John Gibb

Aphrodite meets Instagram

Aphrodite meets Instagram

Ideals about love and beauty, old and new, were scrutinised in a mini-drama which included a smart phone and the goddess Aphrodite, at the Otago Museum yesterday.

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

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

Middle East peace process on NZ agenda

Middle East peace process on NZ agenda

New Zealand is keen to promote the resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks, and will bring a ''sense of impatience'' when it starts chairing the United Nations Security Council next month.

Birds subject of survey

Dunedin and other Otago readers now have the chance to take part in an annual Garden Bird Survey, which is run throughout the country, starting today and ending on July 5.

McCully quizzed on Nauru

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says he understands that no journalists have gone to Nauru since that Pacific nation imposed a non-refundable $8000 visa fee on reporters wishing to visit.

Disappointment with ORC over wilding trees

Otago Regional Council member Gerry Eckhoff says it is ''regrettable'' the council has earmarked no funding to support community groups, including those in Central Otago, battling to remove wilding trees.

Transfer of costs feared

Transfer of costs feared

For the Government to ask regional council ratepayers to foot more of the bill for the SuperGold Card subsidy on free bus travel was ''not on'' and caused serious concern.

ORC wary of lobbyists' self-interests

ORC wary of lobbyists' self-interests

The Otago Regional Council has delayed establishing a stakeholder consultation group after hearing that national lobbyists could be like ''ferrets fighting in a sack'', and undermine the council's interests.

'ODT' artist wins cartoon contest

'ODT' artist wins cartoon contest

Otago Daily Times editorial artist Alistair Craig has won the open section of the inaugural National Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies cartoon competition.

Photographer found: memories awakened

Photographer found: memories awakened

A familiar face, and a faded image of Queen's High School have helped solve a riddle involving an old film found in a Kodak camera bought at a Dunedin shop.