John Gibb

Embrace 'scary but invigorating' change: professor

Embrace 'scary but invigorating' change: professor

People who are frightened of making mistakes can learn a thing or two from the way their own bodies deal with errors, University of Otago professor Helen Nicholson says.

Years of work and study rewarded with doctorate

Years of work and study rewarded with doctorate

How many New Zealand heritage policy planners also have a PhD in aspects of Russian foreign policy?

Musician rocking to the beat of her own drum

Musician rocking to the beat of her own drum

University of Otago music graduand Maddy Parkins-Craig has not only been drumming up a storm with her music studies, but also seems headed for a bright future as an alternative rock musician.

Museum offers scholarship

Otago Museum is offering a new $5000 fellowship to boost research involving biological classification, and also plans to establish two scholarships for University of Otago postgraduate students later this year.

No 1 tram completes return journey

No 1 tram completes return journey

The historic Roslyn-Maori Hill tram, New Zealand's first electric tram, made another stop on its long journey early yesterday, returning to the Otago Settlers Museum.

Litigation not always best option for client

Litigation not always best option for client

Lawyers should "put out fires" not start them, leading New Zealand constitutional lawyer Mai Chen emphasised yesterday.

EQC model seen as 'problem'

EQC model seen as 'problem'

Making eventual changes involving the Earthquake Commission should be considered as a result of the major Christchurch earthquakes, Prof Robert Merkin, an international authority in insurance law, says.

Doubt cast on Govt's 'Mondayising' costings

Doubt cast on Govt's 'Mondayising' costings

Documents released under the Official Information Act have raised doubts about government estimates it would cost about $400 million to "Mondayise" two public holidays, Dunedin North Labour MP Dr David Clark says.

Call for NZ to emulate Singapore growth model

New Zealand should follow Singapore's example and use increased investment in science and technology to generate stronger economic growth, Prof Keith Hunter, the University of Otago pro-chancellor sciences, says.

Quiz your chance to show what you know

Quiz your chance to show what you know

Otago Museum organisers are urging more people to register for tomorrow's big quiz at the museum cafe.