An ''emerging museum professionals'' group, which met before
the recent Museums Aotearoa national conference in Dunedin,
is of growing significance in the country's museum sector's
future, museum officials say.
The Otago Regional Council is keen to repair the damaged
trust between some of the region's farmers and the council
after concerns about rising charges and communication issues
were highlighted this week.
Award-winning University of Otago zoologist and passionate
dolphin advocate Prof Liz Slooten thinks of herself as a kind
of ''accountant'', but her office is often a dazzling bay,
and its walls can be distant, mist-covered cliffs.