John Gibb

All Saints celebrating its 150th anniversary

Parishioners at All Saints Church, in Dunedin North, are celebrating the church's 150th anniversary.

Pluto data, images 'incredible'

Pluto data, images 'incredible'

Astronomer Dr Ian Griffin is delighted to see ''amazing'' new images of distant dwarf planet Pluto being beamed back from Nasa's New Horizons space probe.

Lessons to be learned: bus group

Lessons to be learned: bus group

A new central Dunedin bus hub is expected to be in place by mid-next year, but lessons must first be learned from recent problems with the first phase of bus improvements.

University boosts scholarship values

After facing ''intense competition'' for top students, the University of Otago has announced the creation of a new scholarship and boosted the value of scholarships for first-year students next year.

'Excited' over science engagement role

'Excited' over science engagement role

Dr Craig Grant is excited to have been appointed to the newly-created position of director, science engagement, at the Otago Museum.

Cosy Homes trust to appoint manager

A charitable trust set up to tackle Dunedin's uninsulated housing and ''fuel poverty'' problems will soon take a big step forward, with the appointment of a project manager.

Bacteria, plants communicate

An eccentric Dr Dolittle once claimed he could ''talk to the animals'', but University of Otago researcher Prof Clive Ronson has helped show bacteria actually do communicate with plants, including white clover.

Concerns aired on school bus changes

Concerns aired on school bus changes

Fare rises on Go Bus Transport Dunedin school buses and the cancelling of three school bus services have sparked complaints from concerned parents.

'Brilliant' - Peninsula sea lion population prospers

'Brilliant' - Peninsula sea lion population prospers

Research into a small community of New Zealand sea lions on the Otago Peninsula could shed new light on why these critically endangered mammals are doing well there, but fare much worse on the Auckland Islands.

Celebrating James Joyce and the limerick

Celebrating James Joyce and the limerick

After about 40 years in the University of Otago department of English and linguistics, Prof Chris Ackerley yesterday urged readers to finish reading James Joyce's lengthy novel Ulysses.