Statutory trust company Perpetual Guardian has thrown its
financial weight behind Otago Museum's new $1 million
planetarium, gaining naming rights and sponsoring an
innovative ''Reach for the Stars'' programme.
Including spirituality has added to the value and
effectiveness of the Salvation Army Bridge Programme, which
helps people overcome drug and alcohol addiction, a
University of Otago evaluation study suggests.
Australia's treatment of New Zealanders being held in remote
detention centres, or facing deportation despite living in
that country since childhood, has highlighted the ''limits''
of the transtasman ''special relationship''.
Protecting farm waterways from sediment run-off is
''absolutely critical'' for stream health, and farmers are
advised to leave a buffer zone near waterways, when
cultivating paddocks for greenfeed crops.
Public feedback has been ''extremely positive'' about an
interactive photographic exhibition at Toitu Otago Settlers
Museum, involving 19th-century photographs of Princes St,
Dunedin, museum director Jennifer Evans says.