John Gibb

School of Medicine announces award recipients

School of Medicine announces award recipients

Researchers involved in collaborative study of oxidative stress and aspects of colorectal cancer have received a boost to their plans by winning the Dunedin School of Medicine's latest research development investment awards.

Year-round scholarships

The University of Otago is switching to a new, year-round system for allocating PhD scholarships, partly to help "recruit and retain the very best postgraduate students" from New Zealand and abroad.

Museum forest lives on

The Otago Museum's popular tropical forest will continue next year, the museum trust board has decided.

Action on road toll

Moves to raise the driving age and to cut the youth blood-alcohol level to zero will help reduce the road death and injury toll, University of Otago researcher Dr Dorothy Begg says.

Microscope helps advance cutting-edge study

Microscope helps advance cutting-edge study

A sophisticated new imaging microscope is helping advance cutting-edge research, including into childhood leukemia, at the University of Otago zebrafish facility.

Flights halt hits Dunedin trade

Flights halt hits Dunedin trade

Dunedin firms have been sideswiped by the grounding of European flights as New Zealand exporters struggle to get product into European markets because of the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Outreach contract to museum

The Otago Settlers Museum has secured the future of its planned education outreach programme, involving some of the city's other museums, by gaining a key new Ministry of Education contract.

Travellers take disruption in their stride

Travellers take disruption in their stride

Facing the biggest disruption to air travel in Britain and Europe for more than 50 years, some present and former Dunedin residents were beginning to take things in their stride.

Forum studies migrants' suffering

An international conference hosted by the University of Otago has highlighted links between migration, ethnicity and mental health problems, including the role of "isolation and culture shock".

Plant explorer to visit Dunedin

One of the world's leading plant explorers, horticulturists and gardening authors, Dan Hinkley, will make his first visit to Dunedin later this month.