John Gibb

Mayor commends gasworks efforts

Mayor commends gasworks efforts

The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is "hugely important" both internationally and for the city's own history, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Memory scholar new head at Otago

Memory scholar new head at Otago

Psychology researcher Prof Harlene Hayne has been appointed University of Otago vice-chancellor, the first woman in this role.

Cricket: Otago training helps England

Cricket: Otago training helps England

Extensive preparations for the English cricket team's recent successful Ashes campaign in Australia included highly individualised dietary advice and support, an international sports nutritionist, Jeni Pearce, said yesterday.

Surveys 'cornerstone' of nutrition monitoring

National nutritional surveys are the "cornerstone of food and nutrition monitoring" in New Zealand, but thought is needed about how the running of future surveys can be ensured, University of Otago Associate Prof Winsome Parnell said.

No such size as average

No such size as average

The apparel industry is still dogged by problems resulting from poor guesswork about garment sizes, and many people still cannot find clothes that fit them, a leading US researcher, Dr Kathleen Robinette, says.

Technology helps scientists recover lost information

Technology helps scientists recover lost information

Advanced imaging techniques are allowing the recovery of lost information from key heritage documents, including the handwritten draft of the American Declaration of Independence, leading US-based preservation scientist Dr Fenella France says.

Pixie Town open two more days

The Otago Settlers Museum's Pixie Town display remains highly popular, and visitors still have two days to see the free display before it closes at 4pm tomorrow.

Response to free transport service makes effort worthwhile

Patients who had struggled to attend medical appointments because they could not access transport have responded positively to a free community transport service launched by the Red Cross in Dunedin last year.

Geologists part of earthquake project

Geologists part of earthquake project

University of Otago geologists are preparing to take part in an international research project which may help clarify the likelihood and effects of a future massive earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

Acclaim report says ACC failing obligations

Acclaim report says ACC failing obligations

New Zealand is failing to live up to its obligations to protect injured people with disabilities, under a recently-ratified United Nations convention, said a critical new report on the ACC system.