John Gibb

Otago rail story at fingertips

Otago rail story at fingertips

Josephine, the historic railway engine, remains the star of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum foyer, but a new touchscreen interactive display nearby also provides a wealth of Otago railways information for visitors.

Fashionable donation

Fashionable donation

Otago Museum has been given a woman's woollen suit designed by Hardy Amies, at a time of growing international interest in the creations of the late English fashion designer.

Visit offers chance for further links

Visit offers chance for further links

Several positive factors could result in more academic educational links being developed between Otago Polytechnic and Japanese universities, an Otago Polytechnic executive says.

Call for stronger salt action

Call for stronger salt action

More robust and co-ordinated action must be taken if New Zealand is to achieve its pledge to reach the World Health Organisation target for reduced salt consumption by 2025, a University of Otago health researcher says.

NZ workplace death rate 'appalling'

NZ workplace death rate 'appalling'

Efforts to reduce New Zealand's "appalling'' death toll from workplace injuries are being handicapped by inadequate statistics, University of Otago researcher Dr Rebbecca Lilley says.

Dunedin Study safeguarded

Dunedin Study safeguarded

The future of the University of Otago's Dunedin Study has been safeguarded after it received more than $6 million in Health Research Council grants.

Submissions on bus hub to be sought

The Otago Regional Council is about to seek public input over a proposed design for Dunedin's central bus hub.

Regent book sale proves another page-turner

Regent book sale proves another page-turner

Christchurch couple Trevor and Lorraine Thompson know there's something special about Dunedin's annual Star Regent Theatre 24-Hour Book Sale that keeps drawing book lovers back.

Competitor to organiser

Competitor to organiser

An Otago district chamber music contest held at Marama Hall, Dunedin, at the weekend is particularly dear to the heart of district contest organiser Natasha Manowitz.

Regent 24-Hour Book Sale comes to a close

Regent 24-Hour Book Sale comes to a close

Thousands of book lovers had swarmed through the annual Regent Theatre 24-Hour Book Sale, in Dunedin, when it ended at noon today.