John Gibb

Graduates urged to take active role in world

Graduates urged to take active role in world

New Zealanders need to play a more active role in international affairs, and should not simply despair when faced with ''appalling human suffering'' in this country and elsewhere.

'Scary territory' around orders

New Zealand is entering ''scary territory'' through a new law which allows indefinite detention of certain offenders who have already served their sentence, Associate Prof Colin Gavaghan warns.

Master of lights utilises deafness

Master of lights utilises deafness

Living constantly in a ''threshold state'' because of his deafness has inspired innovative research by Dunedin lighting artist and designer Martyn Roberts, who will graduate from the University of Otago today.

Green Island market popular

Green Island market popular

Green Island residents and visitors from elsewhere in Dunedin were out in force during the township's annual market day last weekend.

Theme of service to others

Theme of service to others

University of Otago medical and physiotherapy graduates should seek happiness through caring for, and learning from, their patients, and not simply by striving for materialistic success.

'Couldn't be happier' with peninsula show

'Couldn't be happier' with peninsula show

Good weather and a change of focus helped further strengthen participation in the Otago Peninsula Community Show at Portobello at the weekend.

Bikers take part in 'brilliant' toy run

Bikers take part in 'brilliant' toy run

About 200 motorcycles packed into central Dunedin on Saturday afternoon during the annual Bikers Rights of New Zealand (Bronz) ''toy run''.

Hunger aims: focus on hormone-obesity link

Hunger aims: focus on hormone-obesity link

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Report details prison faults

Report details prison faults

Focusing on the security risks of contraband drugs arriving at the Otago Corrections Facility resulted in ''inadequate communication'' between management and other prison staff before a prisoner died.

Great having family in city, graduand says

Great having family in city, graduand says

Maggie Chan and her brother Raymond will have plenty to celebrate when they graduate together from the University of Otago today.