John Gibb

Numb taken out of numbers

Numb taken out of numbers

Some people find statistics utterly dull, but University of Otago statistician John Harraway and 35 senior Dunedin teachers are determined to prove them wrong.

Optimistic about future of libraries

Optimistic about future of libraries

The words "irrepressible" and "librarian" seem, logically, to lead to two others - Mary Ronnie, the former Dunedin city and national librarian.

Cancer researchers granted $2m

Four University of Otago scientists and Singaporean colleagues have been awarded more than $2 million by the Health Research Council and a Singaporean funding body to undertake cancer research.

Hulme returns to words of Burns

Hulme returns to words of Burns

West Coast novelist and poet Keri Hulme finds herself returning again and again to the writings of Robert Burns.

Direct Dunedin help for Grey

Direct  Dunedin help for Grey

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull yesterday launched a fundraising appeal to show the city's solidarity with the Grey District, on the West Coast, after the Pike River coal mine disaster.

Boat moved for museum revamp

Boat moved for museum revamp

A large whaling boat, built at Port Chalmers in 1871, has been moved out of the Otago Settlers Museum's Burnside building as the museum's $35 million redevelopment project continues.

$50,000 for scientist in making

$50,000 for scientist in making

New Zealand underwater hockey representative Bailey Lovett is still trying to catch her breath after winning the $50,000 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize, to support her planned study at the University of Otago.

Library's centennial conference tomorrow

Library's centennial conference tomorrow

When more than 600 people converge on Dunedin for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand's centennial conference this weekend, many will reflect on how far the organisation has come since 1910.

Double take for future scientist

Double take for future scientist

New Zealand underwater hockey representative Bailey Lovett is still trying to catch her breath after winning the $50,000 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize, to support her planned study at the University of Otago.

Inherent dangers hard to deal with

Inherent dangers hard to deal with

Halting a cycle of multiple-fatality coal-mining disasters in this country will be difficult, given the inherent dangers of such mining, University of Otago geologist Dr Mike Palin says.