John Gibb

Pupae put on museum's credit card

The Otago Museum's single credit card was recently used to buy more butterfly pupae from Costa Rica, after usual supplies from the Philippines for the museum's Tropical Forest attraction were interrupted by a heatwave.

Settlers locomotive to be shunted to glass shed

Proposals to move an historic Ja-class steam locomotive to a new display shed near the Dunedin Railway Station will give the Otago Settlers Museum a "huge boost", museum officials say.

Pride over Tori's Puffin win

Pride over Tori's Puffin win

Tori Locke is never far from a good book.

Museum exhibits for Singapore

A new agreement between the Otago Museum and a big science centre in Singapore will pave the way for Otago science exhibits to be exported to Singapore, museum organisers say.

'Spectacular' show by whales

'Spectacular' show by whales

Two young southern right whales made a spectacular entry to Otago Harbour about 2.30pm yesterday, swimming in as far as a channel marker out from Wellers Rock, before leaving, close to the Aramoana Mole.

Graduates' achievements put in perspective

Graduates' achievements put in perspective

Academic achievements were "part of a journey, but not the destination", Tertiary Education Commission chairman Sir Wira Gardiner told University of Otago graduates at the weekend.

Things all right for rare whales

University of Otago scientists have returned to Dunedin from the Auckland Islands with a wealth of data reflecting the continuing recovery of southern right whales, including the most comprehensive recordings of their calls in New Zealand waters.

Scholar supports idea of criminal review

Scholar supports idea of criminal review

Visiting English legal scholar Prof Graham Zellick QC believes the concept of a Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates possible miscarriages of justice in England, will eventually be accepted in many other countries.

Varying degrees of north and south

Varying degrees of north and south

When Peter Dulgar graduates from the University of Otago with a PhD today, he will celebrate a rare feat - a degree from the world's most northerly English-speaking university and another from the southernmost.

Museum attendance down 24%

Museum attendance down 24%

The Otago Museum remains popular, despite a 24% drop in visits from last year's record 628,716 attendance, museum officials say.