John Gibb

One man, 60 of his pots

One man, 60 of his pots

Sixty pots created by Czech-born master potter Mirek Smisek have gone on display at Otago Museum.

Decision 'did not ignore public poll'

Decision 'did not ignore public poll'

It would be "unfortunate" if some people thought the recommended new museum title "Toitu: Otago Settlers Museum" had partly bypassed the public consultation process, museum board chairwoman Dr Dorothy Page said yesterday.

Lion pair to take pride of place

Lion pair to take pride of place

Two of the most-loved animals at the Otago Museum, the Lawrence lions, will occupy pride of place when a "refreshed" Animal Attic gallery reopens to the public later this month.

Games could be key to ADHD battle

Games could be key to ADHD battle

Undertaking early "brain training" through an innovative University of Otago programme involving common children's games may be a better way of avoiding future ADHD problems than medication or other existing therapies.

Artefact tagging going well

The Otago Museum's collection audit pilot scheme, which has been combined with a new electronic artefact tagging system, has been progressing well, with more than 1000 artefacts tagged, organisers say.

New name for renewed museum 'important'

New name for renewed museum 'important'

Despite significant community backing for the status quo, the Dunedin City Council should seriously consider changing the Otago Settlers Museum's name, city councillor Lee Vandervis says.

Otago research attracts $27m

Otago research attracts $27m

World-leading research offering new hope for couples with fertility problems is among a series of University of Otago initiatives which have been boosted by more than $27 million in grants from the Health Research Council.

Laurels for scholarship

Dr Jacob Edmond, a poetry scholar and senior lecturer in the University of Otago English department, has become the latest recipient of the university's Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award.

Settlers museum board meets but public excluded

The Otago Settlers Museum Board yesterday excluded the public, citing potential "prejudice or disadvantage" to commercial activities, in order to discuss a possible change of the museum's name.

'Joint Clinic' could be NZ model

An innovative "Joint Clinic" for patients with osteoarthritis, which starts at Dunedin Hospital this week, could become a model for similar clinics elsewhere in the country.