John Gibb

180 in city for congress

180 in city for congress

About 180 people have converged on the University of Otago to attend the New Zealand Geographical Society's latest national conference.

Proud of ring data research

Proud of ring data research

Dr Matthew Schofield is "very proud'' of University of Otago-led research which helps better assess the margin of error when using the growth rings of ancient trees to study historical climate.

Terrorism overreaction critiqued

Terrorism overreaction critiqued

Avoiding overreacting to attacks is crucially important in efforts to counter international terrorism.

Pathway for the Pomahaka shows way

Pathway for the Pomahaka shows way

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has praised the success of the Pathway for the Pomahaka project, which recently jointly won the "story'' category in the annual New Zealand River awards.

Council meets over conduct complaint

Council meets over conduct complaint

A move requiring council chairman Stephen Woodhead to make a written defence against a code of conduct complaint was clearly defeated at the extraordinary council meeting yesterday. 

New buses show confidence in Dunedin

New buses show confidence in Dunedin

A decision by Ritchies Coachlines Ltd to buy two new buses, valued at more than $1 million, for Dunedin routes is a vote of confidence in public transport's future in the city.

Complaint against ORC chairman

Complaint against ORC chairman

Otago regional councillors will today discuss procedures for dealing with a code of conduct complaint lodged by a councillor against council chairman Stephen Woodhead.

Otago focus urged for water group

Otago focus urged for water group

An Otago regional councillor who previously warned of national lobbyists behaving ‘‘like ferrets fighting in a sack'' still believes that a water quality stakeholder group should focus on Otago's own interests.

Digitisation funds welcomed

The Otago Museum has been awarded $395,448 from the Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund to advance a digitisation project linked to Maori treasures in the museum collection.

Spirit of Ecstasy flies around Dunedin

Spirit of Ecstasy flies around Dunedin

Hood ornaments and other car emblems are part of the mystique of some of the distinctive cars, both old and relatively new, that have been driving round Dunedin during the International Festival of Historic Motoring, which finishes today.