealand's sense of identity as an independent nation, a Wellington historian, Dr Jock Phillips, said yesterday. 

Otago scientist receives Marsden Medal

Otago scientist receives Marsden Medal

A University of Otago scientist and senior administrator, Prof Keith Hunter, has been awarded the Marsden Medal, a national science honour.

Right to food emphasised

More than 800 million people are still haunted by hunger and the human right to food security must be upheld, Prof Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, is urging.

Inspired by butterfly 'magic'

Inspired by butterfly 'magic'

University of Otago Mozart Fellow Jeremy Mayall's latest composition, Flutter, was inspired by a close encounter with the ''magic'' of brightly coloured butterflies at the Otago Museum's Tropical Forest.

Otago successful in scholarships

Otago successful in scholarships

University of Otago academics and senior students have gained five of the seven nationally-allocated scholarships in the latest Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.

Moa decline quicker than earlier thought

Moa decline quicker than earlier thought

The moa became extinct more swiftly than previously thought, little more than a century after the country's first human inhabitants arrived, a new study involving University of Otago researchers concludes.

ACC report needs implementation

ACC report needs implementation

A ''hard-hitting'' report by the Auditor-general could help boost public confidence in ACC, but only if its recommendations are fully implemented, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell says.