John Gibb

Polar Medal for Otago graduate

Polar Medal for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Agnieszka Fryckowska, whose meteorological survey work took her to the depths of the Antarctic, has received a Polar Medal for her British Antarctic Survey work.

Nothing dry about a life in statistics

Nothing dry about a life in statistics

University of Otago graduate Len Cook is a former Government Statistician and Statistics New Zealand chief executive, and former National Statistician, United Kingdom, and Registrar-general of England and Wales. He is now New Zealand's Families Commissioner and chairman of the Social Policy Research and Evaluation Unit (Superu). John Gibb talked to him about his time at the University of Otago and his career.

Otago University top in research

Otago University top in research

The University of Otago has topped the country for the third year in a row, by gaining the highest overall New Zealand university ranking in a prestigious international index of research papers.

Big benefits from sorting out predators

Big benefits from sorting out predators

New Zealand and much of its endangered wildlife is "losing the war'' against introduced mammalian predators and new ideas are needed to help us win.

Food co-operative thrives in friendly atmosphere

Food co-operative thrives in friendly atmosphere

Not-for-profit fruit and vegetable-buying co-operative has been successfully extended to Mosgiel, where it attracts up to 50 customers a week.

Strath Taieri residents to give feedback on river

Strath Taieri residents to give feedback on river

The Otago Regional Council is seeking ideas from the Strath Taieri community and other interested people on the management of the Taieri River.

Leith protection work continues

Leith protection work continues

Flood protection work continues in and near the Water of Leith, beside Montgomery Ave, in Dunedin.

Response on Brighton bus route ‘encouraging’

Community groups seeking the resumption of a Green Island ‘‘local'' bus service, linking with South Dunedin, have been encouraged by the Otago Regional Council's response.

Otago unit plays key role in 1080 blackmail case

Otago unit plays key role in 1080 blackmail case

The stakes in protecting New Zealand's multibillion-dollar food export industry remain high but isotope analysis provides a powerful new weapon to protect it.

'Heating for health' gets grant

'Heating for health' gets grant

Heat therapy research which seeks to break a "vicious cycle'' of impaired physical exercise among people with arterial disease is among University of Otago projects boosted by $1.7 million in grants.