The election of the sole presidential candidate, Harriet
Geoghegan, and an apparent dead heat between two health
science candidates were the highlights of elections for next
year's Otago University Students Association executive.
A university of Otago science graduate who walked more than
1000km along riverbeds from Fiordland to Bay of Plenty has
boosted the chances of conservation workers pulling back the
endangered native blue duck from the brink of extinction.
And then there was one. Nicholas Graves (18), a second-year
commerce student, has withdrawn from the Otago University
Students Association presidential race, leaving only one
remaining candidate, Harriet Geoghegan.
After 19 years as director of the University of Otago's
Injury Prevention Research Unit, Prof John Langley steps down
on Monday. He discusses injury prevention and some of his
plans for the future with reporter John Gibb.
Research by Dunedin school
pupil Kim Schultz about scoop-served ice cream was a "timely
reminder" about the need for safe food handling practices in
stores, a Tip Top senior manager, Mike Leyland, says.