John Gibb

Ancient settlements discovered by Otago team

Ancient settlements discovered by Otago team

A University of Otago-led research team has sparked international scientific interest by uncovering the world's oldest known high-altitude human settlement, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

University of Otago revealed to be a top earner

The University of Otago achieved the highest university operating surplus in the country last year, at $31.1 million, figures released this week by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) show.

Otago lecturer awarded Fulbright

Otago lecturer awarded Fulbright

Dr Ian Barber, a University of Otago archaeologist, has gained a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, to study overseas, in Utah, in the United States, next year.

'Uses of Sadness' author talks

Western culture seems "afraid of sadness", but this "soulful emotion" actually offers many opportunities for personal growth and development, visiting Australian counsellor and author Karen Masman says.

ACC appeals overloaded

Critics say the ACC appeals system is threatening to burst at the seams, with review applications soaring to 9900 during the past year and 1446 cases stacked up at the district court.

German studies conference first of series

Nineteen overseas scholars have converged on Dunedin for the biggest international German studies conference to be staged in the city in the past 20 years.

Child's evidence research a Marsden winner

Child's evidence research a Marsden winner

Research which aims to help children give accurate testimony in court cases is among a series of University of Otago projects boosted by $10.67 million in the latest "fiercely contested" Marsden Fund round.

Table soccer tests young brainpower

Table soccer tests young brainpower

A three-strong team of "Mind Wizards" from Taieri College emerged as the overall winner after an unusual mental challenge to determine who were Otago's "Kids of Steel".

Safe tramping efforts recognised with prize

Safe tramping efforts recognised with prize

The Otago Youth Adventure Trust and Milton Rotary Tramping Club was last night named Clutha's premier volunteer grouping of 2010.

1150 to lose out in plans by ACC

The Accident Compensation Corporation intends to cut at least 1150 more clients from its long-term claimants list by the middle of next year.