John Gibb

Foreign Policy School on China's rise

The recent Wall Street crisis had strongly reminded New Zealand decision-makers not to put all our economic eggs in one basket, University of Otago Prof Robert Patman said yesterday.

10 tonnes of gifts for tiny island

10 tonnes of gifts for tiny island

Henry Leiataua, who was born in Manono, a tiny island in the Samoan group, can be sure of a warm welcome when he returns with a container-load of aid materials for the tsunami-hit island early next year.

Young Christians converge for 'Primal Getaway'

Young Christians converge for 'Primal Getaway'

About 80 young people converged on Waihola yesterday for a "Primal Getaway" camp, which combines Christian prayer, music and other activities to create a safe way of celebrating the summer holidays.

Statue to be unveiled at Lovelock's birthplace

A statue of Jack Lovelock, one of New Zealand's greatest Olympic heroes, will be unveiled next week in Crushington, the small West Coast township where he was born.

Gun set for new duty after 'grand job'

Gun set for new duty after 'grand job'

What weighs seven tonnes, is 4m long, once spoke very loudly and was dug up in 2006?

Texting, TV damaging, lecturer says

Texting, TV damaging, lecturer says

New Zealanders would be healthier, wealthier and wiser if they improved their spoken language skills, communication studies lecturer Meredith Caisley says.

'Dangerous' to do nothing on climate change

'Dangerous' to do nothing on climate change

University of Otago professor Keith Hunter takes issue with so-called sceptics who persistently deny fossil-fuel-burning humans are contributing to global climate change, despite overwhelming scientific evidence.

Grant for research into new antibiotics

Grant for research into new antibiotics

University of Otago scientists who are striving to develop and test a new generation of antibiotics have gained backing from a $27,740 research funding award.

Half-million dollars to boost stroke research

Half-million dollars to boost stroke research

A $500,000 fellowship has boosted "extremely promising" University of Otago research which could greatly improve the recovery of patients after strokes.

Business, science urged to collaborate

Business, science urged to collaborate

Prominent Otago businessman and philanthropist Trevor Scott is urging merchant bankers and scientists to join forces so that scientific innovation can be commercialised, in New Zealand's national interest.