John Gibb

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.

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.

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.

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.

New era starting, predicts minister

New era starting, predicts minister

New Zealand is on the brink of "an era of enormous trade and economic opportunity", much of it involving our increasingly lucrative export trade with China, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully predicts.

Silvereyes or sparrows: which will top survey?

Silvereyes or sparrows: which will top survey?

Backyard bird watchers in Dunedin and elsewhere in Otago are being asked to take part in the latest annual garden bird survey, which starts today.

The new face of surgery

Surgeon Andrew Greensmith played a leading role in the operation that last year separated the conjoined Bangladeshi twins, Krishna and Tishna. He returns to Dunedin to take part in the city's International Science Festival next month.

Surreal touch to leader switch

When Prof Peter Robertson, an economist at the University of Western Australia, flew out of Perth on Wednesday night, bound for New Zealand, Kevin Rudd was still the Australian Prime Minister and Julia Gillard his deputy.

Otago connection in data device

Otago connection in data device

University of Otago physicist Dr Jevon Longdell is part of an international scientific team which has just developed the most efficient quantum memory for light in the world.

NZ East-West bridge role seen

China's emergence as a growing world power also gives New Zealand the chance to play a new international role, as a bridge between East and West, University of Otago Prof Robert Patman says.