John Gibb

Some events at science festival sold out

Ticket sales for the latest New Zealand International Science Festival are proving "extremely popular" and some children's workshops and several adult events have already sold out, organisers say.

Museum deal opens up China

Museum deal opens up China

The Otago Museum has signed an agreement with one of the world's biggest science museums, providing a gateway for Otago science exhibits to enter the huge Chinese market.

Sister cities' art highlighted together in show

Sister cities' art highlighted together in show

Modern interpretations of traditional Maori and Japanese art will soon be highlighted in an Otago Museum exhibition celebrating 30 years of sister-city links between Dunedin and Otaru.

Dunedin man new Pharmac head

Dunedin man new Pharmac head

A Dunedin accountant and company director, Stuart McLauchlan, has been appointed chairman of the Pharmac board.

Tolley blasted for comments

Tolley blasted for comments

Education Minister Anne Tolley has come under fire from the Otago Primary Principals Association after she told listeners on a national radio broadcast that the first national standards reports due to be released by schools this week may not be 100% correct.

Negotiation, not force

Negotiation, not force

Despite the huge challenges involved, the Korean Peninsula could still become nuclear free, German peace and development researcher Prof Herbert Wulf believes.

Scholarship funds cancer research in US

University of Otago chemistry graduate Anthea Blackburn has gained a leading scholarship to support research which could pave the way for a better-targeted form of chemotherapy.

China's outlook remains inscrutable

China's outlook remains inscrutable

China's "conflicted sense of international identities" is reflected in its sometimes "unpredictable behaviour" and increasingly assertive approach to the United States, a leading China specialist, Prof David Shambaugh, says.

Norman incident 'no big deal'

The protest incident involving Green Party co-leader Russel Norman will not damage New Zealand's long-term relationship with Beijing, organisers of a major conference on China predict.

World benefits from China's growth

China's rapid economic growth has not only been good for the Chinese, with massive reductions in poverty, but has also benefited New Zealand and the world economy, Dunedin-born economist Prof Peter Robertson said yesterday.