John Gibb

Man dies when hit by rolling truck

Man dies when hit by rolling truck

Police are investigating a "tragic incident" in which a 62-year-old pedestrian was crushed by a runaway truck at Company Bay, Dunedin.

Mayor's praise for firefighters

Mayor's praise for firefighters

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has praised firefighters for their dedication and professionalism in keeping the city's residents safe.

Boat users chilled from capsize at river mouth

Boat users chilled from capsize at river mouth

Two Dunedin men, both aged 23, suffered moderate hypothermia and were flown to Dunedin Hospital by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter after a 4.5m motorboat capsized on a bar at Taieri Mouth on Saturday.

Youngster rescued from roof

Youngster rescued from roof

Firefighters used an aerial appliance to rescue a stranded teenager from the second-floor roof of the National Bank building in Hanover St, Dunedin, on Saturday.

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.