John Gibb

Museum achieves most 2010 goals

Museum achieves most 2010 goals

The Otago Museum has done "extremely well" in attaining about 90% of its annual service performance goals, despite difficult economic times, museum programmes director Helen Horner says.

Dame Alison overwhelmed

Dame Alison overwhelmed

Celebrated cook Alison Holst, who spent the first 30 years of her life in Dunedin and has retained close links with the city, was ''overwhelmed'' to be named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

60-year history in publishing recognised

60-year history in publishing recognised

A leading international specialist in print culture, Dr Keith Maslen (84), is delighted to receive the ONZM honour.

Living apart, staying together

Living apart, staying together

They may live in different countries, but over the years Swiss resident Patrick Gyger and Dunedin-born cultural director and experimental sound artist Honor Harger have learned a thing or two about maintaining a good long-distance relationship.

Author uses Ellis case as example

Author uses Ellis case as example

A "miscarriage of justice" involving Peter Ellis highlights the need to establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission to redress other injustices in a speedier way, Dunedin author Dr Lynley Hood says.

Otago research finds child evidence 'flawed'

Otago research finds child evidence 'flawed'

New University of Otago research has prompted convicted child abuser Peter Ellis to lodge a fresh petition to the Governor-General for a full pardon

Schoolgirl career choices warning

Schoolgirl career choices warning

University of Otago doctoral researcher Barrie Irving is urging caution in interpreting a study which suggests many 15- and 16-year-old Dunedin schoolgirls want to become hairdressers, kindergarten teachers and air hostesses.

Parents: watch children at beach

Parents: watch children at beach

Parents are urged not to leave their youngsters unsupervised at Otago beaches this summer, even when lifeguards are present.

Penguin evolution revisited

Penguin evolution revisited

Most people think of penguins as cold-water or polar birds, but latest research linked to the University of Otago sheds new light on that traditional view.

Every face tells a story

Every face tells a story

The Otago Museum is inviting visitors to face up to the future in an unusual way, through a do-it-yourself face-changing show.