Details of a $3.25
million plan to redevelop the Otago Museum's popular
Discovery World science centre, adding a state-of the art
planetarium, were announced yesterday.
Dunedin has changed hugely since Dale Timblin last visited
the city in 1958, as a visiting United States navy serviceman
during ''Operation Deep Freeze''.
Dunedin residents are being asked to send their favourite cat
and dog images to the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum for
inclusion in a new exhibition.
A rise of almost 6% in visitor numbers to Toitu Otago
Settlers Museum partly reflects a positive public response to
the Dunedin's Great War exhibition.
Life has been particularly good recently for University of
Otago physicist David Hutchinson, and he is also predicting a
bright future for Dunedin, and growing numbers of high-tech
A ''revolution'' in electron microscope techniques is
generating exciting new images - showing details nearly as
small as individual atoms - within cells and might increase
our understanding of age-related disease.
University of Otago academic Dr Craig Marshall is urging
other men to join him in trying a diet with a difference -
all in the name of research, and weight loss.
A historic rope walk building and associated equipment are a
''hidden treasure'' of South Dunedin, and restoring them will
create a strong heritage tourism asset for the future.
Half a century after 1964, US citizen Michael Porter is back
in Dunedin this week, still celebrating that particularly big
year in his life.
''Teaching the teachers'' session celebrating the
International Year of Light began with a bang at Dunedin's
Beverly-Begg Observatory earlier this week.
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