John Gibb

Call for efforts to save adult sea lions

Call for efforts to save adult sea lions

More efforts to protect adult female New Zealand sea lions, such as fishing bans near breeding colonies, are needed urgently to ensure the endangered species' survival, a Dunedin scientist says.

Museum tie to war relics

Museum tie to war relics

Otago Museum staff yesterday added the finishing touches to a display about the experiences of the museum's former long-serving director, Dr H. D. Skinner, during the World War 1 Gallipoli campaign.

NZ should strengthen anti-nuclear stance: professor

NZ should strengthen anti-nuclear stance: professor

New Zealand should use its influence at the United Nations to promote nuclear disarmament more vigorously and to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, says Prof Richard Jackson, acting director of the University of Otago's National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Civil defence group manager appointed

Chris Hawker, of Christchurch, has been appointed inaugural manager/controller for the Otago Regional Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group.

ORC head ready to take on role as new LGNZ chairman

ORC head ready to take on role as new LGNZ chairman

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead is keen to take up the challenge after recently being elected unopposed as chairman of Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) regional sector group.

Acoustic mapping shaking things up in South Dunedin

Acoustic mapping shaking things up in South Dunedin

Trail-blazing geological research which started yesterday is expected to shed light on previously unknown earthquake risk factors, including a possible ancient fault zone, under South Dunedin.

Memorial award for Otago botanist

University of Otago botany researcher Dr Janice Lord is ''absolutely delighted'' to have been named as the Royal Society of New Zealand's latest Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecturer.

$450,000 for Tb research

$450,000 for Tb research

University of Otago researchers have been granted $450,000 for research into the genetics of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Indonesia and Burma, in a ''great'' boost for the fight against Tb.

Quarry hearing adjourned

Quarry hearing adjourned

Independant commissioner Andrew Henderson has adjourned a Dunedin consent hearing to consider legal issues linked to a quarry overlooking Papanui Inlet in a ''treasured ancestral landscape''.

May need new consent, quarry hearing told

A ''catch-22'' legal problem involving a quarry on Otago Peninsula means all parties, including the applicant and many submitters, may have been wasting their time attending a consent hearing.